SoundGirls Facebook Group

If you haven’t joined SoundGirls Facebook Group, this would be a perfect time to do so. With over 9,000 members and counting, our Facebook Group is a great way to learn more knowledge, network and find job listings. Here are a few commonly asked questions amongst the Facebook group highest responses.

“I am going on my first tour. What are some pro tips and general tour bus rules?”

  1. Backpack/daypack: including; laptop, chargers, water bottle, headphones, stuff you’ll need all day, also a packable rain jacket ’cause you never know.
  2. Big suitcase: This bag lives in the bay of the bus. You only get it out on days off to replenish #3 below.
  3. Shower bag – enough changes of clothes to get you through until the next day off, shower shoes/flip flips/thongs, PJs, toiletries. This bag lives in a junk bunk or the back lounge (or your bunk if neither of those is available).

Some great articles to check out: 

Practical Advice For Your First Tour

The Bus Rules 

What’s In Your Go Bag?

“Where can I find a great pair of black work clothes/pants?”

Finding comfortable work pants is a common issue women face in our industry and in our day-to-day style.

Let’s Go Shopping! 

Women’s Workwear

Amazon Black Leggings 

Tactical Women Workwear

Carhartt Women’s Pants

Abisko Women’s Pants

How can I get thicker skin in the industry?”

“Oftentimes when we experience negativity from someone, it has more to do with them than you. You could be doing everything right to the best of your abilities and still get hounded. The best thing to do is to try to not absorb that energy, breathe deep, and keep moving.” – Willa Snow

“Rise above and know that it’s a reflection of them, not you, which allows you to stay on your own side of the street. I get tired of hearing “man up” said to anyone in this industry who is sensitive.”  – K.C

“I’ve been in this industry for 12 years. The key is not to let it get in your way, even if that means sometimes having to take a walk to chill. Also, don’t confuse getting thick skin with being abused; learn to set boundaries and stand your ground.” – L.M.


Psychology Today: Getting Thicked Skinned

Tiny Buddha: Dealing with Criticism

Managing Highly Sensitive People

How do you find a Mentor?”

SoundGirls offers an amazing mentorship program connecting SoundGirls across the Globe to meet, gain industry insight and education. You can find information for mentorship here. The right mentoring relationship can be a powerful tool for professional growth, leading to networking, new jobs, and or a promotion. Here are a few tips when choosing a mentor.

  1. Know your goals. Create short-term and long-term career goals using the SMART: Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timebound.
  2. Let the relationship evolve organically. Mentoring should feel organic and grow over time based on mutual respect and trust.
  3. Commit to the process. Mentorship is like any other relationship that requires patience, communication, and growth. Trust the process!


NPR: The Right Mentor Can Change Your Career

How to Find a Mentor


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