Mission Statement

Women In Jazz Organization intends to help level the playing field in Jazz, so that women and non-binary people have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to Jazz, leading to an improved and more rich, diverse, and successful art form.

WIJO aims to improve the experience of women and non-binary people in Jazz through focusing our work on three main goals:

To empower individuals within the organization

To create an inclusive environment that fosters solidarity, connects, and strengthens the intersectional community of women and non-binary people in Jazz

To address inequalities in Jazz culture and on the Jazz scene

WIJO is committed to honoring Black Americans as the creators of Jazz.