About Us

who we are

Bethany (Sylvester) Hawkins

CEO & Founder

Bethany Hawkins is the CEO and Founder of Crackers In Soup.  Being a black woman who worked in corporate for over 18 years, she knows what it is like to not be heard.  So…she decided to create a company that ensures everyone that crossed her path had an opportunity to use their voice.

Crackers in Soup’s mission is to help historically underrepresented voices be heard.  Since its inception in 2019, Crackers In Soup has worked on over 70 podcasts from creating cover art to helping women create their podcast vision through launches. She has worked on podcasts that are award nominated,  won awards (including her own), podcasts that have 3 million listeners and one podcast she worked on was featured in a Princeton course. 

Sharing her expertise on summits, such as Podfest, Afros & Audio, Podcast Editor Academy to name a few, she has been coined a “Thought Leader”, she still blushes and claps in excitement  when someone invites her to speak!

Believing that sharing knowledge is the only way to help us create generational wealth, Bethany is now sharing what she has learned in her decades of business experience.  In her new mentorship and coaching program, she is helping podcast business owners and sharing with them her trials and tribulations so they don’t have to deal with the burden of “the learning lessons.” Bethany also has the uncanny ability to see you, your strengths, weaknesses and offer insight on how to create the podcast or business that YOU want and meets YOUR needs.

Bethany is also the host of the Award Winning Podcast Chatting Over Chowder! Chatting Over Chowder is a podcast where two minority women talk to other women in the podcasting industry about what podcasts they listen to…while eating chowder.

Our Mission Statement

Crackers In Soup’s mission is to assist black and brown women get their stories told. 

What We Believe

Crackers in Soup is extremely selective in who we take on as guests, clients and sponsors to ensure our values align.

Crackers in Soup is a team of minority women who love to empower other minorities, women and allies of the minority community.

Crackers in Soup honors Black Lives Matter and supports equality for minorities and the LGBTQIAPK community.

Sharoline Galva

Business Partner/Graphic Designer

Sharoline is literally the image of Crackers In Soup. She can take an idea and masterfully craft a vision that far exceeds expectations.  With her degree in communications for print, a minor in visual performing arts with a concentration in music; she is highly educated in the creation of art. 

With her numerous years of creating logos, websites and graphic content as a freelance worker and for other companies, Sharoline has created a following for herself and her work. With her quiet and caring demeanor, she has the ability to provide solutions for any situations in a logical and methodical manner.  

Her favorite personality trait about herself: Her compassion, ability to work well with others and she is easy-going. 

Her favorite part of Crackers In Soup:  “Our morals and how we only work with people who share those same morals.”

Sharoline is so proud to be a part of helping minorities and women who own businesses through the benefits of podcasting.

Luisa Olarte

Communications Specialist

Luisa is the words and copy of Crackers In Soup. She studied communications in Colombia and is passionate about storytelling and marketing. If you’re ever laughing at a caption or newsletter, you owe that to her.

She’s had the opportunity of working for podcasts and has also worked for lawyers, accountants, consulting, plastics, and English courses; you name it! So when we say she blends in with everyone, we mean it!
Her favorite personality trait about herself: How easy it is for her to get along with pretty much everyone, especially with dogs!
Her favorite part of Crackers In Soup: “How much these wonderful women represent and how much she’s learned from them.”
Luisa feels so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful and empowering community.

Crackers & Soup Has Been Featured On….


OMG, well first of all, {Bethany Hawkins is}  a delightful human being, and we clicked right away personality-wise. The reason I hired {her}, however, was because {she} had clear opinions about improving The RahRah Podcast, and {she} absolutely carried them out in a wonderful way. {She} clearly had the ability and expertise to take the leadership that was needed to make season 2 happen, and {her} genuine love for the podcast and the guests shines through so clearly in how {she} edits, write the notes, and create marketing posts. I couldn’t (and literally wouldn’t) do this without {her}!!! 



Founder & Director, CEO, at The RahRah Collective

Frequently Asked Questions

We  Answered the Who – Now learn the What, Why, When, & How!

What Does your Podcast Managerial team do?

In our case, our podcast managerial team works on the following: Consultations, Post-Recording Production, Intro/Outro Services,  Audiograms, Cover Art & Graphics

Why hire a Podcasting Team?

 Podcasting is more than recording and launching your episode.  There are many behind the scene steps that should be taken if you want your audience to subscribe and listen daily/weekly/monthly.  One person can only do so much before burnout. Our podcasting team not only specializes in the behind the scene tasks so you don’t have to worry about them, we also strategically assist you in organizing your podcast and your content. Long story short:  We give you your life back!

when Can I use my podcast as a source of revenue?

Immediately! Podcasting is one of the best marketing tools for your primary business! However, if you do not know the tools and strategies, it can become a daunting endeavor!

How do I sign up?

Crackers In Soup vets all of our podcasters and hope they vet us as well.  Before we begin working with you, there is an initial discovery call to ensure you are a right fit for our team and we can provide you with the best service possible! Crackers In Soup  is honored to have (and continue to) work with some of the best women podcasters in this business. 

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