Finding Success Through Failure

Discussion and interactive session

Melina Powell
Rita Stirn
Riitta Huttunen by Anni Laivoranta


Session 18

Chaired by Melina Powell (USA/Germany),

with Rita Stirn (France/Morocco), writer & translator
Riitta Huttunen (Finland), Maetka

This session presents a panel discussion highlighting the experiences of female professionals in the music industry, followed by an interactive exchange with the audience. The panel will be moderated by Melina Powell of shesaid. so interviewing Rita Stirn of Afrique Progr├Ęs Magazine and Riitta Huttunen of Maetka.

Panelists will share the challenges they faced from their personal and professional lives, how they learned from past mistakes and how these experiences helped them to find success.

The audience will be encouraged to participate, ask questions and, following the panel, there will be breakout groups. The purpose of the session is to encourage the audience to share their personal and professional experiences as part of a collaborative platform.

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UPDATE: Please note that one of the speakers of this session has changed - Carla Sanguineti (Argentina, Puente) unfortunately won't be able to attend WOMEX this year, thus Riitta Huttunen will take her place.