Creating A New
Community Of Producers

What we do

Founded in 2007 at Banard College in New York City, Gender Amplified is a non-profit organization that aims to celebrate women and gender-expansive music producers, raise their visibility and develop a pipeline for them to build equity in the music industry. 

The movement also connects passion for music with technical skills that can be used in a wide range of scientific and arts based fields, areas in which women are traditionally underrepresented.

Core Goals

Network Building

To develop a national network of women music producers by creating and maintaining a website that archives their stories, production resources, and contact information.

Gender Inclusivity

To cultivate inclusive communication across all genders, identifying allies who share our ethos on music production throughout the gender spectrum.

Event Curation

To produce community events that highlight the works and accomplishments of producers interested in pursuing careers in music production and related fields.

Create Safe Spaces

To construct and support safe production studio environments where women and gender-expansive individuals can learn music production from their peers and renowned industry professionals

Address STEM & STEAM

To assess the impact learning music production has on success in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and related fields.

Founder’s Statement: Music As Ministry

"Music and inclusivity means everything to Gender Amplified. We are constantly focused on the ways in which the music we make is a representation of the culture that we are and all the people who embody that culture we hope for. I started Gender Amplified with a desire to build community. When I started making beats, very few spaces like this existed.

I am very proud that we have created an international application for producers that helps us identify talent, collect needed information, and select the appropriate professional opportunities for them to grow in the community and kick-start their careers. I am humbled by our success, and I eagerly look forward to what the future will bring. "
Ebonie Smith, President & Founder

Meet our team

Ebonie Smith

President & Founder

Audio Engineer, Music Producer, Studio Coordinator, Atlantic Records, Warner Music

Erica Glyn

Secretary & Treasurer

Independent Audio Engineer, Music Producer,Simon & Schuster, Showtime Networks

Janet Jakobsen

Director of University Support

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Faculty, Barnard College, Columbia University

Jordan Chalmers

Director of Digital Strategy

Digital Marketing, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group

Jonathan 'JB' Benedict

Studio Liaison

Artist/Producer, Composer, Creative Director & Co-founder, Hyperballad Music

Kim F. Hall

University Support

Professor of English, Professor of Africana Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University

Allie Antman

Business Manager

Natalie Sears

Operations Manager

Anita Agopyan-Miu

Executive Assistant

Kab Browley

Social Media Volunteer


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