March 01, 2023 -- 7:00 am PST

Marcella Araica, Rocío Guerrero, Rosa Lagarrigue, Mia Nygren and Janina Rosado will be the mentors of this year’s Leading Ladies of Entertainment Connect TogetHER

MIAMI (MARCH 1, 2023) — The Latin Recording Academy® announced its second annual Leading Ladies of Entertainment Connect TogetHER mentorship program, in partnership with She Is The Music, a global nonprofit that works to increase the number of women in music.

Recording and mixing engineer and Vice President of N.A.R.S Records/Dream Asylum Studios Marcella Araica, Global Head of Latin Music for Amazon Music Rocío Guerrero, CEO of artist management company RLM Rosa Lagarrigue, General Manager Latin America at Spotify Mia Nygren, and nine-time Latin GRAMMY®-winning pianist, arranger and director Janina Rosado will be the mentors of this year’s collaborative program, which will provide one-on-one virtual mentoring sessions with young women looking to follow a career in the music and entertainment industries.

The mentors will begin their work by paying it forward at a virtual panel moderated by Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza, Executive Director of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®, to be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. To join the session, register at

“After a successful launch last year, we are excited to continue to grow our mentorship program as we work together to close the gender gap within the Latin music industry,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy.

“For the second year, She Is The Music is thrilled to be partnering with The Latin Recording Academy and Leading Ladies of Entertainment on our Connect TogetHER mentorship program. In order to create meaningful and sustainable change, the industry must be focused on mentoring our next generation of women in music,” said Alexandra Lioutikoff, Co-Chair of the She Is The Music Latin Committee, Group President of Universal Music Publishing for Latin America and U.S. Latin, and Board Member of The Latin Recording Academy. “As always, we are grateful to our incredible mentors who will guide and inspire this year’s class of mentees and showing the world all of the invaluable potential that Latin women bring to music.”

Spotify also joins as the official sponsor of the Connect TogetHER mentorship program. Spotify, together with Leading Ladies of Entertainment, share a common goal of working toward gender parity in music through education, and has funded two scholarships for deserving young women each year since 2021.

The Leading Ladies of Entertainment initiative was created in 2016 to honor and recognize professional and socially conscious women within the arts and entertainment fields who have made significant contributions and inspired the next generation of female leaders. 


The Latin Recording Academy is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring, and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals produces the annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit 

She Is The Music (SITM) is a global nonprofit working to increase the number of women in music and transform the gender landscape of the industry. Operating as a unifying network for the music business and beyond, SITM provides resources and support for female-focused initiatives, both through its own programs as well as external efforts worldwide. A first-of-its-kind collaboration, SITM is powered by industrywide representation: creators, publishers, record labels, talent agencies, management companies, industry groups, think tanks, media companies, streaming services and more. Entertainment Industry Foundation serves as a partner. For more information, visit


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Nathalie Alberto