Aminatou Sow

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  • Co-host, Call Your Girlfriend Podcast
  • Cultural commentator


Writer, cultural critic, and entrepreneur Aminatou Sow is renowned as co-host of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, which tackles the intricacies of feminism, pop culture and the latest in politics.

A member of the Sundance Institute Director's Advisory Group, and previous head of Social Impact Marketing at Google, Aminatou has been named one of Forbes "30 Under 30 in Tech." She is also the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia, an organization created to increase the visibility of women working in and around Technology. Her book, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close (June 2020), makes the bold and compelling argument that a close friendship is the most influential and important relationship a human life can contain—helping you improve as a person and in your relationships with others.

A passionate public speaker, Aminatou has been sought-out for events like SXSW, Chicago Ideas Week, and the Sydney Writers Festival. She convenes and facilitates conversations about the most important cultural issues of our time, and has interviewed everyone from Hillary Clinton to Roxane Gay, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ali Raisman, and so many more impressive women. At engagements, Aminatou shares candid insights into female ambition, money and power.

 

 

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Female Ambition, Money and Power

Renowned feminist, businesswoman and digital strategist Aminatou Sow is unapologetic in her ambition. A multi-hyphenate whose work has taken her from Google to Smartwater, from co-hosting a podcast to co-founding a network for women in the digital economy, Aminatou has multiple income streams at any ...

Renowned feminist, businesswoman and digital strategist Aminatou Sow is unapologetic in her ambition. A multi-hyphenate whose work has taken her from Google to Smartwater, from co-hosting a podcast to co-founding a network for women in the digital economy, Aminatou has multiple income streams at any given time.

In these refreshingly honest remarks, Aminatou talks about feminist issues and being a successful woman in today's world. From getting comfortable talking about money, to advocating for yourself in the workforce, to recognizing your power and leveraging it, Aminatou provides audiences with both tactical insights and bold inspiration.

 

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

As co-hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend and co-authors of Big Friendship, renowned feminists and best friends Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are proof of the magic that can happen when friends lift each other up, and work together. In these powerful remarks, Aminatou draws on her collabor ...

As co-hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend and co-authors of Big Friendship, renowned feminists and best friends Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are proof of the magic that can happen when friends lift each other up, and work together.

In these powerful remarks, Aminatou draws on her collaborative work to reveal how a close friendship can be the most influential and important relationship in life—helping you improve as a person and in your relationships with others. Candidly opening up about her own messy and life-affirming friendship with Ann-- through the highs and lows of long distance, profound connection and gut-wrenching alienation, job firings, health scares, and more-- Aminatou also offers a guide to how bonds are formed, challenged and preserved. Ultimately, she highlights why it is worth investing in a friend the way you would invest in yourself.

Diversity and Accountabilty in Tech

Aminatou Sow was the head of Social Impact Marketing at Google and was named one of Forbes "30 Under 30 in Tech." She is also the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia, an organization created to increase the visibility of women working in and around Technology. With her familiar wit and candor- and from her ...

Aminatou Sow was the head of Social Impact Marketing at Google and was named one of Forbes "30 Under 30 in Tech." She is also the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia, an organization created to increase the visibility of women working in and around Technology. With her familiar wit and candor- and from her perspective as the former head of a product marketing team at Google -  Sow advocates for diversity and inclusion in tech.

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Virtual Programming: With real-talk and candor, beloved Podcaster and Tech Insider Aminitou Sow always delivers for virtual events

Understanding from the inside the urgent need for diversity and inclusion in tech, AMINATOU SOW founded the support and advocacy network Tech LadyMafia while she was running a product marketing group at Google. Ever since, Aminatou has been leading 'unapologetically feminist' conversations about money, ambition and power on her beloved podcast Call Your GirlfriendThe New York Times has been following Sow's work for years, and recently profiled Sow and her new bestseller Big Friendship, and separetly published an excerpt.  She appears everywhere from NPR to Vogue in candid, witty, piercing virtual conversations about women, tech and the world at large.  A wonderful conversationalist and skilled interviewer, Amintou Sow always delivers real-talk about pressing issues.

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Aminatou Sow is the co-host of Call Your Girlfriend, a podcast that tackles the intricacies of feminism, pop culture and the latest in politics every single week. She is a frequent public speaker, appearing at events like SXSW, Chicago Ideas Week and the Sydney Writers Festival. She convenes and facilitates conversations about the most important cultural issues of our time. She has interviewed everyone from Hillary Clinton to Roxane Gay, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ali Raisman and so many more impressive women. Her talks and interviews lead to candid conversations about female ambition, money and power. 

She is a member of the Sundance Institute Director's Advisory Group and previously led Social Impact Marketing at Google. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Tech. She is also the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia, an organization created to increase the visibility of women working in and around Technology. She's been nominated for the Shorty Awards Storyteller of the Year. She is currently working on a memoir about friendship with her friend, the journalist, Ann Friedman. Aminatou is an endometrial cancer survivor who lives in Brooklyn.