Key milestone in the initiative’s roadmap, offering clear governance and accountability mechanisms.
U.K.15th MARCH 2023: The multi-platform cultural force celebrating women in Dance music announces expansion as it launches as a Community Interest Company (CIC) — a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders.
Lady of the House Worldwide CIC will operate with clear social objectives that provides a framework to establish long-term sustainability through a monitored plan of action via engagement of other agencies, organisations and individuals to form working partnerships. The organisation will effect change by;
Providing a programme of coaching, mentoring, training, advice and support for women, non-binary and gender marginalised people to progress their careers in music through workshops, one to one sessions, subscription services, online platforms, events, conferences and signposting.
Encouraging promotion of the community’s music through music recordings, marketing, events and showcasing talent. As well as promotion of the communities skill set and contribution they make to the music industry through books, documentaries and awards
Uplifting industry service development by liaising with key stakeholders to identify service and support needs for this underrepresented community within music.
Supporting the sector in achieving gender parity through consultancy, research and awareness campaigns.
This time of expansion has necessitated growth of the LoTH team and a key new hire of a General Manager. Cat Hooper will lead the team through the strategic expansion period of augmentation for LoTH, bringing her years of expertise in Senior Corporate Management to the table. Cat has a strong demonstrated history of leading a variety of businesses and hyper growth startups through to scale such as the world famous Tepilo and more, over the past 3 decades. Also a celebrated producer, promoter and a DJ herself, her impressive commercial acumen and experience is teamed with her passion for musicand women in our industry. She will develop and build out the strategic vision for the initiative whilst ensuring long term sustainability for our brand.
Advisory Board members Lynn Cosgrove, Bentleigh Burgess, Maria May, & newly appointed Joanne Cox-Brown have provided guidance through combined decades of experience and incredible work in the industry, supporting in taking the initiative to the next crucial milestone.
Founder Laila Mckenzie says
Being a CIC structured organisation allows us to focus our specific goals, values, and needs of the grassroots and emerging talent within our community. As a CIC any surplus income generated must be injected back into the community and the broader mission, supporting initiatives such as workshops, mentorship programs, networking events, or educational resources for all women in music. By establishing this new way of working Lady of the House aims to have a positive social impact on the electronic music industry whilst also providing a formal legal structure for the community, offering clear governance and accountability mechanisms. This structure enhances credibility and transparency, which is great for our partners and sponsors who can clearly see how much their essential support impacts our community.
The news coincides with a recently announced partnership with Space to appoint the groups Stateside Ambassador, powerhouse Ms Mada: Resident & Booking Director of the iconic Miami club to kickoff the USA rollout with some very exciting announcements about the development of the initiative across the
pond coming soon.
You can support Lady of the House CIC to keep its mission to Celebrate, Champion and Honour Women in by donating to their crowdfunding campaign.