We are driven to help women achieve unprecedented success in their podcasting lives.
The Collective is named after the skylark, a bird that looks small and unassuming but has a clear, powerful voice that is audible as it soars high in the air.
Our collective empowers others to be heard with clarity and vision. Women can support and open doors for each other in a way that others can’t. They have a unique understanding of what others face, because they live it too, and we harness that community power to lift each other up.
The Skylark Collective is a global membership community for anyone involved in podcasting who identifies as a woman. We support podcast hosts, writers, editors and producers to achieve things they don’t dare dream of. To have their shows seen, heard and recognised. To reach for more and be part of the podcasting industry’s future.
The Skylark Way
Our values influence how we level the playing field for women in podcasting, and set the tone for our membership.
When you’re in the company of other successful women, their magic rubs off on you. We believe in drawing strength from the sisterhood and giving back to it. At every opportunity, we look each other in the eye, laugh together and revel in each other's successes. Especially over food; we love food.
The real magic happens when we work together. Who we surround ourselves with can heavily influence our path to success. By cross-promoting and collaborating with one another, we soar higher, faster. #communityovercompetition
You can’t be what you can’t see, so we feel a great responsibility to showcase the role models of today and develop the mentors of tomorrow. Our collective recognises great podcasting work and celebrates everyone’s successes, big or small.
Naomi Mellor is the producer and host of multiple podcasts. She knows what it’s like to start from scratch. As well as teaching herself to podcast from the ground up, she flipped the script on her career: after 15 years as a veterinary surgeon she is now fulfilling her aim connecting and supporting people through Skylark.
Podcasting can be lonely, especially when it’s all down to you. Naomi firmly believes that together we achieve more than we can alone. With so many women out there with things to say, but unequal industry representation, she’s passionate about raising the voices of women in podcasting. Today, she uses the deep empathy and communication skills she honed as a vet to create an environment for members to flourish in.
As well as leading The Skylark Collective, Naomi mentors women who want to turn their passion into a career, start podcasting or develop their shows. Get in touch to ask about her 1:1 mentoring.
Listen to Naomi’s original podcast, Smashing The Ceiling, on Apple or Spotify