Women are just as successful (if not more) in today’s entertainment world as they were decades ago. One of these women is Desiree Perez. She is one of the top, most successful female executives in today’s music industry. Desiree Perez is so successful that she is often mentioned alongside Jay-Z. She has worked for Jay-Z’s media company, ROC Nation, since 2009 and had a big part in Jay-Z’s business success by running SC Enterprises and transforming him to be a success in the business industry.
The success of Desiree Perez has had herself, has allowed her to become a role model towards empowering women. This empowerment came to light with the recently hosted Grammys. Neil Portnow, the president of Recording Academy, commented that women in the music industry needed to step up to be successful in the industry. His comment caused a lot of backlash and skepticism. Why do women need to step up if that’s what they’ve been doing for years? There have been many successful women in the music industry – Selena, Dolly Parton, Reba, Celine Dion – just to name a few. So how can Portnow say what he did?
Because of his comment, a petition was formed and 6 top female music personnel, including Desiree Perez, signed it. The petition states that Recording Academy and the Grammys (which the academy presents) is not in touch with what’s going on in today’s music business or in society itself. As a result of the petition, Mr. Portnow and the academy will take a look at what their company represents for women.This goes to show that Desiree Perez is once again (and always will be) a female force for empowering women in the music industry and in society – whether it’s through business endeavors or signing a petition.