The Women in Music Festival is a weekend-long conference and festival in Oakland, CA dedicated to women breaking ground in music and media. Made up of panels, workshops, live showcases, and markets, we bring together women from all areas of the music industry and all walks of life. We believe in more representation, more empowerment, and more entrepreneurship.
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We're passionate about providing a diverse and accessible platform for women in music and media to connect, inspire, and share. We want you to walk away with lifetime connections and some new friends along the way.
FEATURED IN FORBES
"Produced by women in music for women in music, the Women in Music Festival is an affordable weekend conference and showcase. With markets, workshops and performances, this niche event is in its second year of production and has already gathered quite a following." - FORBES
The Ladies Behind Oakland's Women In Music Festival Respond To The Bay's Male-Dominated Scene
"The Women in Music festival has gained momentum, securing sponsorship from local and national companies, most notably SoundCloud and Pandora Women. The goal was to make it affordable and accessible — it’s under $30 for a pass — and expose attendees to an uncommon variety of women in music, from talent buyers and artist managers to producers and content creators. Essentially, the lineup is stacked with women willing to share their wisdom. The festival is a community-oriented and women–led response to an East Bay music scene that, when it comes to women, Elder and Woodward argue is isolating at its best."
"Last Thursday evening, the Pandora headquarters buzzed with a warm, excited energy despite the torrential downpour outside. A DJ in the back corner of the meeting room played chill, mellowed-out beats as people began to trickle in. The reason for the occasion? A kick-off panel for the first-ever Women in Music festival — a weekend-long event of concerts, conferences, and panels completely run and organized by women and featuring some of the brightest women from all facets of the Bay Area music scene."