International Women’s Day 2015

This year I was invited to speak on a Panel on IWD.

The Panel was presented in Rise Records as part of a launch for ‘The World Is Listening’ a hub of creatives approaching the gender gap in the music industry with caution. The discussion was hosted by Nuala Honan (founder of TWIL), and I was joined by Dr. Emma Hooper and Rita Lynch. We discussed issues around the gender gap in the industry and attempted to work with the question ‘Where Are All The Women?’.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first public speak on the matter, the crowd were interested and insightful, and I hope to continue to be involved in this conversation.  Here are some interesting articles and things I’ve read recently, as well as links to TWIL which you should link up to, and be part of an important conversation for men and women everywhere.

panel discussion 1

panel 2

The World Is Listening

The Fader : Why Aren’t More Women Becoming Music Producers

The Guardian : Why Male Domination in Classical Music Might be coming to an end.

The Guardian: Reading and Leeds Festival: Why are so few Women on the Bill?

Huffington Post: ..it’s about Beats not Gender.

Huffington Post: Breaking the Myth..

Telegraph: Why I had to dress as a man to get ahead, DJ Tatiana Alvarez

BBC: Beth Orton on Women in Music.

 reading and leeds 2015

This poster caused a stir, and then this was released..

reading and leeds ladies

a poster which omitted all the bands with men only, leaving the ladies that were involved in the festival.

Then! someone was brave enough to make an alternative festival with women and it looked like this

female reading and leeds

I recon its better. but what do i know.. i’m a girl.

Phoebe Summers, (alternative poster) on Reading and Leeds.

Telegraph on the poster and lack of women.

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