President, Cicada International; Former ARIA Board Member; President, Australian Women's Contemporary Music Inc; Director, Australian Women in Music Awards and Conference
Vicki Gordon is a dynamic champion of gender-equity and creative excellence in the Australian Music Industry. Her achievements include success as a Executive Director of Transistor Music when she released Vanessa Amorosi’s debut album achieving five times Platinum sales and as the first woman voted onto the ARIA Board as a Director in her own right, in 50 years, to represent the Independents. As Founding President of Australian Women’s Contemporary Music Inc. she instigated Australia’s first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Contemporary Music Festival, first Training program for Female DJ's and first All Girl Rock Festival. She has received a Human Rights Commendation Award for her work in this area as well as numerous Gold and Platinum ARIA Awards. In 2012 she created Barefoot Divas - Walk A Mile in my Shoes showcasing female singer/songwriters from Australia, New Zealand & PNG touring the group to North America and Canada and selling out the Hong Kong Concert Hall in 2015. Currently Vicki is President of Cicada International Inc, Director of the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards & Conference, as well as working for change on the Women in Music Equity Committee and Associate Producer for the new Indigenous musical Barbara and the Camp Dogs at Belvoir St Theatre in December 2017.