What happens when 200+ people join forces to celebrate and empower Women in Tech & Music? 

Well, magic. And when women come together, incredible things happen. 

On August 15th 2019, ToneDen hosted an evening for Women in Tech & Music with Girls in Tech LA, Women In Music, and BMI

It was important for us to create a platform where women could be inspired and empowered, together. As Elisabeth Tuttass, Girls in Tech LA Board Member, puts it: "Attending networking events can sometimes seem transactional, especially to those of us who aren’t naturally extroverted, but the fact is, building a collective effort across all industries to improve the representation of women is crucial to the success of women because promoting gender diversity shouldn’t solely be placed on one woman or industry."

With ToneDen being a tech company that works primarily in music and live events, we wanted to create a hybrid networking event, where women from both sides of the Tech & Music communities could have the opportunity to share ideas, swap knowledge, and enjoy themselves. 

We did, and they did, too! Just check out these photos by Courtney Coles:

Soundcheck at The Bradbury
We even had a cotton candy cart. Thank you Erica & Lucia from Twisted 4 Sugar!
Only 25% of computing jobs are held by women. The numbers are even lower when considering women of color: Latina and Black women hold only 1% and 3% of these jobs, respectively.
And in music, only 6% of producers are women.
Boochcraft Hard Kombucha, a women-founded company, came by to pour the good stuff. Thank you Jessica!
According to Women In Music, the gender divide in music across all regions is roughly 70% male to 30% female.
Only 5% of leadership positions in the tech sector are held by women; they make up only 7% of partners at the Top 100 venture Capital Firms.
DJ miniMIZE getting started! Did you know that only 15% of record label members are majority owned-by women?
Our artists (from left to right): Morgan Paros and DYLLAN. Fun fact: they both speak fluent French!
It’s incredible to be in a room of empowering women, all searching to find new ways to make the realms of tech and music a more inclusive field. — Desarae Gabrielle, Software Engineer at ToneDen

12% of songwriters of the 600 most popular songs from 2012 to 2017 were women.
12% of engineers at Silicon Valley startups are women. Only 11% of executive positions at Silicon Valley companies are held by women.
Elisabeth Tuttass, Girls in Tech Board Member & Community Coordinator for Grid110, a women-founded start-up accelerator.
Elizabeth "Liz" Henderson, Committee Lead for Women in Music & Senior Manager, Synch and Master Clearance at Warner/Chappell Music
Morgan Paros, Singer/Multi-Instrumentalist/Songwriter
Community is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the Women in Tech & Music event. — Elisabeth Tuttass
Only 10.4% of Grammy nominees between 2013-2019 were women.
DYLLAN, Singer/Songwriter/Producer
DJ miniMIZE closing out the night.
And that's a wrap!

Sharing experiences and finding commonalities only strengthens our communities and helps us grow beyond what has traditionally been the norm. The night was lifted by good conversation, friendly faces—both new and old—and a feeling of lightness that we could not have imagined beforehand. As the music performances began, we felt transported and transfixed as the acoustics of our beloved Bradbury Building reverberated the sounds of voices, beats, and violin like a cathedral. 

Again, a huge thank you to all of our artists and vendor partners who donated their time and product for a good cause! We could not have done this without each of you. But most importantly, we are grateful to our guests. We talked with many of you and were so humbled by the breadth of experience, knowledge, and strength each of you possess. It would not have been nearly as magical without everyone who attended. Hope to see you all very soon!

Special thanks to our promotional partners and vendors who donated their time and product:

Girls in Tech LA, Women In Music, BMI, Boochcraft, Twisted 4 Sugar, Suja Juice, Theory Apparel, Badabean Snacks, and Positive Pretzels.

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