Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Recommendations

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Below are over 100 extremely useful recommendations on everything to do with equality, diversity and inclusion in music and the creative industries.  This list has taken many years to compile and it is a pleasure to share it with you.  If you have any great recommendations to add to this list - please do let me know!


  • Women in Music UK (initiatives)
  • Women in Technology
  • Women in Music International
  • Government (UK and international)
  • Music Industry Champions
  • Creative Industry Champions
  • Useful Diversity Resources
  • Articles on Diversity
  • Diversity Books
  • Academic Papers
  • Articles on Women in Music
  • Women in Music Books

Women in Music UK Initiatives

  Ambache (composers)


BBC Radio 3 International Women's Day


ComposeHer (classical composers)


Donne Drama Musica (record label)


GirlsiRate (songwriter development)


HearHer Festival (festival)


Illuminate Women's Music (classical concerts)


Let's Be The Change (conferences)


PlainsightSOUND (black composers)


Re:dress Women Composers


Saffron Records (record label)


Scottish Women Inventing Music 


The Cat's Mother (mentoring)


The Daffodil Perspective (radio show)


The Bedchel Sound Test (events)


Time to Modulate (theatre composers)


Women in Music UK (Proms analysis)


Women of Note (composer resource)


WXMB2 (music events)

Women in Music International

All Female Jazz Orchestra 


Bachtrack (classical music)


Berklee University (music research)


Book More Women (US festivals)


ComposerHer (composers)


Curating Diversity (Italy)


Fair Ple (Traditional Irish)


Ladyfest Festivals (international list)


She is the Music (mentoring)


She Said So (international network)


She Shreds (guitarists)


Song Data (Canada)


Women in Jazz Association (USA)


Women in Live Music


Women in Music 


Women of Nashville (country music)

Music Industry Champions

 Attitude is Everything  (disability access in music)


Chineke!  (racial diversity in classical music)


Grammy Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce (US)


Help Musicians (mental health for musicians)


Incorporated Society of Musicians (Dignity at Work campaign)


Institute for Composer Diversity (US)


Keychange  (50/50 campaign)


MOBO (urban music)


PRS Foundation (Women Make Music)


Re:balance (Festival Republic)


Sound and Music (classical music)


UK Music Diversity Taskforce


Urban Development (urban music)


Women in Music Awards (Music Week)


Youth Music Girls Rock London

Women in Music Books

Creative Industry Champions

Diversity Books

 Class Questions: Feminist Answers (Joan Acker)


Equal (Carrie Gracie) 


Gender (Harriet Bradley)


Inferior: How Science got Women Wrong(Angela Saini)


Intersectionality (Patricia Collins and Sirma Bilge)


Invisible Women (Caroline Criado Perez)


Subtle Sexism (Nijole Benokraitis)


The Class Ceiling (Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison) 


The Dynamics of Managing Diversity (Gill Kirton and Anne-Marie Greene)


The Second Sex (Simone de Beauvoir)


The Value of Difference (Pearn Kandola)


Trans Power (Juno Roche) 


What Works Gender Equality By Design (Iris Bohnet)