Women In Comedy
Women In Comedy is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization Based in Chicago, IL, USA.
With over 50 volunteers in various cities and an advisory board of over 20 professionals in comedy and business, Women In Comedy strives to create better representation and experiences for women and minorities in comedy.
Women In Comedy is headquartered in the comedy mecca of the United States - Chicago, IL. Our organization runs solely on volunteer efforts and donations. We are an inclusive organization providing free and low cost events, resources, and education to women and girls seeking paid careers in comedy. We are establishing chapters of female comedians in all cities to create the first and only international professional network of comedic women and resources for women working in comedy (or aspiring to!).
So Basically - What it boils down to is-
Our Mission Statement:
We believe in educating, empowering, and connecting powerful, ambitious, hilarious, and talented women in the comedy industry through resources that foster their professional development and advancement. Through our online and real life community we promote the creation of personal relationships, business relationships, and mentoring relationships in order to advance and increase women's voices, presence, and pay scale in the comedy industry.
Being a member of Women In Comedy gives you access to resources, opportunities, live events, education, programming, and more. Connect with other female comedians of all genres (standups, improvisers, writers etc) and women in the comedy industry (producers, agents, directors, showrunners) to propel your comedy career forward. Women make up more than 50% of the population and #wewant50 in all writers rooms, standup headliners, TV pilots, comedy directors, producers, and more. Join our private Facebook Group and sign up to be one of the first when we launch our exclusive, online member portal.
Women In Comedy is led by Victoria Elena Nones (Founder). Our entire operation is volunteer and donation based with minor operational funding support from our paid writers circles and WiCo program.
Join us by volunteering your time to be the funny change you wish to see in the world.