Community

Resources

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will maintain this list of resources in the form of an annotated webliography. The page is arranged by organizaitons, directories, and documents.

ORGANIZATIONS

Women's Audio Mission: womensaudiomission.org

The Women's Audio MIssion is based in San Francisco, USA and was founded in 2003 by Terri Winston. Since then, they have trained over 12,000 women and girls in their facility, the only one in the world build and run entirely by women.

SoundGirls: SoundGirls.org

The USA-based SoundGirls was formed in 2013 by Karrie Keyes and Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato. Their focus has expanded from women in live sound to women in all aspects of audio, and they have many chapters worldwide. They also launched the EQL Directory which "seeks to bring the industry towards gender parity by uplifting and promoting the work of women and gender nonconforming people". Visit https://makeiteql.com

Yorkshire Sound Women Network: https://yorkshiresoundwomen.com/

Based in the England, the Yorkshire Sound Women Network was founded to introduce women and girls to sound and music technology.

GIrls Make Beats: https://www.girlsmakebeats.org/

Girls Make Beats was founded by Tiffany Miranda, an Avid certified engineer. They now have chapters in Miami and Los Angeles.

Beats by Girlz: https://www.beatsbygirlz.com/about/

The Beats by Girlz curriculum was developed by Erin Barra, based at Boston's Berklee School of Music.

Audio Girl Africa: https://www.audiogirlafrica.com/

Audio Girl Africa is led by Phebean Adedamola in Nigeria. They hold workshops and programs designed to get women involved with audio production and sound engineering.

DIRECTORIES

The Directory of Women in Professional Audio and Production is a database of women working around the world in various audio roles.

DOCUMENTS

The AES D&I Committee has published Guidelines for the AES Conference and Convention Policy Committees. The guidelines, which were approved for release to the AES Community at the 145th AES Convention in New York (October, 2018), will be available here.

The Yorkshire Sound Women have published a guide to supporting women in sound (#audioequitypledge) which is described as a resource for men and all people interested in social equity in audio. The document has the support of the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

ARTICLES 

The following links are articles that have been written about our work so far.

https://www.resolutionmag.com/news/aes-diversity-and-inclusion-committee-sets-goals/
https://www.avnetwork.com/news/meet-the-next-aes-president-nadja-wallaszkovits
https://www.psneurope.com/business/audio-engineering-society-diversity-inclusion-committee-goals
https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/recording/aes-diversity-and-inclusion-committee-acts-convention
https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/business/aes-formalizes-focus-on-diversity-inclusion
https://www.audiomediainternational.com/new-gear/aes-refocuses-efforts-on-diversity-and-inclusion-
 

 

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