The latest event in partnership with Australian Women in Music Awards held at Twitter’s headquarters in Sydney focuses on female leadership in the music industry and champions women making waves in entertainment.
The exclusive event series that kicked off in 2017 brings together influential women who “Set The Standard” when it comes to campaigning for gender equality and showcases role models who use Twitter to create a voice, build their brand, and advocate for change.
Tracee Hutchison, Australian Women in Music Awards Advisory Chair and Co-producer will facilitate a panel of five influential women in entertainment as they encourage conversation about gender equality and share personal stories of how they’ve “#SetTheStandard” in the studio, onstage, backstage, in the boardroom, and online.
The panel includes Jennie Sager Twitter Director of Content Partnerships for Japan and Asia; Vicki Gordon Founding Director Australian Women in Music Awards; Kween G Australian hip-hop artist and activist; Montaigne Australian singer-songwriter; and Jules LeFevre music writer at Junkee Media.
“#SetTheStandard is about empowering women to communicate fearlessly on Twitter. At each event, we showcase role models that show up, speak up and get things done, and with the Australian Women in Music Awards, we’re bringing together people of all ages to encourage conversation about how to effect positive change in the field of music and entertainment,” Twitter’s Head of Public Policy, Government, and Philanthropy Kara Hinesley said.
“Creating change disrupts entrenched attitudes. The AWMA backs all of the men and women who are already engaged with the change that needs to happen within the industry. Together we are building a diverse and more inclusive music culture, “ said AWMA Founding Director, Vicki Gordon.
Previous #SetTheStandard events included Women of Business, Women in Sport and most recently Indigenous Women in partnership with the NAIDOC Committee.
The inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards takes place at Brisbane Powerhouse on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 October. The awards turn the spotlight on women, recognising First Nations and multicultural performers, excellence in artistry, technical and production skills, cross-cultural development, songwriting, music education, music photography, management, humanitarian work, leadership and more.