There is a lack of representation of women in the Jazz world
Women in Jazz face discrimination
Women in Jazz experience harassment, assault, abuse and violence
Women in Jazz don’t receive the same opportunities as men in Jazz do
Women in Jazz don’t have the same community available to them that men in Jazz do
To create a group of women in Jazz that can meet and share experiences, to have peers to talk with and share stories and support, so as not to feel alone.
To build a network of women in Jazz to share resources with, learn from each other, and empower each other and the entire women in Jazz community as a whole.
To work on issues in the Jazz community: how men see and treat us; how people outside the Jazz community see and treat us; and how we see and treat ourselves and each other.
To improve the experience of women and non-binary people in Jazz.
Empowerment/personal development/learning space/resources
Community building/support group/network & connectivity tool
Outreach programs & mentorship
Social justice/advocacy/action for change; dismantling barriers and inequities in Jazz
Creating more opportunities for members to perform, work, learn, and participate in Jazz
Providing established voice to represent individual women & non-binary people in Jazz