Demystifying: International Women’s Day


Tomorrow is International Women’s Day; a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. Our General Manager Alice talks a bit about why International Women’s Day matters to us.

We want to help implement initiatives that don’t just last for one day, but that can educate and create positive change within the music industries all year round. Today is as good as any day to take the opportunity to reflect and talk about inclusivity.

Our vision is to make Musical Instruments, Music Technology and Music Learning accessible to everyone in the UK. Encouraging and supporting women is key to this vision, because we want to see a better balance in our sector. You can only be what you can see, so we need to strive towards an industry that represents the diverse clientele that we serve.

Here’s a quote from one of our Board Members, Sarah Yule:

“It is our intention ongoing, to continue amplifying the voice of women in our industry. As a sound engineer originally by profession, I can liken this to ensuring there is a well-balanced mix for us all to enjoy. That even if a part currently only occupies a narrow frequency band within our mix, we still need it to be heard and appreciated. It doesn’t mean this part is more important than the other parts; it means it is equally important. It just needs the space to be heard.

Therefore, we will continue to dedicate some of our spectrum to be a sounding board, particularly for women in MI, until we have achieved a better balance in this industry that we love and share.”

 

Research shows that organisations who have strong gender diversity see improved productivity, better decision making, increased growth & innovation and happy employees and customers. International Women’s Day is therefore important because it is an opportunity to engage colleagues with the benefits of gender inclusion in the workplace and take action to discuss gender parity within your organisation.


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