A group of trailblazing women gathered Wednesday (April 24) at The Venetian in Las Vegas to have an in-depth discussion with Leila Cobo, VP, Latin Industry Lead, Billboard during the Women in the Lead panel at Latin Music Week.
Some of the hottest Latinas on the scene — including Becky G, Natti Natasha, Karol G, Anitta and Lali — joined Alexandra Lioutikoff, Universal Music Publishing Group; Dr. Stacy Smith, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative; and Luana Pagani, Seitrack USA, to talk about the struggles, hustle and female empowerment in the Latin music scene.
Read some of the best quotes from the Women in the Lead panel below:
NATTI NATASHA: “It was more about not being afraid of doing certain things. Not being afraid of collaborating with other females, not being afraid of singing as a solo artist. That’s the key to becoming successful in this industry: to dare and to not be afraid.”
BECKY G: “It’s not that there’s a lack of women support. There’s a lack of opportunities in the music industry.”
ANITTA: “I try to always sing what I live. The main message here is to be authentic and real.”
LALI: “The best advice is to not follow any advice. First, I listen to myself and then everyone else.”
KAROL G: “There’s no path to success. Everyone constructs their own path. The important thing is to follow your heart. Find your niche, is my best advice.”
Watch the entire Women in the Lead panel below.