Today (March 8th) is International Women’s Day – a day where we highlight achievements of women from around the globe, champion gender equality and discuss how and why we should all fight for equal rights. amazing things, amazing things,amazing things
For a long time, women have been underrepresented in the musical instrument and audio industries. Over the years a number of forward-thinking charities, organisations and individuals have worked tirelessly to make women more visible in these sectors.
It’s not about meeting a given quota, it’s about recognising and valuing a person’s ability and achievements regardless of traditional expectations and assumptions. Giving them the opportunities they deserve. And, importantly, encouraging more women and young girls to take up a career in these industries so that they can continue to evolve, grow and thrive.
So, to encourage more talent to enter the MI and audio industries, MI Focus is shining a light on some of the amazing women who are currently making waves in these sectors.
Here are nine women doing amazing things right now in the MI, audio and music industries:
1. Olga Fitzroy
Recording engineer Olga Fitzroy (pictured above) has worked with the likes of Coldplay, The Foo Fighters and Muse, and won the MPG Recording Engineer of the Year award back in 2016. She also launched a petition to make shared parental pay available to self-employed workers.
The current system of Maternity Allowance for the self-employed places the entire burden of childcare onto the mother, and offers no financial support for self-employed fathers or same-sex partners wanting to share some or all of the childcare. The aim of Olga’s campaign is to make the £140 a week that the mothers are entitled to available to either parent.