MIAMI (AUGUST 29, 2023) — The Latin Recording Academy® announced today its 2023 Leading Ladies of Entertainment honorees—an initiative created seven years ago to honor and recognize professional and socially-conscious women within the arts and Latin entertainment fields who have made significant contributions and inspired the next generation of female leaders. The private ceremony and luncheon will be held in Sevilla (Andalucía), Spain, on Monday, November 13, as part of the marquee events for Latin GRAMMY® Week.
This year’s honorees are:
- Róndine Alcalá, founder of RondenePR, a music and entertainment public relations firm
- Mon Laferte, singer/songwriter, multiple Latin GRAMMY® winner and GRAMMY® nominee
- Simone Torres, GRAMMY®-nominated engineer and vocal producer
- Ana Villacorta López, SVP Marketing and Promotion at Sony Music Entertainment México
“This diverse group of outstanding and successful women have made great contributions to Latin music,” said Manuel Abud
, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We are proud to celebrate them with this and other initiatives that seek to promote gender parity and honor the important role women play in the entertainment industry.”In addition, El Corte Inglés, Viñas Familia Gil and Noteable by Spotify for Artists join the celebration as official sponsors; and the Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía, with co-financing from Fondos Europeos, joins as institutional partner. Furthermore, for the third year, Noteable will be making another special scholarship donation to the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®
’s Scholarship Fund in support of future Latin music makers.
Paying it forward and forging opportunities for future generations is a core pillar of the program, and Leading Ladies of Entertainment has partnered with She Is The Music —a global nonprofit working to increase the number of women in music— and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on a collaborative mentorship program. Past Leading Ladies honorees will be invited to mentor a She Is The Music mentee. The partnership will build on last year’s Leading Ladies Connect TogetHER Mentorship Program.
Applications for the Leading Ladies of Entertainment Connect TogetHER Mentorship Program are now open through Friday, September 29, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The link to apply and guidelines are available at https://lgcf.smapply.io/.