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IMPALA presents Changemaker Award to Women In CTRL

By | Published on Wednesday 31 May 2023


Pan-European indie label trade group IMPALA has announced the recipient of its second ever Changemaker Award, with said prize going to the UK-based organisation Women In CTRL.

This annual award was launched last year with the aim of spotlighting and celebrating projects that promote change in the independent music sector and which inspire others to take action.

Women In CTRL was founded by manager and label owner Nadia Khan and, IMPALA explained yesterday, “was set up to empower and inspire women in the entertainment, creative and business sectors of the music industry, and encourages women and non-binary persons to find their strengths, develop their own personal brand, and build the tools and confidence to become leaders”.

The organisation runs workshops and events; publishes regular research reports monitoring diversity within music and media organisations; and has “partnered up with Association Of Independent Music and Amazon Music to launch new apprenticeship scheme Amplify, which aims to improve access to music industry careers for women and non-binary people”.

Commenting on receiving the award, Khan says: “It’s an honour for Women In CTRL to be chosen as the second recipient of the Changemaker Award. This recognition affirms our work, inspires us to continue, and highlights the independent community’s collective determination and passion in driving positive change within the music industry”.

“Women In CTRL firmly believe”, she adds, “in the transformative power of sharing best practices and learning from the exceptional organisations that IMPALA champions. Together, we can create a ripple effect that resonates throughout the industry”.

Commenting on the award and its winner, the Chair of IMPALA’s Equity, Diversity And Inclusion Task Force, Eva Karman Reinhold, says: “I’m glad IMPALA members and the task force chose to honour Women In CTRL this year with this award. Their work to bring a more inclusive music sector is central. Make sure to check out all resources and info they can provide”.