Launch of 'Why Not Her' Podcast



After a game-changing year at Why Not Her? The collective launch a new Podcast Series 'Why Not Her?' to wind down the year.


'Why Not Her?' is all about amplifying the voices of womxn across the entertainment, arts, creative, political and activism world. Their groundbreaking Data Reports, that highlight Gender & Racial Disparity within the music industry, have been viewed by millions of people worldwide. They have been featured in the likes of The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Tatler and many more publications in the UK, Ireland and globally.


The podcast celebrates womxn from the world of activism and across various platforms. It draws you in and connects you instantly with the guests. Sit back and enjoy the banter. You might learn something along the way! For more info on Why Not Her? check out www.whynother.net


SPECIAL GUESTS featured on the Podcast Season One:


MISE FOSTA & TOBI LAWAL

Mise Fosta: Over the past few months, dozens of brave women and victims of abuse have gone public and shared their experience of the ripe misogyny and discrimination that pervades the Irish music scene, particularly the Irish traditional folk scene. Many figures who have for years been applauded as legends of their scene, with murals and events dedicated to them, have been rightly exposed for the abusive misogynists they truly are. On Season One, we have guests Anna Ni Nuallain and Ciara Ní Mhurchú from the collective chat candidly about the process that promoted them to start the movement.


Tobi Lawal is a force to be reckoned with on the Irish scene for her activism - especially on her Instagram page 'Wise-Up Wednesday’s segment. She is an LLB & LLM Grad Pre trainee Solicitor who also volunteers with organisations End Direct Provision and MASI – the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland.

CINDY GALLOP & GODDESS NICOLE On Season One, we explore the world of sex with Cindy Gallop and Goddess Nicole. Fasten your seatbelts as you are in for a sexually liberating and educational ride! Cindy Gallop is an English advertising consultant, founder and former chair of the US branch of advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, responsible for large accounts like Coca-Cola, Ray-Ban, and Polaroid. She is also the founder of the IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn companies.

Goddess Nicole is one of the burgeoning BDSM, Dark Tantra, Sex and Kink educators in the UK. Based in London, Goddess Nicole runs her business that transforms the lives of her clientele in a sexually liberating way. She has guest spoken at numbers conventions and events outlining safe sex and BDSM practice.

AOIFE AHERN & UNA MOLLOY On Season One, we sit and chat candidly with Festival Advance Manager/VIP Manager to the stars Aoife Ahern, who has worked for over twenty years with extraordinary talent across the Music & Events Industry. Aoife has worked with the elite of the music & influencer/innovator world, such as Michelle Obama, Elon Musk, Prince, Ceelo Green, Gavin Friday (U2), Billy Ocean, Stereo Kicks, One Direction, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Arcade Fire plus many more in over 20 years of working in the industry.

Also joining us is Úna Molloy who works as an artist manager, booking agent, tour manager and event producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and is based in Dublin. She has worked with artists such as Lisa Hannigan, Booka Brass Band, Jerry Fish, Fionn Regan, Bell X1, Cathy Davey and more. DR JENNIFER CASSIDY & HARU MAJENGWA We discuss womxn in politics and delve into how giving womxn equal rights leads the way towards better and more stable nations. Our guests Dr. Jennifer A. Cassidy is a Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, where she lectures on Diplomacy, International Law, Digital Diplomacy, and Women in Leadership. Haru Majengwa works on developing innovating ideas that improve health outcomes, with frontline health and social care teams around England. Haru's background is in Global Health, working with a niche health consultancy firm focusing on strengthening the inclusion of persons with disabilities, marginalised groups and those at risk of being ‘left behind’. MARGARET E WARD & LOUISE BRUTON Guests Margaret E. Ward and Louise Bruton delve into Womxn in Media & Journalism. The media should be a reflective mirror of society, not a distorting lens. What if the journalists reporting and the editors/producers making the decisions are unrepresentative of the audience they serve? Will distortions inevitably be the result? Join us as we chat about the significant strides in the representation of women in our industry although the current situation is by no means perfect it is getting better. We discuss how we can navigate through sexism in the workplace and empowering one another as we climb the patriarchal ladder to success.


Margaret E. Ward is a well-known entrepreneur, journalist and broadcaster based in Dublin, Ireland. She has worked in The Irish Times, Sunday Times and as a presenter on Newstalk radio. She's currently CEO of Clear Ink and Broadly Speaking.


Louise Bruton is a very successful freelance journalist, who is currently living in Dublin. Her articles span a wide variety of topics, from music reviews to access rights. She is a regular contributor to the Irish Times, radio and numerous publications in Ireland and worldwide.

AINE TYRRELL & RUTHANNE Today we discuss how finding your voice can open many doors to experiencing life to the fullest with our co-founder Áine Tyrrell and special guest RuthAnne. Having lived in Australia for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell rewrites what is imaginable every step of the way.


Ruth-Anne Cunningham, known professionally as RuthAnne, is an Irish singer-songwriter. She is best known for co-writing "Too Little Too Late", performed by the American singer JoJo, "In the Name of Love" performed by Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha, "Work Bitch" performed by Britney Spears, "Slow Hands" performed by Niall Horan, and many more hits. Her new song 'Remember This' is out now. Vick Bain & Nadia Khan Gender and Diversity activists Nadia Khan of Womxn in CTRL & Music Industry expert Vick Bain join us on the podcast today to discuss the importance and power of data in modern activism. Nadia Khan is a music industry consultant and sits on the AIM Board.

Vick Bain is the former CEO of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and a Henley Business School MBA graduate with 25 years experience in music and the creative industries. A qualified Equality, Diversity & Inclusion consultant, Vick is an expert trainer, researcher and spokesperson on all aspects of equality and diversity in the music industry and other creative industry sectors.



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