The event brought together industry-leading 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.
Held at Twitter’s HQ in Sydney, the event turned the spotlight on female leadership in the music industry and champions culturally-diverse women making waves in entertainment.
Australian hip-hop artist and cultural activist, Kween G facilitated a panel of four instrumental women in entertainment who #SetTheStandard in the studio, backstage, in the boardroom, and online.
The panel includes Vicki Gordon, Founding Executive Director & Creative Producer, AWMA; Elaine Chia, CEO City Recital Hall; Nardean, singer, songwriter, spoken word artist and MC; and Kiri Koubaroulis, creative producer of contemporary music, Campbelltown Arts Centre & Independent Arts Professional and writer.
Kara Hinesley, Twitter Head of Public Policy, Australia and New Zealand, said, “Set The Standard is about championing the contributions of women working tirelessly behind the scenes in all areas of the arts industry.
AWMA Founding Executive Director, Vicki Gordon, said, “Australian Women in Music Awards is a new model of collaboration for the Australian music industry and for the future of women and diverse people in positions of power and creative control. We all benefit when musicians and artists and those who work with them are empowered from a diversity of places, cultures and identities.
“Set The Standard is a visionary platform to champion the contributions of women across all areas of the Arts and we are honoured to be a part of it.”
“The unique partnership between AWMA and SSI creates a platform where culturally diverse female artists can become recognised for their talents and contributions to the Australian music industry,” said SSI Arts & Culture Program Manager, Carolina Triana.
Previous #SetTheStandard events included Women of Business, Women in Sport, Indigenous Women in partnership with the NAIDOC Committee, and the inaugural event in partnership with Australian Women in Music Awards last year.