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SWIM Fund (Smart Women in Music Fund)

“The SWIM Fund was born out of a desire to reach and serve women who wish to expand their horizons and professional proficiencies, and who demonstrate ambition for a leadership role,” said NAMM Chair and President and CEO of West Music Co., Robin Walenta. “It’s our sincere hope that as part of The SWIM Fund, the female leaders of tomorrow will arise.”


Smart Women in Music

The SWIM Fund is used to support women in various stages of their careers in the music products industry through the following activities:

  • Professional development opportunities at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA and at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN
  • Job-shadowing and mentoring with women who are industry leaders at trade shows and other music industry events
  • In-company residencies
  • Invitation to apply to attend an annual two-day SWIM leadership symposium for up to 15 women in 2020.