Sunday, January 17, 2016

Music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore, founder of Women's International Music Network (WiMN) and the She Rocks Awards, joined me Monday at 9:30am pst!

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About The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN)    
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the Women's Music Summit, the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit
About The She Rocks Awards
Going on its fourth year, the She Rocks Awards honor women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry. The She Rocks Awards are produced by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN), founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. The Awards have become a staple at the NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif., since first taking place 2013. Previous award winners include multi-platinum artist, Colbie Caillat; legendary band, The Bangles; Vice President of Brand Marketing at Martin Guitar, Amani Duncan; iconic percussionist and drummer, Sheila E; Experience Hendrix CEO, Janie Hendrix; platinum-selling guitarist and solo artist, Orianthi; and many more. For more information, visit

Women in Music to Walk Red Carpet During the 2016 She Rocks Awards

Jennifer Batten, Nita Strauss, chart-topping pop duo Karmin, music industry executives and other luminaries to walk red carpet during event honoring women in music

RSVP to by Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anaheim’s Pacific Ballroom

WHAT: The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) is hosting its fourth annual She Rocks Awards honoring women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. 

A who’s who of women in music will receive awards in 2016, including
Chaka Khan, Amy Heidemann of Karmin, Jennifer Batten, Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound, Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine, Mona Tavakoli and Becky Gebhardt of the Rock Camp For Girls L.A. and Raining Jane, Chalise Zolezzi of Taylor Guitars, Cathy Carter Duncan of Seymour Duncan, Crystal Morris of Gator Cases, Pamela Cole and Leigh
Maples of Fanny’s House of Music, Mary Luehrsen of NAMM/the NAMM Foundation, and Sujata Murthy of Universal Music Enterprises. 

Acclaimed guitarist
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens), and WiMN Founder and industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore will be sharing hosting duties. Click here for a complete performance lineup. Event information at   


  • Guitarist Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck)
  • Chart-topping pop duo Karmin
  • Legendary singer Chaka Khan
  • Guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, Iron Maidens)
  • Raining Jane members Becky Gebhardt, Mona Tavakoli, Chaska Potter, and Mai Bloomfield
  • Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix
  • Canadian sister duo The Command Sisters
  • Rock Sugah members Divinity Roxx, Benita Lewis, Lynette Williams, and Kat Dyson 
Director of Brand Communications at Taylor Guitars Chalise Zolezzi
  • Author/Photographer Lisa S. Johnson
  • SVP, Public Relations, Universal Music Enterprises, Sujata Murthy
  • Capitol Studios VP, Paula Salvatore
  • VP of Industry and Community Relations at Musicians Institute, Beth Marlis
  • The Gretsch Company Executive VP and CFO, Dinah Gretsch
  • Pamela Cole and Leigh Maples of Fanny’s House of Music
  • And more  

Hilton Anaheim, Pacific Ballroom (2nd Floor)
777 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802  

  • Press check-in directly outside of Pacific Ballroom, 2nd Floor
  • Red carpet interviews and press photos outside of Pacific Ballroom 

WHEN:  FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016, FROM 5:30 – 6: 30 P.M. 

5:15 PM – Media check-in directly outside Pacific Ballroom
5:30 PM – Celebrity red carpet press photo opportunity and interviews
6:30 PM – She Rocks Awards red carpet concludes
7:00 PM – She Rocks Awards start  

  • Interviews with celebrities and industry executives as permitted
  • Photo opportunities with celebrities and industry executives as permitted  

NAMM -        

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