Industry Leaders Join Hit Like A Girl Board Of Directors.

Hit Like A Girl welcomes music industry veterans Sarah Hagan and Danielle Thwaites to its Board Of Directors.

Danielle Thwaites (aka Daiza) is a musician, educator, composer, music producer and Ableton certified music technology specialist. She is also a board member and communications and program director with Beats By Girlz, an organization that empowers girls, women and gender expansive people to engage with music technology. Danielle continues to serve as the liaison between Beats By Girlz and Hit Like A Girl and is responsible for organizing the Beatmaking category of the Hit Like A Girl contest.

Sarah Hagan started drumming at 10 years old and has been a music industry professional for nearly 2 decades— rising to the level of Director of Artist Relations for Zildjian and Vic Firth. She currently holds the position of First Vice President/Treasurer for the Percussive Arts Society and recently founded Sarah Hagan Media and Consulting, a marketing and artist relations firm supporting top music industry brands. In addition to general supervision of HLAG activities, Sarah manages the Hit Like A Girl Jr. Ambassador program.

Sarah and Danielle join David Levine (Full Circle Management), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), Louise King (Rhythm Magazine) and Diane Downs (Louisville Leopard Percusionists) as the current members of the Hit Like A Girl board. Learn more at

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