Arts & Music Impact Team
Women today remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in music and art. The lack of female voices in these mediums contributes to the enequalities and discrimination our society faces. It’s critical we bring recognition to the achievements of women artists across utah by exhibiting, preserving, aquaring and researching their art. We must equip women and girls with equal access to these mediums to aplify their voices and celebrate their contribution. As part of the “Culture” element on the Rim of the BWF Wheel of Change, this Impact Team works with the leaders or a representative of each spoke and the local collaboratives with ideas and resources to help message and expand the impact of their efforts through art, music, and other creative efforts.
CEO, Duet Partner
Neylan McBaine is a non-profit leader, marketing executive, and passionate advocate. As the author of three books and TEDx presenter, Neylan has been called a “uniquely important” “change agent” in Utah and within her faith.
Educator and Activist
Dr. Tasha Iglesias is a Lecturer in the School of Education at USU, for the University of California, Riverside, and Southern New Hampshire University. Outside of academia, Iglesias serves as the President of the Hip Hop Association of Advancement and Education (HHAAE).
Assistant Director, UA&M
Natalie Petersen is the Assistant Director of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. Petersen represents the division which seeks to advance Utahns’ quality of life through arts and museum experiences and cultural opportunities.
To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Arts & Music Impact Team leaders, affiliates, and partners are currently working to craft a bold vision. The bold vision will help guide the 18 areas of focus as they develop their bold goals, measure outcomes, create dashboards, and create momentum for additional changes.