The Five Percent

Profiles of Women in Audio

The Ground Breakers

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Jeri Palumbo – Sports and Entertainment Broadcast Mixer

Jeri Palumbo is a Broadcast Sports and Entertainment Mixer based in Los Angeles. Jeri has been working in audio for over 30 years, first as a trained musician and arranger before going into post-production and then moving into live broadcast. Working mainly within sports broadcasting, her clients include the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, The...

Bobbi Banks: Breaking Glass Ceilings in Dialog & ADR

Bobbi Banks is a Supervising Sound, Dialog, and ADR Editor. Bobbi has been in the industry over 20 years with over 120 films to her credit list (including Men In Black International, Fate of the Furious, Selma, Straight Outta Compton, The Call, The Incredible Hulk, Poetic Justice, Best Man, Holiday, Pawn Sacrifice, August Osage County...

Dana Wachs – Sound Engineer, Tour Manager, Musician

Dana Wachs is a Brooklyn based Audio Engineer, Tour Manager and Composer/Musician. Dana started her career in music in 1994, as bass player for the Dischord band Holy Rollers

Mary Mazurek – When One Door Closes Keep Knocking

Mary is a Grammy-nominated recording and live broadcast engineer and works in radio production at WFMT Radio. She also works independently with clients and teaches at Columbia College and DePaul University in Chicago. She got her start at the legendary Universal Recording Studios in 1991.

Lara Dale, Foley Artist

Lara Dale stumbled into Foley when she came across a Craigslist ad asking for someone with a trained dance background to become a Foley Assistant. The precise timing of classical music and the rigorous physical movements of ballet and modern became the perfect background for mastering the art of Foley, which she learned from the...

Ethel Gabriel the First of the 5%

Ethel Gabriel (1921-2021) may be one of the most prolific recording industry professionals you’ve never heard of. Ethel was the first woman record producer for a major record label, and one of the first women in the world to work in A&R. She had a 4-decade career at RCA starting with an entry-level job and...

Ground Breaker Tana Douglas

Tana Douglas is known as the first woman roadie and got her start working Production in 1973

Mix Messiah – Leslie Gaston-Bird

Leslie Gaston-Bird is a freelance re-recording mixer and sound editor, and owner of Mix Messiah Productions. She is currently based in Brighton, England and is the author of the book "Women in Audio".

Switched-On Friendship – Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind-Tourre.

Nicole shares the stories of Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind-Tourre. Pioneers and groundbreaking women who created and produced soundtracks for feature films.
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