Lady of the House Worldwide CIC

by Laila Mckenzie in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th July 2023 we successfully raised £610 with 6 supporters in 56 days

An initiative that celebrates, champions & honours women in Dance Music we empower & diversify through education, events, books & records.

by Laila Mckenzie in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

The Project 

We are wholly committed to ensuring that women who work in or want to enter the Dance music sector receive the recognition & support they deserve. Because of this we have just launched as a Community Interest Company (CIC) and will be rolling out a whole host of coaching, mentoring, educational  training, advice, and empowering programs/workshops for women non-binary and gender-marginalized people in the music business.

Our Story 

We officially launched 2020, via an epic, large-scale hardback book that celebrates over 150 women DJs, Producers, Artists, Promoters and Management who have made a lasting impact on the global dance music scene. Over 1000 copies have been sold worldwide to date. This was made possible by a crowdfunding campaign where with your support we raised over £26,000 to be able to self publish the works.

Since publication, we have shown we are much more than a book — we are a community and multifunctional platform that strives to champion and empower women in the music industry far and wide. In addition to organising exhibitions, discussions, and showcases at conferences and festivals worldwide, we have established a music label to serve as a pipeline for emerging talent — giving female and non-binary artists an outlet and a network of music industry experts. We have achieved this through a mixture of funding grants, sponsorship's & revenue generating exercises. 

What we will do with the funds raised

- Develop our roadmap through resource, training & research methods

- Expansion of team including a outreach coordinator 

- Build structures & rollout for our worldwide programs 

- Amplify the work of our community through promotional activity

- Create impactful & long-lasting partnerships 

- Continue all the hard work we currently do to effect change where it is needed the most

Message from newly appointed General Manager Cat Hooper


Message from Founder Laila Mckenzie 

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.

Please join us on our mission to Celebrate, Champion & Honour women in Dance Music 

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