Women Leading the Way

Irene Tracey, Emily Eavis, Golnar Khosrowshahi, Elena Segal, Semera Khan
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14:00 - 15:30
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
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Courses and workshops
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Disabled access?
Booking required

Join us in the Sheldonian Theatre to hear from some of the women leading the way in music production. With exclusive access to accomplished industry professionals, music makers and academics an inspiring panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry today.

With a welcome from Irene Tracey, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, come and hear directly from a panel of leading female executives including:

  • Emily Eavis – Glastonbury Festival
  • Golnar Khosrowshahi – Founder and CEO, Reservoir, Music Week’s 2023 International Woman of the Year
  • Elena Segal – Global Senior Director of Music Publishing, Apple
  • Semera Khan – Creative Director, Polydor Records

Hosted by Professor Sarah Hill, Associate Professor of Popular Music, Oxford University.


As we approach International Women’s Day we want to celebrate the many women leading the way in the music industry and ask why women remain underrepresented in many parts of the sector.

This is event is part of an inclusive day of talks, masterclasses and performances from women in the music industry including senior record label executives, world class artists and leading songwriters.

The day includes three unique events that give you exclusive access to world leading industry figures including record label executives, artists and writers. They will share their experiences, offer advice, answer questions, tell us what it’s really like, and all of this will be peppered with some very special performances. Whether you’re a budding songwriter, an artist or just keen to be part of this amazing day – come along, tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance.

All welcome – come as you are.