140 women gathered in Sydney for oneofone‘s International Women’s Day breakfast celebration for a morning of conversation, inspiration – and reprieve from busy schedules.

The morning featured three performances (including from the goosebump-inducing Imbi the Girl) and three truly inspirational keynotes, including by Koori Radio’s Renee Williamson, which Heidi Lenffer from Cloud Control perfectly described as “profoundly unsettling”.

One element of the morning which offered a true insight into the centralised hive-mind of intelligence our local industry harbours, was the projection of quotes from oneofone’s many, many interviewees. From triple j’s Gerry Bull, to Wonder’s Niriko McLure, to AUM PR + MGMT’s Chryss Carr, Australia is rife with thriving women ready and willing to pass on their knowledge.

To celebrate them, to remind us why we do what we do, and to inspire those looking to get into the music industry, we’ve put together a few of our favourite public comments from incredible women in Australian music.

Jane Huxley

“Ensuring that we are shining a light on things that are working well, and frankly being smarter in spotting women with potential and braver in investing in it are things that we can all do to help.”
(Source: TIO)