May 27th, 2011
Last night I went to a panel presented by Women in Music at BMI’s new (well, a year old) offices down by the WTC.
First, let me say that the BMI offices are really beautiful, with huge windows revealing views of the river and city paneling every room. I was very lucky to get a pretty comprehensive tour by one of the awesome people over at BMI. It’s a very impressive space, and I look forward to planning more WIM events there.
The panel itself was an incredible group of women and a very receptive audience. All the panelists are Moms in Music (hence the title of the event) and have managed to balance a full professional life in the music industry with being a mom. One of the coolest parts about the panel was that each woman was in a different position – single mom, married mom, mom who adopted, mom who’s a lawyer, mom who runs her own business, working musician mom. Each woman shared their advice on how to balance a full personal and professional life. What I appreciated most was the honesty. The panelists were completely open about their challenges, fears, insecurities, and history.
It was a really enjoyable evening, and I was fortunate to meet such inspiring and successful women.