Inside Sony Music
- Sony Music Group Celebrates Women’s History Month ’22
- Mar 31, 2022
“Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.”
This month, Sony Music Group embraced the official 2022 International Women’s Day campaign theme, #BreakTheBias, as we recognized and celebrated Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day throughout our organization. With over 10 events throughout the month, our Sony Music Group teams across the globe, including Sony Music Mexico, Sony Music Asia, Sony Music Colombia, Sony Music Spain & Portugal, and Sony Music U.S. came together to host educational programming, with an intersectional lens, to uplift, inspire, and educate!
Below, read more about how Women’s History Month 2022 at SMG came to life!
Creating the Women’s History Month Design
First up: the color palette. We incorporated a range of purple hues into our Women’s History Month graphics as a nod to the official color of International Women’s Day—which historically signifies justice and dignity.
Next: the illustration. The shattering animation represents the ways in which women across the world are ‘Breaking Biases’, and continuing to shatter barriers in the pursuit of gender equity.
Celebrating Women’s History Month at Sony Music Group
Throughout the month of March, the Sony enterprise, including Sony Music Group, hosted internal events focused on empowering women and addressing stereotypes and discrimination.
Teammates from around the globe tuned in to a variety of programming spotlighting women leaders and their career journeys, the effect of gender bias, and improving allyship—particularly in the workplace. Listen to an International Women’s Day insight from Rachel Thomas, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, LeanIn.org & OptionB.org:
In a conversation hosted by WIN (Women’s Initiative Network), Sony Masterworks artists, Chloe Flower and Uéle Lamore, shared their experiences as women creatives in the music industry. “There have been many different obstacles that I’ve faced as a woman in music,” said Lamore. “More is expected from you, like in the way you dress and talk. If you mess up, even a little bit, you will get judged.”
“Being the only woman in the studio can be uncomfortable, but we’re progressing,” Flower explains. “Seeing the growing number of women involved in the creative process has been great, but while it’s important to have women represented on stage, it’s equally important to have them at the executive level as well.”
A huge thank you to all the women—especially those who work outside of Sony Music Group—who lent their time and wisdom this Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
- Angela Pong, General Manager of Sony Music Vietnam
- Chloe Flower, pianist, composer and producer
- Daisy Auger Dominguez, workplace futurist, equity strategist and inclusion revolutionary
- Kate Su, Vice President of Finance at Sony Music Asia
- Porsche Smith, HR Business Partner, Sony Music UK
- Rachel Thomas, Co-Founder/CEO of LeanIn.org and OptionB.org
- Roslyn Pineda, General Manager of Sony Music Philippines and Vice President of Biz Development at Sony Music Asia
- Uéle Lamore, composer, conductor, producer and arranger
And a special shoutout to The Village, Wellful, Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) and SOMOS—Sony’s Talent Advisory Groups—for working closely with SMG’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to coordinate several events in celebration of Women’s History Month!
Although Women’s History Month 2022 has come to an end, Sony Music Group is committed to supporting and advancing women in the music industry and beyond. Embracing our ‘365 Cultural Appreciation’ framework, we will continue to work together to develop solutions to the multilayered challenges women today experience, and to continue to #BreaktheBias!