Andrea Beça, host of That's So Maven! is creating a network of empowered femme entrepreneurs and leaders.
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Hello! I'm Andrea Beça and I'm professional storyteller specializing in words, filmmaking, and photography. I'm also the host of That's So Maven!, a podcast by, for, and about femmes in business and leadership, which has been coming out on Tuesday mornings since June 2016! 

First off, thank you SO much for being here. I can't even begin to tell you what it means to me that folks like you listen to and support That's So Maven!

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is an incredibly cool way to support creatives. Basically, it's like a monthly subscription - in this case, to That's So Maven! You get to choose how much to donate each month, and you can change your dollar amount or cancel at any time. 

The dollar amounts listed are suggestions only, but you can also donate a custom amount that works for you. 

Note: Dollar amounts are in USD. 

HOW & WHY DID THAT'S SO MAVEN! GET STARTED?

Being an entrepreneur - and a femme-identifying entrepreneur - can be a very isolating thing, both physically and emotionally. It's all too easy to feel like you're the only one struggling what what are normal, everyday challenges for all business owners.

I created this podcast to create a network of support. A place where we can talk about business, life as an entrepreneur, and life as a femme. A place to be open, real, and vulnerable. A place where we can celebrate huge successes and the huge failures that got us there. A place to embrace diversity and inclusivity. A place without judgement or hate of any kind, where collaboration over competition is to go-to, every single time.

WHAT GOES INTO MAKING THAT'S SO MAVEN!?

That's So Maven! is a huge job that as of now, I do for free*. I did some quick math, and I've donated over 1000 hours of work to That's So Maven! How does that break down? I estimate I put about 10 hours a week into creating That's So Maven! That includes:

- Correspondence
- Website maintenance and admin
- Scheduling interviews
- Conducting interviews
- Photography
- Editing the podcast
- Editing photos
- Prepping episode blog posts
- Running social media
- Travel time

I also pay for travel, parking, website domains and hosting, and equipment out of my own pocket.

*That's So Maven! has been a member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial, since August 2017, which does pay me a small amount ($25) per episode. Thus far, I have been able to pay for web hosting and domain fees from 2016/2017 with funds raised from the network.

So, it's a big undertaking, to say the least. Especially since I do all of this in addition to running my own business and doing the entrepreneurial thing 24/7. 

Yes, I've been called crazy. I've been told I should never put that many hours into something that doesn't pay. I've been asked many times why I don't just throw in the towel and scrap the podcast altogether.

I do this because I believe so deeply in the show, its message, and what it contributes to the community. This show is incredibly important to me. I think it's filled a huge gap within the community and beyond by creating a safe space for us to open up about being in business and everything that goes along with that.

I've seen the impact it's had. I've watched people connect and collaborate because of the podcast. I've received countless emails from folks who tell me that they now use my podcast and website as a way to find people to hire, work with, collaborate with, etc. 

My ultimate goal is to have guests on the show from all corners of the world, from all industries, of all races and religions and gender identities, at a variety of points in their careers. I think what we've got so far is an incredible and inspiring start. And I'm always excited to meet new people and keep the network expanding further and further.

WHAT WILL PATREON FUNDS BE USED FOR?

As I mention in my video, I'm not looking to get paid for every single hour I put into this show. What I'm hoping to do is supplement my income so that I can feel a little less pressure in my "day job" to make ends meet. I won't lie: right now, I'm working an impossible amount of hours to meet my needs and run the podcast simultaneously. If I can earn a portion of my monthly income from the podcast, I can happily and healthily commit more time to it. 

And there's so much more to come - more podcast episodes, new directions with the podcast, live events, educational resources, maybe even some video content. There are so many ways we can grow this thing, and I want to make sure I'm doing so in a way that benefits my audience the most. Which is why lots of the perks available to patrons get you directly involved with the show!  

Again, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for being here. Whether you can donate financially or not, your support of the show is incredibly important to me. If you could help me spread the word about this campaign, and about That's So Maven! in general, I would be eternally grateful! The biggest thing this podcast needs to succeed is an audience, and I so appreciate you being a part of that. 
Rewards
Maven Shoutout!
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Donate $1/month to receive an official That's So Maven! postcard thanking you for your support, and a shoutout on the show's website.
Maven Cheerleader!
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Donate $5/month to receive an official That's So Maven! postcard thanking you for your support, and a shoutout on the show's website, plus access to special extras from the show, including behind the scenes photos, audio, and video, and more!
Maven Fanclub!
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Donate $15/month to receive all of the above, plus the opportunity to ask guests on the show specific questions for a special patron-only portion of the show! 
Maven Insider!
$30 or more per month 1 patron
Donate $30/month to receive all of the above, plus an invite to exclusive Google hangout chats, AMAs, and planning sessions, A.K.A. have some sway on the show and events!


After three months as a Maven Insider, you'll also receive your choice of a That's So Maven! t-shirt or water bottle! 

Maven Sidekick!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Donate $50/month to receive all of the above, plus a shoutout on the show every week AND an official That's So Maven! water bottle (it's a good one, from local business Lamose) to keep you hydrated while you follow your dreams.
Maven VIP!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Donate $75/month to receive all of the above, plus the opportunity to MAKE A MAVEN, A.K.A. rush an entrepreneur to the top of my list to be featured on the next episode of the show I record!
Maven Partner!
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Donate $100/month to receive all of the above, plus the opportunity to co-host an episode of the show with me! Choose your guest* and help me interview them - how cool is that?!


*Pending availability, scheduling, and acceptance of invitation.

Goals
$83 of $1,500 per month
When I reach $1500/month, I can hire a virtual assistant to help me with some of the social media and blogging I currently do on my own, so that I can focus on creating even more content and planning more That's So Maven! live events!
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Hello! I'm Andrea Beça and I'm professional storyteller specializing in words, filmmaking, and photography. I'm also the host of That's So Maven!, a podcast by, for, and about femmes in business and leadership, which has been coming out on Tuesday mornings since June 2016! 

First off, thank you SO much for being here. I can't even begin to tell you what it means to me that folks like you listen to and support That's So Maven!

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon is an incredibly cool way to support creatives. Basically, it's like a monthly subscription - in this case, to That's So Maven! You get to choose how much to donate each month, and you can change your dollar amount or cancel at any time. 

The dollar amounts listed are suggestions only, but you can also donate a custom amount that works for you. 

Note: Dollar amounts are in USD. 

HOW & WHY DID THAT'S SO MAVEN! GET STARTED?

Being an entrepreneur - and a femme-identifying entrepreneur - can be a very isolating thing, both physically and emotionally. It's all too easy to feel like you're the only one struggling what what are normal, everyday challenges for all business owners.

I created this podcast to create a network of support. A place where we can talk about business, life as an entrepreneur, and life as a femme. A place to be open, real, and vulnerable. A place where we can celebrate huge successes and the huge failures that got us there. A place to embrace diversity and inclusivity. A place without judgement or hate of any kind, where collaboration over competition is to go-to, every single time.

WHAT GOES INTO MAKING THAT'S SO MAVEN!?

That's So Maven! is a huge job that as of now, I do for free*. I did some quick math, and I've donated over 1000 hours of work to That's So Maven! How does that break down? I estimate I put about 10 hours a week into creating That's So Maven! That includes:

- Correspondence
- Website maintenance and admin
- Scheduling interviews
- Conducting interviews
- Photography
- Editing the podcast
- Editing photos
- Prepping episode blog posts
- Running social media
- Travel time

I also pay for travel, parking, website domains and hosting, and equipment out of my own pocket.

*That's So Maven! has been a member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial, since August 2017, which does pay me a small amount ($25) per episode. Thus far, I have been able to pay for web hosting and domain fees from 2016/2017 with funds raised from the network.

So, it's a big undertaking, to say the least. Especially since I do all of this in addition to running my own business and doing the entrepreneurial thing 24/7. 

Yes, I've been called crazy. I've been told I should never put that many hours into something that doesn't pay. I've been asked many times why I don't just throw in the towel and scrap the podcast altogether.

I do this because I believe so deeply in the show, its message, and what it contributes to the community. This show is incredibly important to me. I think it's filled a huge gap within the community and beyond by creating a safe space for us to open up about being in business and everything that goes along with that.

I've seen the impact it's had. I've watched people connect and collaborate because of the podcast. I've received countless emails from folks who tell me that they now use my podcast and website as a way to find people to hire, work with, collaborate with, etc. 

My ultimate goal is to have guests on the show from all corners of the world, from all industries, of all races and religions and gender identities, at a variety of points in their careers. I think what we've got so far is an incredible and inspiring start. And I'm always excited to meet new people and keep the network expanding further and further.

WHAT WILL PATREON FUNDS BE USED FOR?

As I mention in my video, I'm not looking to get paid for every single hour I put into this show. What I'm hoping to do is supplement my income so that I can feel a little less pressure in my "day job" to make ends meet. I won't lie: right now, I'm working an impossible amount of hours to meet my needs and run the podcast simultaneously. If I can earn a portion of my monthly income from the podcast, I can happily and healthily commit more time to it. 

And there's so much more to come - more podcast episodes, new directions with the podcast, live events, educational resources, maybe even some video content. There are so many ways we can grow this thing, and I want to make sure I'm doing so in a way that benefits my audience the most. Which is why lots of the perks available to patrons get you directly involved with the show!  

Again, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for being here. Whether you can donate financially or not, your support of the show is incredibly important to me. If you could help me spread the word about this campaign, and about That's So Maven! in general, I would be eternally grateful! The biggest thing this podcast needs to succeed is an audience, and I so appreciate you being a part of that. 

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Rewards
Maven Shoutout!
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Donate $1/month to receive an official That's So Maven! postcard thanking you for your support, and a shoutout on the show's website.
Maven Cheerleader!
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Donate $5/month to receive an official That's So Maven! postcard thanking you for your support, and a shoutout on the show's website, plus access to special extras from the show, including behind the scenes photos, audio, and video, and more!
Maven Fanclub!
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Donate $15/month to receive all of the above, plus the opportunity to ask guests on the show specific questions for a special patron-only portion of the show! 
Maven Insider!
$30 or more per month 1 patron
Donate $30/month to receive all of the above, plus an invite to exclusive Google hangout chats, AMAs, and planning sessions, A.K.A. have some sway on the show and events!


After three months as a Maven Insider, you'll also receive your choice of a That's So Maven! t-shirt or water bottle! 

Maven Sidekick!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Donate $50/month to receive all of the above, plus a shoutout on the show every week AND an official That's So Maven! water bottle (it's a good one, from local business Lamose) to keep you hydrated while you follow your dreams.
Maven VIP!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Donate $75/month to receive all of the above, plus the opportunity to MAKE A MAVEN, A.K.A. rush an entrepreneur to the top of my list to be featured on the next episode of the show I record!
Maven Partner!
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Donate $100/month to receive all of the above, plus the opportunity to co-host an episode of the show with me! Choose your guest* and help me interview them - how cool is that?!


*Pending availability, scheduling, and acceptance of invitation.