May 25, 2024

Female Empowerment Advocates and Music Industry Pros Laura B. Whitmore and Jenna Paone Announce Girl, the album

Award-winning Musicians Collaborate on Album of Original Songs Created to

Inspire, Encourage, and Energize Girls

Crowd-funding Campaign

Launches Today!

Musicians and singer-songwriters Laura B. Whitmore (creator of the She Rocks Awards) and Jenna Paone announce the launch of their fun, inspirational, girl empowerment project: Girl, the album. The collection is produced by Divinity Roxx (bassist/producer and former Beyoncé music director), Rob Christie (GRAMMY award-winning producer), and others, and includes original pop songs created to encourage, energize and instill confidence in girls of all ages. A special Kickstarter campaign to help bring awareness and funding to the project was also launched today.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign at

Many high-profile artists have lent their talents to the record including guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, The Iron Maidens), GRAMMY-nominated saxophone player Mindi Abair, touring guitarist Kat Dyson (Prince, Cyndi Lauper, the B-52’s), sister duo Command Sisters, and singer/songwriter Sabrina Lentini, among others.  

Whitmore says, “This project was inspired by the challenges girls and young women face today – and our own personal experiences navigating those challenges. In a world at odds with female empowerment, Girl presents a bold alternative with songs focusing on loving yourself, finding your own voice, strength, sisterhood, intelligence, and so much more.”  

With an intrinsic force behind it, Girl has steamrolled ahead, quickly taking shape as an important collection of songs written for girls but accessible to listeners of every background, age and gender.

Girl will spark the imagination and encourage the determination of any girl who loves music and needs to be made aware of all that the world offers her,” says co-creator, Jenna Paone.  

In anticipation of the successful Kickstarter campaign, which launches today and continues through October 11 (The International Day of the Girl), a variety of brands have already come on board in support of the project. Companies endorsing this female-focused and fun collection of music include M.A.C Cosmetics, Martin Guitar, Paul Mitchell, Sennheiser, Marshall Amplification, Daisy Rock, Casio, Music & Arts, and others. The campaign also shares unique rewards including a custom-created coloring songbook, a cool PRETTY T-shirt, a custom art print and much more.

Whitmore and Paone expect the project to release in late 2018. Find out more at  or visit the Kickstarter campaign at:

About Girl, the album

Jenna Paone and Laura B. Whitmore met in 2012 at the inaugural event Whitmore produced for women and music, the Women’s Music Summit. Since then, the two have become friends and creative partners. The Girl, the album project came to life in 2016 when the two attended a songwriting festival and the idea came to them in a burst of simultaneous creative inspiration. They immediately set off to a local coffee shop and wrote the very first song for the album, “I Like It Loud.” Since then, they have written many more girl-focused songs, and have performed them locally and nationally, including debuts at the prestigious She Rocks Awards, an event that Whitmore produces along with her organization, the Women’s International Music Network. More at