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Leadership Accelerator Program


Thank you to all who applied for this year's Leadership Accelerator. Applications are now closed for this year. 

Presented with partners ADVANCE and the International Indigenous Music Summit, this program will work to prepare more women and gender diverse professionals for executive level leadership roles. 

This program is intended for mid-level industry professionals, in existing music companies or entrepreneurs, with a primary goal of preparing women and gender diverse music professionals for advancement to senior management and director-level opportunities. This will serve as a catalyst to create an ecosystem with more women and gender diverse role models and mentors in senior positions. This new national program will especially cater to intersectional women and gender-diverse people who have the least representation in organizational leadership roles, and as leaders in the music industry nationally.

Women in Music Canada and program partners value diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcomes and invites female and gender-diverse folks from diverse backgrounds to apply.
* Enrolment for this program will be 2/3 by paid registrations through companies, and 1/3 subsidized (free) participants through applications and juried selection. Space is limited to fifteen participants total. 

This program is financially supported by Ontario Creates, and City of Toronto. 
Additional partneship oportunities for this program are available. If your company is intertested in being part of this important work, please reach out to robyn at 
Deadline to apply is November 30, 2023 December 7, 2023 (Extended deadline)
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by December 15, 2023. 

The Leadership Program including mentorship and training will run online January 25, 2024 through February 29, 2024. Sessions will run from 7:00 PM through 9:00 PM ET (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT) Tuesday and Thursday, weekly. Mentorship sessions will run as per specific arranged times by participants. An in-person component will following these dates, to be hosted at ArtHaus in Toronto in March, 2024. Details to come. 

Submitting an application form does not guarantee your participation. All applicants will be reviewed and notified.