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Music Leaders Network announces autumn 2022 programme

By | Published on Tuesday 7 June 2022

Remi Harris and Tamara Gal-On

The Music Leaders Network – the leadership development initiative for mid-career women in music created by Remi Harris and Tamara Gal-On – has today opened applications for a new programme that will begin in September.

Open to women who have at least five years music industry experience, the programme provides small-group training and individual coaching, with the aim of helping participants to become “more confident, effective leaders who are realising their full potential in the music industry”.

Harris and Gal-On have already run two previous editions of the scheme, which was originally commissioned by Manchester-based music organisation Brighter Sound, with the initial focus on supporting women in music based in the north of England.

The next edition of the programme is open to people working in all sorts of roles within the music industry across the UK, including both those who work for music companies and those who are self-employed.

Harris and Gal-On are particularly encouraging employers in the sector to invest in their employees by putting them forward for the initiative, while bursaries will also be available for self-employed participants to help with the costs of taking part.

Commenting on the initiative, Harris says: “Participating in this kind of leadership development was life-changing for me fifteen years ago, it significantly increased my impact and visibility in the industry and lifted me into senior leadership positions. Now, as a trainer and coach, I want to help other women fulfil their leadership potential”.

Gal-On notes that a particular focus this time is encouraging more black women in music to apply. She adds: “Seeing the many successes of the participants of the last two editions of the programme which focused specifically on women in music in the north of England, we realised we’d like to proactively encourage black women to access the September 2022 network as a tangible contribution to supporting the industry in redressing inequity as brought clearly to light during the Blackout Tuesday event”.

Applications for the programme open today, and there are online sessions where interested people can ask questions on 10 and 21 Jun. Info here.