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SWIM Fund (Smart Women in Music Fund)

“It’s our sincere hope that as part of The SWIM Fund, the female leaders of tomorrow will arise,” said former NAMM Chair and President and CEO of West Music Co., Robin Walenta

SWIM Mission: The Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Fund was created in 2018 to expand diversity, inclusion and support for women in the music products industry.

The SWIM Fund supports women in the music products industry in the development of their leadership proficiencies and aspirations.

All contributions are tax-deductible, and 100% of all gifts will be used for the activities of the Fund (listed below). 

The SWIM Fund will be 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 16 women in 2020.