DJ Cherie Lily
This past Tuesday night was Women In Music's annual holiday party, wrapping up 2012. Members and nonmembers alike came together at SOB's in TriBeCa and were treated to complimentary Pabst Blue Ribbon, Tito's Hadmade Vodka and vitaminwater beverages. Yours truely even entered to win a Fender Mexican Stratocaster (an electric guitar for those non-musicians out there), which cost me $5, but I didn't win! Whoever did land that baby doesn't realize how lucky they are. Still bitter about that as you might have gathered. Anyways, I digress.
Never heard of Women In Music? That's okay. You are going to learn about it right now. Women In Music is an organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities and cultural aspects of woman in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment and recognition. WIM's seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world and strengthens community ties.
In the spirit of the holidays, PUMP is more than happy to give a shout out to Women In Music, helping to push and raise awareness of this marvelous organization. I, Jennifer Elizabeth Boyer, am a proud member of WIM and I look forward to spreading the word and recruiting more smart, strong and bold women to become "Wimmers."
Shout out to Dana Puleo, a friend of mine who attended the event with me and PUMP's founder Michelle Halek, who took advantage of the discounted ($35) annual membership fee and is now an official Woman In Music member.
Hors d'oeures provided by SOB's? Check. Complimentary beverages? See above. Raffles? You know how I feel about that. Yes, I am a sore loser. Sponsors included SESAC, ASCAP, JLM Joe Lambert Mastering and Music Dealers.
Although WIM is a members-only org, this past week's holiday party opened its doors to nonmembers and boy did people revel in that fact. SOB's was packed! Near the end of the night it was shoulder-to-shoulder, cheek-to-cheek (not the ones on your face) and the line for the women's restroom required a 15-minute wait. Minimum. Clearly, the party was a success. Check out Women In Music and join by clicking here.
DJ duo Kowabunga Tyga
Photos courtesy of WIM member, Becky Yee.