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Women’s Advocacy Initiative

The Women’s Advocacy Initiative of CODA (WAIOC) serves as a dedicated space to increase
awareness and understanding of the potential challenges women conductors face and allows all
members the opportunity to have broad and respectful dialogues on equity and inclusion as it
relates to women conductors at the collegiate level. Open to all CODA members, the WAIOC
operates as a united and supportive body within our organization that allows for a safe and
supportive environment where members can exchange ideas, brainstorm solutions, and
collectively contribute to the profession. Additionally, the WAIOC seeks to provide resources
related to mentoring, graduate conducting programs, workshops, masterclasses, and increase
opportunities for women to advance in the music profession.