Brussels, 8th March 2021,

Promoting a diverse and inclusive European independent music sector is a key priority for IMPALA all year long. International Women’s day is a great opportunity to put the spotlight on the women contributing to IMPALA’s work with our board and various projects in the independent sector.

This is IMPALA’s top twenty for International Women’s Day. Let’s shine a light on the women who have made their mark on IMPALA’s work in the past twelve months, in alphabetical order: 

1. Vick Bain, IMPALA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion trainer 

2. Gee Davy, COO of UK association, AIM, Chair of IMPALA’s live streaming working group, podcast guest on live streaming

3. Sonia Durán, Managing Director, Spanish association UFI

4. Arit Eminue, IMPALA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion trainer

5. Jane Golding, IMPALA’s competition and regulatory lawyer, IMPALA podcast guest on Brexit (coming soon)

6. Remi Harris, finance expert and author of “Easy Money? the Definitive UK Guide to Funding Music Projects”, podcast guest on access to finance

7. Lucie Jacquemet, Network and Project Assistant, point person for IMPALA’s diversity and inclusion task force

8. Eva Karman Reinhold, Chair of Swedish association SOM,  Co-Chair of IMPALA’s diversity and inclusion task force

9. Juliana Koranteng, host of our 20MinutesWith podcast series

10. Laureen Kornemann, Head of Communications, German association, VUT, IMPALA’s diversity task force member

11. Hélène Larrouturou, Project Manager, MEWEM mentoring programme, for which IMPALA’s Helen Smith is godmother 

12. Céline Lepage, Managing Director, French association FELIN 

13. Anca Lupes, Executive Director, INDIERO, Romanian Indie Labels Association

14. Justyna Masalska, Project & Marketing Manager, Polish Association, ANPM

15. Noemi Planas, WIN Network Director 

16. Karla Rogožar, IMPALA Intern, point person for IMPALA’s sustainability task force

17. Helen Smith, IMPALA’s Executive Chair

18. Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle, adviser to IMPALA’s sustainability task force

19. Francesca Trainini, IMPALA’s Chair, Vice President Italian association PMI

20. Ana Rita Vida Larga Feijão, Vice-President Portuguese association AMAEI 

More about IMPALA
IMPALA was established in 2000 and now represents over 5000 independent music companies. 99% of Europe’s music companies are small, micro and medium businesses and self-releasing artists. Known as the independents, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists – they produce more than 80% of all new releases and account for 80% of the sector’s jobs. IMPALA’s mission is to grow the independent music sector sustainably, return more value to artists, promote diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access, inspire change, and increase access to finance. 

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