The organisations aim to “reach and support” young women breaking into the music industry.
The Cat’s Mother has teamed up with music licensing company PPL to launch a 2021 event series for young women entering the music industry. Both organisations hope to “help young women build networks and knowledge as the foundation to a successful career in music, through a series of events and activities”.
The Cat’s Mother is a mentoring network that was launched in November 2019 by Natalie Wade and Niki Evangelou. It links aspiring young women aged 18-25 with established professionals working in the creative industries via a tailored, voluntary consultancy service. The network hopes that by continuing with its mentoring scheme, and working with PPL, it will “reach and support even more young women around the UK.”
Natalie Wade, co-founder of The Cat’s Mother, said, “PPL was the first partner we approached to join us in hosting these events. Their commitment to transparency in addressing the gender pay gap, their work across the UK and generally, being really nice people to work with made them the natural partner for us.”
Kate Reilly, Director of People and Organisational Development at PPL, said, “By connecting talented, aspiring women with some of the most experienced female executives in music, The Cat’s Mother offers a unique opportunity to those that may otherwise struggle, through no fault of their own, to start and sustain a career in our industry. It is a pleasure not just to support their initiative but to help expand it – we hope that, through our events, we will inspire and support even more ambitious young women.”
Further details surrounding the collaboration are expected to be announced in early 2021. Last week, PPL also announced its involvement in a new counselling scheme for Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers in the UK music industry. Find out more here.