Spotify has partnered with SoundGirls, a nonprofit founded by Karrie Keyes and Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato dedicated to expanding opportunities for girls and women in music, to launch EQL Directory, it was announced Tuesday (Nov. 13).
The newly created global database of professionals sets a focus on amplifying the careers and achievements of women working behind the scenes in music and audio. As of now, estimates show that less than five percent of all audio professions are women.
"SoundGirls already had this global directory of women in audio and production, and we came together to help them make it more beautiful, more useful, and more visible within the industry,” says Kerry Steib, Spotify’s director of social impact. “We know that increasing equity for women in these fields is a complex problem to solve. We have to work with great partners across the industry and come together to create solutions."