The Importance of Not Apologizing by Carol Simpson of Underdog Press

"On one occasion I distinctly remember saying 'Sorry to be annoying' before asking for a task to do. Looking back on that moment I wonder why I even said that. Of course it’s not annoying. They hired me for a reason and want me there. Even on campus, at a school where I have grown to be comfortable and confident, I find myself apologizing when I share ideas. Approaching situations with a tone that says 'I have this great idea, but feel free to shoot it down because I seem to not be 100% confident in it myself'. It is a very difficult position to emerge from, but the payoff is worth it."

Create the Opportunities You Want and the Change You Want to See by Hannah Hines, Founder of The Punk Pit Stop

You don’t have to wait for the right time because it might never come. You can make a difference and you can shape your future. What you would you do if you lived in a bigger city? If you had more money? If you had more experience? If you had more confidence? If you had more followers? Do that now if you truly believe in it because that’s enough of a reason.

The Importance of Finding Your Girl Gang by Gina Scarpino

As important as it is to find your girl gang, it's also just so important to support other women in the industry (and in general) regardless. There are so many hardworking and talented ladies out there that unfortunately go unnoticed, and that needs to change. But, if we all band together and support each other, there's nothing we can't do.

"Life Has A Funny Way of Working Itself Out" - Tour Manager, A&R and Artist Manager Aaryn Deal's Story

"Life has a funny way of working itself out. If you would have told me when I was a young girl that I would grow up to have my dream job and work for some of my favorite bands I would not have believed you. But here I am, sitting in a van with 8 other people driving down the West Coast to get to our next venue. It may not be glamourous, but I would not trade it for anything in the world."