Women in Harmony is a movement started by pop princess Bebe Rexha with the goal of supporting and mentoring women who are just entering the music industry. The aim is to make sure that no emerging star is left feeling alone or like a fish out of water during a time of their lives that should be celebrated.
Bebe has already hosted a ‘Women in Harmony’ event in LA which saw some of the biggest female music stars come out including Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Julianne Hough, and Avril Lavine to name a few. The gathering of the female powerhouses then crossed the pond and hit London last night- bringing, even more, A-list and more aspiring artists out to unite.
The event which took place at Londons swanky Casa Cruz was co-hosted by the U.K’s very own Rita Ora saw the likes of Nicola Roberts Nadine Samuels, Jess Morgan, and Rachel Furner attend.
Bebe said of the event and organization; “I started ‘Women In Harmony’ because when I entered the commercial music business, at the tender age of 19, the one thing I wish I could have had was a female mentor, who could help me through the hardships and help me figure out the business and guide me. ‘Women In Harmony’ is a celebration of the success of women in the creative field of the music business, and crucially it’s an environment where women can feel safe being vulnerable and where they can find support emotionally in this very competitive cutthroat business. Right now, it’s a baby organization supporting my community (the creatives – the songwriters, the producers, the singers, the engineers) but eventually, I would like to branch it out to include other women who play different roles in the business. I want to combine women just starting out with those of us who have had some success so that newer songwriters, singers, producers, engineers can be supported and inspired through the challenges they will face. Primarily though tonight is a celebration, it’s a night built on supporting each other, unity, networking, writing songs and music. We are a community! A community of strong women in the creative music business.”
Celebrating alongside Bebe was cohost Rita who said about what the event means to her and why she got involved –
“I signed my first record deal when I was 18, and like many of the successful creative women and artists in the business, the opportunity that presented itself to me required me to move to New York. It was lonely and very scary at times, even though I had a pretty much all female management team to support me, I lacked the friendship and mentorship of female creatives. When I heard from Bebe about her idea for ‘Women In Harmony’, and my friends told me about her event in LA, I thought it was a brilliant initiative and I wanted to get involved and help support Bebe.
As women in this industry, it is important that we support each other and stick together. I told Bebe that when she next comes to London, I would love to host a dinner for her to support her initiative. So here we are. I’m so proud of Bebe and all the women here. Bebe has told me her plans for ‘Women In Harmony’ and she can count on me for my support. I’m so happy to be here tonight.”