Featured speakers consist of industry professionals and other inspiring individuals in their fields who will share the best tools to thrive, give back to the community, and mentor future generations of leaders.
Delegates will include but are not limited to shesaid.so members, industry executives, creators, activists, and other tastemakers in music and beyond. Open to all genders.
If you’re interested in speaking at MEETSSS please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIDERA EGGERUE aka THE SLUMFLOWER / activist / uk
Chidera Eggerue has been featured in Elle, Vogue, Grazia and Stylist, and regularly updates her own blog – THE SLUMFLOWER. Chidera has recently released her second book, ‘Scribble Yourself Feminist', a journal designed to empower, inspire and entertain. Best Selling Author of 'What a Time To Be Alone', Chidera Eggerue is an award-winning blogger, writer, feminist and fashionista. Referred to by Elle magazine as a ‘millennial mastermind’ Chidera created the hashtag #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER and has over 280k followers across her social media accounts.
Jennifer Justice / co-founder / the justice dept / usa
Jennifer is an experienced executive and attorney in the fields of entertainment, music, media and live experience with a demonstrated history of generating high revenue returns merging art and commerce. Jennifer spent years building the brands and careers of artist such as Jay-Z and businesses such as Roc Nation. Skilled in strategy, strategic partnerships, commercial transactions, business operations, sales, business development and legal affairs. Strong revenue generational, operational and business experience and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from Cornell Law School. She is the Co-Founder of The Justice Dept, a female focused advisory and legal firm which works with entrepreneurs, executives, talent, brands and creatives in all stages of their careers and businesses in the areas of tech, media, entertainment and fashion.
Oronike Odeleye / co-founder / muterkelly / usa
Oronike Odeleye has helped to lead the #MuteRKelly campaign to getting 14 or documented serial sexual abuser, R. Kelly concerts canceled, held protest rallies in 8 cities, and has had his music downgraded from streaming platforms and banned from many radio stations across the nation - including the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She was featured in the documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, and has lectured on sexual abuse in the black community at institutions nationwide including Morehouse College, Norfolk State University and Princeton University.
Georgia Taglietti / head of communications / sonar / spain
Georgia Taglietti was born in Brescia in 1965. She has worked for Sónar festival since 1995. As the Communications & Digital Director she develops and implement the brand message across all communication channels especially, social networks and at an international level as well as developing an effective PR and marketing strategy. As the Head of International Media she expands and cultivates relationships with all international key media assets and strategic contacts where appropriate, as well as steering design and managing the agreed PR and media annual plan. Over the years, Georgia has been a guest lecturer and speaker at various events worldwide and she teaches on digital communication and marketing courses for universities and events. She is the Director of shesaidso Spain.
holly manners / a & R / warner records / uk
Holly works as an A&R at Warner Bros Records UK, who look after artists including Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher and Royal Blood. Previous to this, Holly worked at Bucks Music Publishing, where she set up a new arm of the Sync team focusing on Bespoke Composition. Holly also writes freelance for Line of Best Fit and The Most Radicalist, and holds the MPA’s Richard Toeman Scholarship. She also set up and ran she.grows, a mentoring scheme by shesaid.so, and sits on the UK Music Futures First Board.
mariana duarte silva / co-founder / village underground / portugal
Mariana is a Graduate in Business Management, co-founder and CEO of Village Underground Lisboa, a cultural and coworking hub for the creative industries. Mariana herself was awarded the Innovation in Business Prize by Máxima and Jornal de Negócios in 2014 and was chosen as one of the 12 women entrepreneurs to have their own image replicated in a Barbie, as a part of the "You can be whatever you want" campaign. She was also a part of the "50 Women that do more for Lisbon" list, chosen by Time Out magazine. She worked for 18 years in the music industry promoting new talents in bands and electronic music DJs. 3 of those years were lived in London, where she devoted herself to producing several events to promote Portuguese music, using her vast expertise in press relations, advisory and public relations in the music industry.
Andreea Magdalina / founder / shesaid.so / romania
Andreea Magdalina is a connector. Currently based out of Los Angeles, her work focuses on the interaction between music and technology. With a 7yr+ career working with companies such as Microsoft, Skype, Mixcloud to name a few, her expertise lies primarily in digital marketing, social media and business development, in addition to music consulting. Andreea is an experienced speaker on topics such as music partnerships, artist development, community building, digital marketing, and empowering women in the music industry. She has spent the last 3 years working with agencies to produce websites, marketing campaigns and music partnerships for global brands.
clare scivier / wellness consultant & Music coach / [uk]
Clare Scivier spent the first 20 years of her career in A&R for major labels and publishing companies working mainly in hip hop, house and electronic music (Cooltempo, Polydor, Deconstruction). Over the last 12 years Clare has applied techniques as a Behavioural Psychologist to make the journey as a creative (Artists/Writers/Producers/DJ’s/Business Executives) more healthy, sustainable and productive. With clients signed all over the world enjoying chart success Clare has made it her mission to improve the standards of wellbeing through-out the business gaining respect from the many documentaries, talks and panels she has worked on around the subject of mental health in music and is now in the process of setting up the first independent label (U.S) to include health and wellbeing as a standard service in the artists contracts, as well as ensuring performance, touring, social media, recording and writing are supported with training to alleviate stress and anxiety so that clients can perform and produce “like athletes”. Clare also works closely with addiction support experts and is highly experienced working with those who have mental health conditions and developmental disorders often found in talented musicians.
harriet moss | Managing Director / advisor | Manners McDade / shesaid.so [UK]
Harriet became MD of Manners McDade in 2018, from her role as Global Creative Manager since 2014. Previously, she has a background in PR, sync and brand-building for contemporary classical, alternative and electronic labels and artists including Max Richter, Ben Frost, Nils Frahm and These New Puritans, after gaining an HE Diploma in Music Performance followed by a BA in English at King’s College London. Harriet is also the Creative Director for in-house label Cognitive Shift Recordings as well as London Director for shesaid.so. Harriet plays the Piano, Cello and Bass Guitar, and hosts Soho Radio’s Soho Classical show; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is recognised on both the 2017 & 2018 Music Industry Alternative Power 100 Lists. Harriet currently sits on the Jury for the 2018 Production Music Awards, and 2018 Classical:NEXT festival.