New York, New York (PressExposure) September 25, 2013 -- A burgeoning generation of determined and ambitious women eagerly packed into Center548 this weekend, in a gathering of the fourth annual WIE Symposium, Women: Inspiration & Enterprise. The 2-day seminar is a yearly leadership conference designed to empower and inspire emerging leaders to emanate greatness and shatter glass ceilings.
One of the music industry's most coveted and prolific sound engineers, Marcella Araica, passionately shared her expertise and experience during the 'Breaking The Rules' panel, discussing how her mounting accolades and tireless dedication to her craft has allowed her to pioneer the field of engineering by overcoming obstacles, defeating all odds and carving a lane all her own in a male dominated business.
Marcella joined a distinguished panel that included, renowned journalist, author and talk show host, Katie Couric, super model and fashion icon, Tyra Banks, executive board member and brand ambassador of Swarovski Crystals, Nadja Swarovski, speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn, and health & wellness expert Tracy Anderson- all women who lead a life of symbolic achievements.
"I remember my time as a Hit Factory intern: 4 hour commutes, long work days and having to sleep on the company floor between sessions awaiting any opportunity to work the studio equipment and further hone my skills," expressed Marcella. "Even when I finally got my 'big break,' it wasn't easy, and it still isn't. I don't allow challenges to frighten me- I see them as opportunities to show the world and most importantly myself that anything is possible!" She went on to conclude, "If I would have listened to every whisper, I never would have achieved so much and I wouldn't be here today."
Marcella's captivating natural talent can be heard on a multitude of chart topping hits for world-renowned musical icons such as BeyoncÃ©, Britney Spears, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Joe Jonas and Duran Duran.
About Marcella Aracia
Pioneering powerhouse, Marcella Araica, has fast become a rising force as one of the entertainment industry's' most coveted and prolific sound engineers. Her expertise and undeniable natural talent and skillful handprint can be heard on a multitude of high-ranking hits. Credited for mixing over one hundred chart-topping tunes, her numerous prestigious accomplishments and desired partnerships have set an astonishingly high bar in the music business. In just a few short years this pioneering musical mastermind has already accomplished what most strive to achieve in a lifetime.
Fueled by her desire to uplift and empower others to attain their career aspirations, Marcella launched the The Red Bottoms Foundation, which seeks to educate, empower, guide and nurture women with aspirations towards upward mobility in the music industry.