Women in the Professional Audio
Women and BIPOC Industry Directories
Spotify and SoundGirls Team Up – EQL Directory
Bands, festivals, TV shows, traveling Broadway musicals, and other touring groups need competent and diverse personnel who perform their tasks with a high level of expertise and professionalism day-in and day-out. Touring personnel need a way to market their expertise and let their availability be known within the industry. Both groups need a way to broaden the scope of available jobs, resources, and candidates, and break out of the cycle of peer-to-peer referrals and word of mouth as the primary way to hire and get hired.
POC in Audio Directory
The directory features over 500 people of color who work in audio around the world. You’ll find editors, hosts, writers, producers, sound designers, engineers, project managers, musicians, reporters, and content strategists with varied experience from within the industry and in related fields.
While recruiting diverse candidates is a great first step, it’s not going to be enough if we want the industry to look and sound meaningfully different in the future. Let us be clear: this isn’t about numbers alone. This is about getting the respect that people of color—and people of different faiths, abilities, ages, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientation—deserve.
Women in Lighting
Collective fighting for the reduction of the gender gap in the music industry. But we soon realized that the solution is not just activism. We have to go one step further: to connect and empower underrepresented individuals on a large scale, worldwide.
POC Theatre Designers and Techs
is committed to the cause of equity in the field. There are significant barriers to accessing a career in theatrical design and we see inequalities of race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability across the field.
Fills creative roles on their productions with women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists. In addition to producing their own work, they actively promote other theatre companies that follow their 50% hiring standard.
Production on Deck
Uplifting underrepresented communities in the arts. Their main goal is to curate a set of resources to help amplify the visibility of (primarily) People of Color in the arts.
She is the Music Data Base
Live Nation Urban’s Black Tour Directory
Music Industry Diversity and Inclusion Talent Directory
The F-List Directory of U.K. Musicians
FUTURE MUSIC INDUSTRY
WOMEN/ NON-BINARY DJS/PRODUCERS
South America – Productores por país – Podcasteros
Women in Live Music DataBase
Women’s Audio Mission Hire Women Referrals
Organizations working towards Diversity and Inclusion
50+ All-women and feminist sound/music tech collectives, co-ops, non-profits
Diversify The Stage
We Are Moving The Needle
Turn It Up is a collective working toward gender parity in music.
Roadies of Color United
The Women of Rock Oral History
Alice Bag’s Women in L.A. Punk Archives
Jenny Woolworth Radical Repository
Riot GRRRL Research
She Shreds – Compilation of Anti-Racism Resources For White & Non-Black Musicians
THE DIY ARTIST BLOG
No More All-Male Panels
There is no shortage of qualified women who are ready and willing to speak on panels about their expertise. Here are a few lists to help you find candidates for diverse panels.