More than 100 mentors will participate in initiative to help industry leaders uplift women of color
Femme It Forward, a female-led music and entertainment company, announced today the launch of Next Gem Femme, a new mentorship program aiming to accelerate career opportunities and trajectory for young women of color.
Developed as part of Femme it Forward's ongoing mission to improve equity in their industries and workplaces, Next Gem Femme has over 100 leading industry executives signed on as mentors from leading entertainment companies including Amazon Music, Apple Music, iHeart Media, Atlantic Records, CAA, Capitol Music Group, Maverick Management, Columbia Records, Endeavor, ICM Partners, Interscope Geffen A&M, Live Nation, Pandora, SoundCloud, Spotify, TikTok, Viacom Digital Studios, Revolt Media, Essence, WME, YouTube, and more.
"Nothing exists like this,"says Heather Lowery, founder and chief executive of Femme It Forward, which began as a female-led event series in 2019 before expanding to a joint venture with Live Nation. Femme it Forward was launched to spotlight the entertainment industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries, both on-stage and behind the scenes.