Less than 10% of people working with concert productions are women.
Therefore, WILM saw the need to create a community, where these women can find Inspiration, Motivation and Support.
The community is active on both social media, where the facebook group is very active with nearly 2.000 members – and in real life.
On top of social media there is also the website, where you will be able to find WILM’s Crewlist. The Crewlist is a platform for artists, venues and festivals to easily find qualified female crewmembers from all over Europe. So far there are +100 profiles to choose from.
Our main activity though, is to organize training and meet ups all across Europe for our members to share and gain knowledge.
For the more experienced members, we arrange workshops in cooperation with for instance audio manufactures like d&b audiotechnik, Shure etc.
For newcomers we arrange intro workshops. This can be an intro to tourmanagement, rigging or backline etc. This is for both newcomers, and for the experienced colleagues who would like to be introduced to some of the other fields in live music.
We also arrange mentorship and internship for those who need it. We see that this – and our community in general is contributing to keep our female co-workers a bit longer in the industry. Normally there is a tendency for women to drop out of the industry way before their male co-workers.
Celia CARRILLO CASTILLO, ES
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER – TICKETMASTER SPAIN