Amy L. Piñon, Founder & Director

is a multi-media-maker, musician, audio engineer, and teaching artist with a passion for storytelling and putting recording equipment into young people’s hands to capture their own stories.  Fittingly, she is the Media & Communications Manager a.k.a. Resident Storyteller at Arts Corps, where she produces multi-media content for web, fundraising, grants, and events - but what she enjoys most is interacting with youth participants and listening to their unique stories as young artists and change-makers.

She dreamed up the initial idea for the Women’s Creative Industries Forum and co-produced the debut event alongside Elizabeth Mazé in 2015 with the goal of creating a space where women, especially women of color, can realize a passion within the creative economy, through a feminist anti-oppression lens.

Elizabeth Mazé, Founder & Director

is a musician and full time cat mom. Having grown up in Seattle during the Teen Dance Ordinance, she attended the first concert put on by The Vera Project in 2001 and immediately understood the importance of incorporating youth voices in community conversations and civic engagement. Elizabeth's relationship with the organization grew to the point of becoming Vera's Programs and Membership manager in 2014, where she dedicated her time to creating engaging programming and aiding in the leadership development of their volunteer base. While having since moved on to a position with The Derschang Group, she maintains her relationship with the organization via programming workshops that center female or nonbinary voices and social justice narratives.