Portrait of Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand up comedian, writer, speaker and podcaster. She is best known as the creator and host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast – which has had 20 million downloads in its first 18 months. It has just been nominated for a 2017 Aria Award for Best Podcast. She is currently writing a Guilty Feminist book for Virago at Little, Brown.

Her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice is an anthology of stand-up comedy and dramatised stories about her real life experiences, including finding her biological mother and leaving a cult. The first series won The Writers’ Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy in the UK, and the second series has just aired.

Deborah is a screenwriter whose first feature film Say My Name is currently in post-production with Electric Entertainment.

She regularly speaks about diversity and inclusion in the business world, and her clients include Facebook, LinkedIn, EY and Microsoft. She was nominated for a First Woman Award for her work in diversity in 2016. Deborah is also the host and creator of Global Pillage, a diversity-based comedy panel show podcast. She is currently curating a podcast season in association with Time Peace, a British app which connects local people with refugees to build community and share skills.