Georgia Taglietti awarded the latest Keychange Inspiration Award
At this year’s BIME festival, our international Keychange programme, awarded the latest ‘Inspiration Award‘ to the Director of the Barcelona branch of shesaid.so and Communications & Digital Director, Head of International Media at Sonar music festival, Georgia Taglietti.
The Keychange Inspiration Award honours and celebrates female pioneers who have made an extraordinary contribution to music and are role models for the next generation and for the Keychange network of 60 talented female artists and industry professionals. Keychange partners select an Inspiration Award winner in each of their countries.
This Spanish Keychange Inspiration award was presented by music composer, DJ & Creative, Cora Novoa who said: “Geo es una de las mujeres más inspiradoras que he conocido: trabajadora, positiva, con ganas de conectar a personas y proyectos, creativa, amante de la tecnología y de la cultura, pero sobre todo lo que más me fascina son sus ganas de crear un nuevo camino para las nuevas generaciones a través del arte y de valores positivos.”
Upon receiving the Inspiration Award, Georgia Taglietti said, “Four years ago, my life was starting to shift into a new direction. I was introduced by a friend to the shesaid.so network. From that point on, my professional and personal life has been deeply enriched by new friends, colleagues and a new sense of purpose. I am profoundly honoured to be given this award, which in my heart also awards shesaid.so and its founder Andreea Magdalina. I also wish to thank all the women who have inspired me in this professional path. My wish is to keep mentoring and being mentored in order to sustain the growth and the presence of women in the music industry.”
Vanessa Reed, CEO of PRS Foundation and founder of Keychange said: “Huge congratulations to Geo on being presented with this latest Keychange Inspiration Award. Everyone I meet has something positive to say about Geo, she is a fantastic role model for women working in the music industry, not only for her work with the brilliant shesaid.so network but also her impressive career in the live music sector including over 20 years at Sonar music festival.”
Keychange is a pioneering international initiative which is empowering women to transform the future of the music industry and encouraging festivals to achieve a 50:50 balance by 2022. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.
As well as being the Director of the Barcelona branch of shesaid.so, the global network of women working in the music industry, Georgia has worked for Sónar festival since 1995 and is the festival’s Communications & Digital Director, Head of International Media
Previous winners of the Keychange Inspiration Award include Popkollo! the music camp that takes place all around Sweden and is aimed at all girls and gender non-conforming people who love music, Jayne Casey, the music and arts pioneer, best known for the Liverpool punk and new wave scene in the 1970s and 1980s with Big in Japan, Pink Military and Pink Industry, German musician and activist Bernadette La Hengst, Anne Erm for her role as Founder and Director of Tallinn International festival JazzKaar and the BRIT Award winning singer-songwriter Dua Lipa who was presented the inaugural Keychange Inspiration Award at the Canadian High Commission in London for her influence on young women and for being the most nominated female artist in the history of the BRIT Awards.