2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

She Who Goes First Sets The Rules - Women Innovators

Thursday, March 17
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 15
531 E 4th St

The changing music business has been ripe for the voice and spirit of female “intrapreneurship.” Maverick women are developing new ideas inside companies enabling significant global impact. There is more space for women to contribute ideas and diverse voices to be heard because industry innovation is needed more than ever. Fabulous female innovators are making great strides by solving some fundamental industry problems and she who builds the solution, has the power to re-write the rules of the whole industry! Join this Women in Music panel and hear these innovating industry voices.This panel is for men and women alike looking for tools to contribute new ideas to their companies and industry.

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Diana Akin at SXSW

Diana Akin

Writer/Publisher Rel


Diana Akin is a 10 year veteran of the music industry working in Writer/Publisher Relations at SESAC, which handles performance royalties for thousands of songwriters and song publishers including ...

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Kiran Gandhi at SXSW

Kiran Gandhi

Artist in Residence


Kiran Gandhi is currently a second-year MBA at Harvard University who worked previously as a digital analyst at Interscope Records in Los Angeles. In 2013, she toured internationally for artist M.I...

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Neeta Ragoowansi at SXSW

Neeta Ragoowansi

Attorney/Board Member

Law Offices of Neeta Ragoowansi/Women in Music

Neeta has been an attorney for over twenty years. She is currently in a solo practice with a focus on Entertainment Law and also President of Women in Music, a national non profit organization esta...

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Theda Sandiford at SXSW

Theda Sandiford

VP Digital Commerce

Republic Records/Island Records (UMG)

Nicknamed Theda.com by rapper Ja Rule, Theda pairs her passion for pop culture and technology to drive commerce initiatives for Republic Records and Island Records . When not at the office, Theda c...

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