Ossa Featured Podcaster: Ameerah Saine, Host of Brunch and Slay
Ameerah Saine is a marketer, founder, connector, and podcaster. Her podcast, Brunch and Slay, is a part of her larger platform of the same name, and the common mission is to unite and empower women with the tools they need to succeed in all areas of life.
Through candid conversations highlighting under-represented groups in the media and business worlds, Ameerah creates lasting connections with her audience, making them feel like they’re at a virtual brunch party while listening!
The Brunch and Slay podcast is growing quickly and making an impact – it was recently featured by Apple Podcasts in the Listen and Reflect section under Business and Success (read on for more details). Listen to the show at the links below, and leave a review while you’re there! Read on for more from Ameerah Saine.
Tell us what your podcast is about in 3 sentences or less!
Our podcast is the perfect mix of inspiration and good times. When you hear it, you’ll feel like your at brunch with your favorite girlfriends who just happen to be some of the most creative and successful folks we know.
What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?
#WeBuildWeWin, which means that when women work together we are unstoppable.
I’ve been blessed with the ability motivate and the gift of connecting others.
One thing on your bucket list:
Number one on my list is to visit and stay at Giraffe Manor.
“Bigger” by Beyonce
Last text message you sent:
I sent this post to a friend.
What was your first job?
I worked as a cashier at a dry cleaner when I was 15.
What inspired you to start your podcast?
I wanted to connect with my audience in an organic way that was true to me.
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
I’m a marketer and founder of Brunch and Slay, a digital platform created to provide women with the resource that help them thrive in business and life.
What is your show’s USP?
Our show shines a light on women who are traditionally under-represented in main stream media.
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
I had the best time speaking to Noni Robinson an advocate for healthy eating habits for women of color.
What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
I’ve been able to support women and men of color making a difference in the world.
What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
I would like to make it to the spotlight section of Apple.
*Note: Ameerah reached this goal shortly after this interview! Brunch and Slay was featured on Apple Podcasts in the Listen and Reflect section under Business and Success for Juneteenth:
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
I think live podcast recordings will be new social events and opportunities to connect with listeners and brands.
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
To record in batches. This has been a lifesaver for me because things happen and you will not always be able to record or feel like recording. Having pre-recorded episodes allows you to stay connected and consistent with your audience.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts?
Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?
The biggest risk I’ve ever taken was to join the military, it was scary and I was young but I had a dream and the military allowed me to gain benefits and opportunities to pursue my education and it has aided me on my journey more than I can say.
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
Squadcast is a game-changer, the quality of recording and user-friendly platform is a must for my podcast
Is there a charity or cause you care about that you would like to share?
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
I’m doing it one podcast, event and moment at a time. I don’t have a huge platform but I choose to share positivity and encouraging content on mine.