WAM (Women's Audio Mission)
Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts – fields in which women often compromise less than 5 percent of the workforce.
WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet.
WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.
WAM was created in 2003 by Founder and Executive Director Terri Winston, who started WAM out of a shopping cart filled with equipment that she would transport between ad hoc training sites. ZeroDivide was one of WAM’s first funders, and the two organizations have now worked together for more than 5 years.
ZeroDivide Chief Strategy Officer Tim Wu recently visited Terri to tour WAM’s current state-of-the-art studio and training facility. Terri and Tim chatted about WAM’s evolving mission, its partnership with ZeroDivide, and Terri’s favorite upcoming WAM projects.