'WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT' EVENT
AIM's next event, taking place at Cargo in London on 21st April 2010, will celebrate the successes of women in the entertainment industry. Tickets are available now, from the AIM website.
Women In Entertainment, held in association with Midem, will give women (and men!) working in the entertainment business the opportunity to hear from some of the industry's most successful and influential women, discussing how they made it to the top and the challenges they faced along the way.
Despite notable female successes in the entertainment industry, recent research conducted by the Cultural Leadership Programme found that male leaders in the creative industries outnumbered female leaders by two and a half to one in 2009. This event will examine this imbalance and explore ways to address this.
The event will feature opening remarks from:
· David Worthington - Acting Chairman of Creative & Cultural Skills
· Alison Wenham - Chairman and CEO of AIM
· Ana Vogric Martinez - Worldwide Director, Sales & Business Development, Midem
There will also be well as panels and interviews featuring some of the industry's top women. Sessions will include: In Conversation With Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee - Owners of Rough Trade
The iconic label, retailer and indie story that is Rough Trade has been associated with Geoff Travis for 35 years. Few people know that Jeannette Lee is co-founder and long-term business partner of Geoff, who attributes much of Rough Trade's success to her. This is the first time Geoff and Jeannette have been interviewed together about their partnership, and will be unmissable.
Women in Independent Music
In recent years AIM's Board of Directors, voted for by the membership, has evolved from an all male group to a more diverse and representative collection of music industry entrepreneurs, including 4 women. How has this reinvigorated the Board and impacted on AIM and the independent music sector as a whole? Could all companies and organisations benefit from moving away from the all-male look?
· Julie Weir - Visible Noise
· Natalie Judge - Matador Records
· Kerry Harvey-Piper - Red Grape Records
· Doug D'Arcy - Songlines
· Alison Wenham - AIM
Closing remarks will be from Maria Kempinska, founder of comedy and music empire Jongleurs.
The event will finish with networking drinks, giving attendees the chance to make new contacts over complimentary drinks.
TICKETS: Tickets are £15 for AIM members, £30 for non-members. Drinks are included in the price. Men are welcome (and encouraged) to attend!
BOOK NOW: Visit the AIM website - www.musicindie.com
Tickets are limited and this event may well sell out - book now to avoid disappointment!
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