- FRQNCY Media brings fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg’s (DVF) message of female empowerment to the pod waves
- “InCharge With DVF” podcast features in-depth conversations with some of the world’s most successful, powerful, and influential women about the journey of life and survival
- Season one guests include Kris Jenner, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Karlie Kloss, Elaine Welteroth, and Martine Rothblatt
- Podcast trailer launches exclusively on Spotify March 4, with weekly episodes starting March 12
FRQNCY Media has added a new name to its growing and diverse roster of podcast partners: fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg (DVF), the iconic Belgian-born fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist.
Titled “InCharge With DVF” after von Furstenberg’s manifesto of female empowerment, the podcast launches exclusively on Spotify today with a trailer, followed by the weekly release of seven episodes beginning March 12. “InCharge” features in-depth conversations with some of the world’s most successful, powerful and influential women about the journey of life and survival, and what it means to be a woman “in charge” of her own path.
For example, while many know Karlie Kloss as a supermodel and host of “Project Runway,” DVF invited her on “InCharge” to talk about Kode with Klossy, the coding nonprofit for young girls she founded in 2015 that now hosts upwards of 1,000 campers annually.
The first season will also feature conversations with ultimate momager and entrepreneur Kris Jenner; actress, philanthropist and film producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas; journalist and New York Times best-selling author Elaine Welteroth; and inventor, CEO and Sirius XM co-founder Martine Rothblatt.
FRQNCY’s founder and CEO Michelle Khouri served as the executive producer for “InCharge.” She, along with team members Enna Garkusha (producer) and Peter LoPinto (editor), managed every detail of the production, from storyboarding and scripting, to coordinating guest interviews, to being on-site at every interview ensuring von Furstenberg’s vision is realized.
“I knew I was going to make a podcast but I didn’t know anything about that world. I needed a producer I could trust to run every aspect of production. When I met Michelle [Khouri], I was impressed by her expertise in podcasting, but more importantly drawn to her strength as a CEO. Our collaboration is what the ‘InCharge’ movement is about.”Diane von Furstenberg, Founder, DVF Studios
Khouri first connected with von Furstenberg when FRQNCY was chosen to produce and launch the 2019 “Raising the Torch” podcast for Apple and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, coinciding with the grand opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Von Furstenberg, a Foundation board member, served as the podcast’s narrator.
“When Diane approached me with the opportunity, there was no doubt in my mind it was a perfect fit. As a first-generation American Latina and an entrepreneur, I feel a deep connection with DVF’s story and believe wholeheartedly in her mission to empower women. Every aspect of ‘InCharge’ reinforces this, from the roster of guests to her selection of FRQNCY as a creative partner. It has been an honor to collaborate with her on a project that will undoubtedly impact so many.”Michelle Khouri, Founder & CEO, FRQNCY Media
The podcast is available exclusively on Spotify for a limited time as part of its new podcast division that includes original shows from other notables such as President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
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