Women in Music is the industry's leading non-profit working to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Founded in 1985, WIM is now fueled by 100+ volunteers working daily to serve thousands worldwide, with chapters from LA to India.
Women in Music Private Policies Have been Updated
Read about our Diversity & Inclusion Council launch in Billboard.
Read about our WIM India launch in Rolling Stone.
Read about our Mentorship Program launch in Music Row, and apply to be a Mentor or a Mentee for 2020 terms!
See the results of our survey with Berklee College of Music - Women in the U.S. Music Industry: Obstacles and Opportunities.
2020-2021 Global Goal Initiatives
Women In Music Internship Program
Women in Music is happy to announce the launch of an industry-wide Executive Internship Program beginning in 2021! Our goal with this new initiative is to generate greater diversity and equity in the music business by leveraging Women in Music's industry network to pair potential interns with relevant career and educational opportunities. We are seeking applicants 18 years and older who have never worked in music before but demonstrate immense passion for music and ability to add great value to the industry. The program is open to all cultural and educational backgrounds, and all ages and locations. Apply here.
WIM Mentorship Program
Finding and building a relationship with a mentor is often cited as the most impactful resource a woman can have to propel her career forward. WIM is committed to connecting women with mentors to educate, empower and advance careers. Read more about our campaign with Secret to source mentees, and sign up to become a Mentor today to make an impact!
WIM Diversity & Inclusion Council
The WIM Diversity & Inclusion Council will advise on global initiatives across chapters as we work to make the music industry a more diverse, inclusive and equitable place. Read about some of our 2020 plans in Billboard, The Wrap, and Yahoo! News. For more information or to get involved, email us!
- Saying No to Performative Activism
- Preventing Burnout
- Video Resource: Systemic Racism Explained
- 10 Things Allies Can Do by Alejandra Castillo of YWCA
- How to Respond to Common Racist Statements
- How to Ally
- 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship
- It’s Time for Change in the US w/James Corden
- White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh, PhD
- A conversation w/Justin Bieber and Angela Rye on IG Live
WIM Workplace Initiative
To encourage safe, equitable, diverse and inclusive work environments, WIM will launch our Workplace Initiative in 2020 to name the "Best Places to Work for Women in Music." Stay tuned for more news coming soon, and email us to get involved!
WIM 50/50 Initiative
Visibility is key to increasing the participation of women in the music industry, particularly at the top where women are far outnumbered. Our 50/50 campaign is centered around the idea that if you can see it, you can achieve it. WIM will continue to partner with music industry conferences to work towards equal representation by matching each conference with women to fill their panelist and keynote spots. In addition, WIM continues to create keynote opportunities for women in the industry through our panels and seminars, our new webinar series, and ongoing interviews highlighting women in music with an eye on intentional diversity and inclusion.
Support: Sexual Harassment + Assault
Building upon WIM's two-part support series released in 2018, we will continue to address the topic of sexual harassment and assault through education and empowerment initiatives. For more information on the two-part series, see the first installment, which provides practical resources, tips, and steps to take action now if you are experiencing or witnessing sexual harassment or assault, and for those creating intra-office programming around it. The second installment of the series addresses relevant mental-health issues surrounding harassment and assault. WIM is committed to supporting safe workplaces for women in the industry, and beyond.