WELCOME TO WOMEN SOUND OFF
New Name. New Mission. Same Energy.
We began our journey in 2017 under the name Women in Music Festival, convinced that we’d only be functioning as a festival. With a small team of three, we put on 11 events across downtown Oakland, with 700+ attendees who were as new to the experience as we were. In 2018, with a small executive team of five and 15+ amazing volunteers, our all-women team put on the second annual Women in Music Festival, where over 1200+ festival goers joined us.
10% of our attendees traveled from out of state, while 14% of Californians traveled from Los Angeles to participate in our fest. Women across creative and non-creative fields, along with male allies, found common energy, inspiration, and joy in the Women in Music spirit. As we listened and learned, we realized that our platform had become a tool for women from all industries, year-round. As a result, we decided to expand that same energy and change our name to “Women Sound Off” on September 28, 2018.
We’ll always have the spirit of women in music because we are women in music. However, our unique community includes so many incredible women from different fields who deserve to sound off too.
“We’re not going anywhere, we’re not stopping anything, we’re not slowing down, we’re going to speed up and going to be bigger and better.” - Evangeline Elder (Co-Founder, Director of Marketing & Programming)
‘Women in Music Festival’ becomes ‘Women Sound off Festival’ next April 2019 for its third annual weekend in Oakland, CA.
~ THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL SUPPORT ~