At its third annual awards gala at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C., the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted a remarkable assembly of talent.
Organization hosts annual awards raises funds to support future women songwriters
— Janice Mclean Deloatche, Founder, Chairman and CEO
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 24, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Women Songwriters Hall of Fame, dedicated to celebrating the invaluable contributions of female songwriters, is setting out to raise funds to promote gender equity in music and songwriting.
The organization’s efforts are timelier than ever given the recent removal of Jann Wenner, the Rolling Stone editor and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board member, for sexist and racist comments about women and people of color. Statistics reveal a stark imbalance in the recognition of female talent in the music industry, with women representing only 7.7% of recognized achievements over the past 35+ years.
“We are celebrating some of the industry’s best and too often overlooked,” said Janice Mclean Deloatche, the founder, chairman and chief executive of the four-year-old non profit. “We are doing everything we can to make a difference because these women are vital and rich contributors to the industry.”
The four-year-old nonprofit has distinguished itself, recognizing some of the industry’s most iconic performers, including Gloria Estefan and Naomi Judd, sparking increased awareness and scholarship programs from ASCAP and BMI. The organization also has inducted Rose Marie McCoy, who penned songs for Elvis Presley and Ike and Tina Turner, and champions like Dr. Cynthia Biggs-El and Dee Dee Sharp, who played a pivotal role in the Philadelphia Records International Sound.
At its third annual awards gala at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C., the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted a remarkable assembly of talent, including luminaries such as Jan Daley (Bob Hope, Troupe Performances), Angela Bofill, Anne Hampton Callaway (The Nanny Tv Show), Toni Basil, Dorothy Norwood, Freda Payne, Scherrie Payne (The Supremes), Pam Sawyer (Motown), The Mandrell Sisters, Jasmine Sandlas (India, Internationally), and others.
As the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame continues its mission to elevate women’s achievements in the music industry, the organization is seeking out new partnerships, sponsorships, and advertisers to join forces in advancing gender equity in music and songwriting. The organization also documents and archives the history of young female and women songwriters around the world through its museum exhibit.
Support for WSHOF can be provided by visiting the website and signing up to become a member or making a donation at Women Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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