2019 Speakers ( click here for bios)

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Tina Davis,

VP of A&R at EMPIRE Distribution and Records and Creator & Executive Producer of BET music competition Show 'The Next Big Thing.'

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Vanessa Silberman,  

International DIY Touring Singer,  Guitarist, Songwriter, Record Producer-Engineer-Mixer, Independent A&R and founder of artist development label A Diamond Heart Production 

Angelica Garde-Advincula,

Music Project Manager, Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Sundra Manning,

pianist, keyboardist, Hammond B3 Organ Player and Grammy nominated Music Producer


Laryssa Okada,

Music Composer, Video Games & Film


Julie Schuchard is the co-founder of local label Tricycle Records

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Joan Rosenberg,

Director of Marketing & Communications, ACT; previously Regional Director of Marketing for AEG Presents

Gretchen Claffey,

Director of Booking at Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

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Stacy Cunningham-Moreland,

Director of Strategic Radio Marketing & Events, EMPIRE Distribution


Samaria, Recording Artist

Tenina Stevens, aka Suga-T, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Producer, Brand Embassador

MAAYAN, Singer-Songwriter, co-Producer of California Women's Music Festival

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Terri d'Ambrosio, audio post and music supervisor, 

MarcoCo. Studios

Kerry Fiero, producer of the Girl Power! Conference

This year some of our male allies will also speak


Netta B, Recording and Performing Artist

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Cori Jacobs, musician and Grammy nominated Music Producer

Hisham Dahud, Brand Builder, Digital Strategist and Founder of ArtistPro

Gian Fiero, Host of Face the Music! and award winning music reviewer