The non-profit supporting female entrepreneurs and execs in dance music will host a benefit brunch at the Red Bull Guest house in Miami.
SkyLight, the non-profit organization supporting female entrepreneurs and executives in electronic dance music, will honor dance music icon Judy Weinstein at the inaugural SkyLight Benefit Brunch at the Red Bull Guest House in Miami this Sunday (March 30).
Weinstein founded the influential For The Record record pool in the mid-1970s, guided the career of New York house music legend and Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan and, with David Morales in 1983 launched Def Mix, home to Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie and Hector Romero.
“Every woman in this business looks up to Judy – a lot of the men too,” SkyLight cofounder Stephanie LaFera said in a statement. “When I was just starting out as an artist manager, the very fact that she existed inspired me.”
Proceeds from the event will go toward the SkyLight 2014 Summer Internship Program, which will fund the placement of qualified interns at electronic music companies all over the country; and the development of a content series telling the stories of other trailblazing women in dance music.
Tickets to the SkyLight Benefit Brunch, sponsored by GrammyPro and Billboard, can be purchased online at Eventbrite.
Skylight was co-founded last May by Stephanie LaFera of Little Empire Music and Kerri Mason of SFX (and former Billboard contributor). The project began when LaFera noticed that she and three others were the only female names on a 50-person "power list."