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Women in Music awards: ‘We can be a boss, without the fear of being called a bitch’

“I really can’t open this awards ceremony without mentioning the ‘W’ word. That’s for Weinstein, or willy-wangling… I doubt that in this country there is a single office, bank, factory, pub or club that hasn’t seen some poor behaviour towards women.”

WIN chief executive Alison Wenham addressed the elephant in the room at Music Week’s Women in Music awards early on: the last few weeks’ stories about powerful men in several industries harassing women (and worse).

“But I also think that women have been patronised, ignored, passed over for promotion. And I’m sure that in this industry, we’ve also had our share of men behaving quite badly,” she continued.