When you’re at an SCL event and you see a man and a woman together, who do you assume is the composer? To whom do you direct your conversation?
When you’re at the Television Academy, and you see a man and a woman together, who do you assume is the Emmy voter?
If you go to a recording studio, and are greeted by a woman, do you assume she’s the coffee girl? Or the engineer?
If you’re selling equipment at NAMM and you see a man and a woman together, to whom do you direct your sales pitch?
If you are selling music software and hardware online, do you only have testimonials from men? Women buy equipment too, and we like to be represented.
If you are making assumptions that the composer/musician/recording engineer is the man, you are missing great opportunities.
Please don’t direct all your conversation to my male friend. I brought him, but I’m the member. I’m not the girlfriend. I tried really hard to get in the conversation and was completely shut down. Probably every woman in this forum knows what I’m talking about.
And to all of you, men and women, who are aware and awake—which is probably most of you—THANK YOU!