Neutrik donated an assortment of its connectors to the San Francisco–based Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), an international, nonprofit, female-run organization that is dedicated to the advancement of female audio engineers. Through its workshops, WAM provides training and hands-on experience in the recording arts.
“Anyone can just plug in a microphone, press a button and get sound to come out,” says WAM workshop coordinator Stephanie George. “WAM is teaching females as young as 12 exactly why and how these things work. We strongly encourage them to take different classes and try alternative methods in efforts to spark their interest in audio engineering. Although our workshops are tailored to audio engineering in particular, we stress the importance of math and science so that they will have the essential tools for working in any technology field.”
In an effort to support WAM in its mission, Neutrik provided 50 of its NC3FX, NC3MX and NP3C connectors, as well as 25 of its NP2C connectors, for the organization to use in its workshops, which include “Make Your Own Cables” and “Basic Audio Electronics/Testing and Wiring.”
“These workshops are vital in order to keep women interested and involved in a field where they are currently a substantial minority,” stated Jim Cowan, president of Neutrik. “Neutrik is happy to assist WAM in any way it can.”