It held its first meeting July 14 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Sound Women Network was set up to allow women to share their knowledge and ideas surrounding music and sound, as well as encouraging members to experiment with new technologies and equipment. Started by University Of Huddersfield music technology lecturer Liz Dobson, it comes after an informal exchange she organised in Berlin in January called the EQ Network.
Regarding the network, Dobson said: ‘This is to be a community of practice where learning happens through teaching and mentoring as much as it does through being mentored…Women means all women. Trans women and underrepresented genders.’
Dobson added: ‘My personal hope, is that by making a really relaxed knowledge exchange for women, we create a community that can provide a meaningful bridge for women and ultimately girls to engage with technologies unselfconsciously in their work. With the confidence this can offer I hope this helps to normalise the balance and representation of women across our music industries.’
For those not in Yorkshire, She Said So – an exclusive community of women working in music – holds monthly meetings at London’s Shoreditch House.
Featured image courtesy of YSWN Facebook page.