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Berklee Welcomes Top Female Music Industry Role Models To Women’s Empower Symposium

1423498063BerkleeWomensEmpowerSymposiumBerklee College of Music's inaugural Women's Empower Symposium, will welcome a host of female role models to discuss various topics, showcase entrepreneurialism in the music industry, and generate debate on the subject of gender diversity in the music industry.

Organized and led by a group of female students pursuing their Masters Degree in Global Entertainment and Music Business (GEMB), Berklee's Women's Empower Symposium will take place on Friday, March 27 at Berklee College of Music's Valencia, Spain campus. 

The event, themed Portraits of Success, aims to empower women through a series of individual talks, workshops, and panel discussions that inspire both women and men to embrace diversity in the industry.

“Today’s entertainment industry is led by a collection of powerhouse leaders. However, the women in these leadership roles aren’t acknowledged as they should be," explained Michelle Golden, President of the Berklee Women’s Empower Symposium and student in the GEMB master’s program. "As the next generation of female entrepreneurs, we thought it was necessary to take the discussion on the subject of diversity – and gender – one step further in the hope of recreating the narrative through these portraits of success."

Logo_berklee"Differences are strengths – as our guest speakers will illustrate – with the ability to empower both individuals and communities. We hope for a day when events like these are no longer necessary, but until that day comes, Berklee will continue to make a space for diversity to flourish," Golden concluded.

The symposium will be streamed live at between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CET (5:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT). For a full schedule of events, visit

Guest Speakers include:

Yvette Noel-Schure; Founder, Schure Media Group (PR for Prince and Beyonce) (United States)
Leila Cobo, Executive Director Latin Content Programming, Billboard Magazine (United States)
Angela 'Angie' Martinez, Executive Producer, MeccaLani Universal Music Group (United States)
Judy Cantor-Navas, Music Journalist and Critic; Content Creator for Streaming Services, including Rhapsody (Spain)
Victoria Morales-Kühne, CEO of Victoria Records (Mexico)
Allie Silver, Founder & CEO, Free Radical Productions (Buenos Aires)
Christine Krzyzanowski, Founder & President, ARK Publicity, LLC (United States)
Jeanine Cowen, Film Composer and Composer (United States)
Alf Olofsson, Artistic Director (Sweden)
Patrice Rushen, Multi-Grammy Nominated Artist, Composer & Producer (United States)

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