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The Women's International Music Networks Announces the 2015 She Rocks Award Recipients

Clockwise from upper left: Mindi Abair, Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson and Vicki Peterson of the Bangles, Orianthi, Amani Duncan, Katie Kailus, Debbie Cavalier, Paula Salvatore, Gayle Beacock, and Craigie Zildjian

Needham, MA — The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) is pleased to announce the 2015 She Rocks Awards honorees. Taking place on January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel from 6:00pm to 8:30pm during the NAMM Show, the third annual She Rocks Awards honors women who stand out as role models in the industry. Tickets are on sale now. 

This year’s awards show will be co-hosted by platinum-selling guitarist and solo artist Orianthi and The WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore, and will honor these outstanding women:

  • Mindi Abair – Chart-topping, Grammy award-nominated saxophone player and singer/songwriter.
  • The Bangles’ guitarists Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson and drummer Debbi Peterson – Iconic, platinum-selling all-female pop band.
  • Gayle Beacock – Co-owner of Beacock Music and recipient of NAMM’s top dealer award for 2014.
  • Debbie Cavalier – Berklee College of Music Vice President for Online Learning and Continuing Education/CEO of Berkleemusic, author and Grammy award-winning children’s artist.
  • Amani Duncan – Vice President of Brand Marketing for C.F. Martin & Co. 
  • Katie Kailus – Editor of Music Inc. and Upbeat Daily magazines.
  • Paula Salvatore – Vice President and Studio Manager of Capitol Studios for Universal Music.
  • Craigie Zildjian – CEO of the Avedis Zildjian Company.

The WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore comments, “This year we are moving the She Rocks Awards to an evening event and really going all out to celebrate the achievements of these talented and inspiring women. There will be an opportunity to network, some great performances, plus some surprise moments as well!”

Now gearing up for its third consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Orianthi, Sheila E, Gaby Moreno, Malina Moye, Dinah Gretsch, Janie L. Hendrix, Mary Peavey, Tish Ciravolo and more. 

With featured performances, food and beverages, giveaways, a silent auction, networking opportunities and more, the She Rocks Awards brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans, and media to celebrate women in music. 

This event has sold out for the past two years and does not require a NAMM badge to attend. The She Rocks Awards will take place on January 23, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Pacific Ballroom at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. Tickets are on sale now here>>

The She Rocks Awards would like to recognize our sponsors C.F. Martin & Co, International Musician, Making Music Magazine as well as NewBay Media, and their publications Guitar World, Guitar Player, Acoustic Nation, Bass Player, Electronic Musician and Keyboard Magazine.

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