The exciting Winter NAMM Show 2013 week has come to an end, introducing the latest music products and technology and perhaps, this year's event was even more exhilarating for women in the music industry.
Founder of the WiMN (Women's International Music Network), Laura Whitmore certainly stole the show with the first annual WiMN breakfast and She Rocks Awards. In partnership with NewBay media the producer of the Women’s Music Summit, and writer of Guitar World’s “Guitar Girl’d” column, paid tribute to women who stand out and display leadership within the music industry.
More than 250 guests attended the event in Anaheim, Calif. during the Winter NAMM Show 2013. “It was exhilarating to have so many talented and dedicated women join us for this groundbreaking event,” said Whitmore. “I was truly moved by the support and enthusiasm so many shared for the launch of the Women’s International Music Network and She Rocks Awards. There is no doubt we will be back for NAMM 2014.”
The honorees were producer-songwriter Holly Knight, guitar prodigy Orianthi, president of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Tish Ciravolo, Peavey Electronics president Mary Peavey, Senior Vice president of Operations for Guitar Center Laura Taylor, MEOW (Muscicians for Equal Opportunities for Women) founder Carla DeSantis Black and Pauline France from PR department of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Performances by Ali Handhal, Orianthi accompanied by R&B bassist Nik West and drummer Brittany Maccarello and Susan Carr consequently rocked the WiMN breakfast and She Rocks Awards.