Meet our Associate team of Speakers, Culture Changers, Consultants and DEI Specialists.
Music industry Specialist & Founder of Why Not Her? DEI consultant, activist & campaigner for Culture Change. Linda’s Gender Disparity Data Reports focusing on the lack of diversity and womxn across Radio in the UK and Ireland have been shared and viewed by millions of people worldwide creating one of the biggest gender and racial equality movements in the music industry.
Hailed as the woman who has retuned radio towards gender parity, Linda has spent 20 years working in the music industry and her clients include some of the biggest Major and Indie Record Labels and Artists/Bands in the world of music.
Linda was named one of the Top 20 Women in Ireland within Leadership and was included in the Top 100 Women Changing Ireland list in March 2021 in the Irish Examiner. IMPALA included Linda in their Top 20 Women and Non-Binary people making their mark in the world of Diversity and Equality in Europe in their 20th Anniversary roll-out. Linda is releasing her debut book titled ‘Why Not Her? An argument on justice’ in June 2022.
Winnie is a music artist, data analyst, diversity activist and Gender Pay Gap / DEI specialist from Belfast. She consulted with hundreds of UK companies and helped to create an award-winning Gender Pay Gap product for Reed Business Information, to help companies analyse, understand and take action on their Gender Pay Gaps. Winnie empowers HR leaders across the world by bringing transparency and simplicity to the workforce.
She’s a member of the Why Not Her associate team as one of the lead data analysts on their groundbreaking Gender Disparity Data Reports.
Winnie also works as a culture & technology consultant for a fast-growing HR tech company in London.
Margaret E. Ward is a leadership consultant, diversity activist and former broadcaster/ journalist. As CEO of Clear Ink she helps large international organisations and high potential medium-sized firms and start-ups grow great leaders and teams.
Mags, as we like to call her, is a highly regarded leadership development programme designer, facilitator and executive coach for top executives at large multinationals, for European politicians and high growth companies. She has served on the boards of Ireland’s tourism agency Fáilte Ireland, public service broadcaster RTÉ and European Movement Ireland. She’s also a communications coach for Women for Election, a growth advisor for Enterprise Ireland’s Go Global for Growth programme, founder of not-for-profit Women on Air and former pitch coach for Cartier Global Women’s Initiative.
Campaigning, researching, training, presenting & consulting on all aspects of diversity in the music & creative industries, Vick Bain is the former CEO of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and a Henley Business School MBA graduate with 25 years experience in music and the creative industries.
Vick is the current President-Elect of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, representing 11K members. She’s a member of the Why Not Her freelance team and is author of Counting the Music Industry and Founder of The F-List. DEI Trainer for numerous music companies including IMPALA and the Beggars Group and a freelance music industry lecturer at Universities across the UK. Vick was enrolled into the Music Week Women in Music Awards Roll Of Honour and has featured in BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Music Powerlist.