ProjectNextUp, in partnership with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, will present the second edition of HEROES (HER Original Empowering Stories) on April 15, 2017 in New York City, to bring men and women of all ages into the conversation of reshaping the narrative of leadership and success in the music and entertainment industry. Themed Against All Odds, the day will highlight the stories often untold of groundbreaking women–with the intention to strengthen and create a bolder next generation.

To become a speaker, apply here.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2017.

ProjectNextUp creates important educational and networking opportunities for the next generation of music industry executives and HEROES in particular brought together inspirational and intelligent women from around the world who imparted hard-earned knowledge on the state of the industry. It’s more important than ever to let young women know that anything is possible, and that we are here to lift one another up – there’s room for all of us at the top! - Alyssa Castiglia | A&R Manager, Island Records

ProjectNextUp’s HEROES is the new standard of how college students should connect with their professionals counterparts! The entire event was revolutionary in the way we connected to the students–starting with the one-on-one sessions. I really enjoyed being able to focus on one student at a time. For me, I got to ask questions to the consumer I try to reach and market to everyday. Hopefully our answers helped the students understand what we do on a daily basis and encouraged them to pursue their dreams. Looking forward to the next event in 2017. - Katina Bynum | SVP, Young Money Cash Money

ProjectNextUp’s HEROES in Valencia, Spain, served as a unique platform to connect students and extraordinary industry leaders with various career and cultural backgrounds from around the world. Not only was I honored to serve as a vessel in mentoring inquisitive and smart students, but equally honored to do on a platform created by two intelligent, authentic and purpose-driven women whose mission is to enlighten, connect, and empower women with other women in a business that needs more of our faces in the boardroom and in the corner offices. - Tatia Adams Fox | Founder, New School of Etiquette