Women In Music is expanding by 2020 with a series of global events in eight countries and 10 cities in the US.
The nonprofit organization, which aims to help educate women in the music industry, as well as open conversations and resources around the world, will host WIM industry conference events in Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and around the world. USA in cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Portland and Washington DC.
In addition, WIM aims to prioritize its Diversity and Inclusion Council as part of its WIM 50/50 program by inviting speakers and artists with diverse perspectives to conferences.
The organization also announced its Diversity and Inclusion Council, which includes President Chissy Nkemere (Concord), Nikisha Bailey (Atlantic Records), Mayna Nevarez (Nevarez PR) and Sonja Kim (Pandora). The board will include male members in an effort to create an inclusive music community with Jeff Hammer (Northwestern Mutual), Michael Adams Jr. (Asylum Records) and Nick Maiale (Music Business Association).
"Our goal in creating the Women In Music Diversity and Inclusion Council is to ensure that we are being intentional in all our work and to meet the needs of underrepresented groups that often are not met under the larger umbrella of gender equity, "says Nicole Barsalona, president of Women In Music.
"We want to open the conversation in a real and impactful way – for women of color, for the LGBTQ community, for our male allies and more – to create a safer, more inclusive and equitable music industry for everyone. I can think of it." better than Chissy to lead the way. I know she will be a powerful and inspiring voice for our members and partners. ”