Colorado’s music industry is booming. Musicians across the state are flourishing with creativity and talent. They’re unafraid to reach across divides and expand, collaborate and listen. For women, the realities of the industry remain dismal, however. Less than 5 percent of audio producers and sound engineers are female, and societal norms and expectations still dictate gendered thinking in this male-dominated industry. There are more strong, intelligent female artists and women who work in the industry than ever before. They are innovative women with unique ideas, strong morale and courageous spirits. They take chances despite statistics. They are the women who are changing Colorado’s music industry.