Womxn in Music is a collective of womxn dedicated to making the music industry a more equitable space. As an organization our work focuses on creating opportunity; we work to elevate womxn’s roles in the industry, empower their creativity and support their financial sustainability.
Our current strategic plan has 3 key areas, education, advocacy, and economic development.
Womxn in Music offers quarterly educational events to empower our members with knowledge. Our events are also create opportunities for womxn to share their knowledge as thought leaders and build their skills as educators and speakers.
We work with industry and civic leaders to advocate for the changes necessary to make the music industry a more equitable space. Our goal is to collaborate on solutions that have immediate changes for womxn as well as a lasting ripple in the industry.
WXM is a liaison between artists and professional services; our goal to connect both sides of the industry together to develop a strong economy around independent music. We also offer career support to members through booking, promotion and other paid opportunities.
What started as a quarterly happy hour blossomed into a nearly 1000 member online community based in the Pacific Northwest. Womxn in Music, established in 2017, was founded by Nikki Barron & Sarah Gerritsen. Nikki Barron is music marketing and business expert with over 15 years of experience working with independent artists through her brand kittenteeth. Sarah Gerritsen is a songwriter and performer, fronting the project Sarah Gerritsen and the Shadow Catchers.
Our current board is comprised of our founders as well as Leigh Bezezkoff (Tractor Tavern), Ailisa Newhall (Mägi Ensemble), Amanda Winterhalter (Townhall, Amanda Winterhalter), Desiree Jones (General Mojos, Marigolden Macrame), Tayler Lynn (Vaudeville Etiquette, Tender Tide) and Alexa Peters (AudioFemme).