5 Women-Led Music Organizations You Need To Join
A look at five incredible organizations working to expedite equality in the music business, by empowering women to take charge and support each other, helping to close the industry gender gap.
Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog
These 5 amazing organizations are taking action to expedite equality and empower women to step up, fight back and support each other to build a better future for all of us. It’s incredibly scary entering an industry with such a large gender gap, but women in all aspects of the industry are building a landscape for the future where this is no longer supported. These badass, women-led organizations are doing the most to do their part in changing the future of the music industry. Check ‘em out. Get involved. Do your part.
Women Led Music Organizations You Should Join
Women in Music
Women in Music is an organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition.
Their countless events celebrate the female contribution to the music industry and aims to strengthen the ties between the two for a better future for women in music. WIM believes all voices are welcome in the conversation about equality.
By joining WIM, you’ll get access to in-person networking and educational workshops all over the world, online networking groups, directories, newsletters, forums and more to help you directly interact with the WIM community. Additionally, WIM provides resources to thousands of women in need in various stages of their careers.
Established back in 2014, shesaid.so is a global network of women in the music industry. Made up of women from record labels, bookings, artist management, tech, creative and more, this organization curates and speaks on panels discussing the importance of the movement with hopes to inspire anyone who will listen.
Additionally, shesaid.so challenges the industry’s outdated framework with their Alternative Power 100 Music List and works towards increasing the number of women who progress in their careers with their mentoring program, she.grows.
“shesaid.so started as and continues to be a space where members can openly ask for advice, share jobs and events, announce new projects and build community. There are currently over 3,000 international members in the global community and an additional 10,000 members across our 15 local chapters.”
Change the Conversation
Founded by three successful music executives, Leslie Fram, Tracy Gershon and Beverly Keel, Change the Conversation fights gender inequality in the music industry by providing support, education and a community of like-minded female artists and executives all working towards the same goal of equality.
“Our mission is to raise awareness and create change so that more female voices will be heard in country music. Our goal is to have more women played on radio stations, digital streaming platforms, signed to record and publishing deals and offered high-profile opportunities, such as more slots on tours and festivals and performing on TV and awards shows.”
SoundGirls is all about inspiring and empowering the next generation of women in the music industry. Working to inspire young women to enter the realm of professional audio and music production, this organization is all about providing a place for women in music to connect, network and share experiences and advice with others in the industry.
“SoundGirls.Org supports women working in professional audio and music production by highlighting their success and providing a place for them to connect, network, and share advice. SoundGirls.Org provides support, career development, and tools to help those working in the field advance in their career.”
“Digital Divas Nashville is a platform for uniting and advancing the best and brightest women in Nashville, who are experts in digital marketing and promotions, through a variety of networking opportunities and events.”
The Digital Divas of Nashville are comprised of women of outstanding talent who are taking over the digital space with immense passion and forward thinking lifestyles.
We’re in this together.
Make sure to check out these women-led organizations and see how you can get involved. Everyone should be concerned about the representation of women in this industry for the future, as it affects not just women, but the quality of the industry as a whole. Luckily, organizations like these are working hard to make a change. Do your part to do the same.
Let’s do this.