When it comes to empowering females in the country music world, Miranda Lambert is one name that comes to mind. As a part of this blog, my goal is to inspire not only women, but anyone who wants to rise higher in their personal lives and/or careers. This might be “old news” to some of you, but right now I’m on an “empowerment kick” and learning about what Miranda is doing for one lucky girl attending Belmont is definitely empowering and inspiring!
Established in 2015, the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund will provide over $40,000 to a female attending Belmont University in Nashville who is majoring in songwriting, entertainment industry studies or music business. The first scholarship will affect the 2016-17 school year. (Which, in that case, should I consider going back to school?!?) Several years ago I looked into Belmont, before realizing I didn’t want to have to go through all of those prerequisite and core classes again. Just take me straight to the music business courses, please! Nor do I have that kind of money to invest into a second college education. Thankfully, I’ve learned along this journey that you don’t need a Belmont degree to land a career in Nashville’s music industry. I would rather devote my hard work towards networking and gaining real-life experience instead of spending time in a classroom.
“To encourage and empower women to achieve their goals is why I am supporting outstanding women who want to pursue their dreams in the music industry,” Lambert said in a press statement when she announced the scholarship in July of 2015. Thanks Miranda, for being such a positive influence in the country music world!
On that note, I’ve been lucky enough to find a “tribe” of online ladies this past month who have been supportive and encouraging along this journey. There’s even a facebook group in which nearly everyone participates and you can share both your struggles and accomplishments and receive lots of feedback. The creator, Vicky Cook, runs an awesome blog that inspires dream chasers (like myself!), life lovers, and boss babes on their journey. I actually stumbled across her blog while looking for planner reviews when searching for a 2016 planner (I’m also a planner addict!) and was inspired to join her tribe, The Moxie Girls. Go and check out her blog if you are interested in motivating emails and valuable resources and a group of like-minded ladies who are building each other up and supporting each others endeavors! I’m thankful that I stumbled upon this tribe and group to kick start my 2016 on the right foot!