2018 marks the year that concert giant Live Nation Entertainment launch their Women Nation Fund, an ode to all the underrepresented female bosses in the live music business.
The early-stage investment fund is here to provide entrepreneurs with access to the global entertainment company’s resources and capital.
Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino says the initiative will empower women by giving them more opportunities in promotions, events and festival spaces.
Dr Stacy Smith, founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, spoke in response to the announcement.
“Women are underrepresented across the entertainment ecosystem, but we see this particularly in the music industry. One crucial way to kick-start the effort towards gender parity is to fund female entrepreneurs. I applaud Live Nation for their leadership and for committing its resources in a way that can affect real change.”
The Women Nation evaluating team comprises of a kick-ass list of expertise. Give a hand to Anna Sjolund (Co-Managing Director/Head Promoter, Live Nation Sweden), Amy Corbin (Promoter, C3), Virginia Davis (Founder, G Major Management), Amy Howe (COO, Ticketmaster) and more.
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