I remember the moment I decided I was going to follow this path. It was several years ago. I had been taking classes in recording for a few months, and had just tackled my first 4-song EP on my own (the recordings themselves weren't that great, but I was proud), and had fallen in love with the recording process. I started researching female producers to seek out a role model, and was smacked in the face with the reality that women only make up approximately 3% of the industry. I immediately texted my parents and said, "alright, that's it! I'm going to be a producer."
Since then, I haven't looked back or questioned my path. I love what I do, and cannot imagine doing anything else. Thankfully, through networks like SoundGirls and Women's Audio Mission, the numbers, albeit slowly, are growing steadily. It's only a matter of time.
Click through the link in the title to view a wonderful article from The Culture Trip regarding this very issue.
Images are of mastering engineer Emily Lazar, record producer Sonia Pottinger, and recording engineer and producer Trina Shoemaker. Look them up!