Music Industry Power Player Lola Plaku Partners with WeWork on the First “Girl Connected” Mentorship Event

The event, geared towards young women, will be held in Atlanta on Thursday, May 24th.

Artist development & branding manager, Lola Plaku, works alongside some of hip-hop’s top recording artists (including French Montana and Belly), executing marketing initiatives tied to their music projects and brand partnership campaigns.

Promotional flyer courtesy of Brittany Peterson/Lola Media Group

Plaku has forged her own path in the male-dominated music industry, and is passionate about opening doors for other women by way of her Girl Connected mentorship program, which will hold its first event in Atlanta on May 24th, in partnership with WeWork. Girl Connected, pairs aspiring female professionals with Plaku’s successful industry colleagues, to learn the various aspects of the music business — A&R, creative, marketing, etc.

The mission is to empower women (particularly young women) with the necessary tools, values and connections to foster career development. Girl Connected will hold additional events in various cities through out the year.

To stay connected and updated with Plaku’s “Girl Connected,” movement, conversations and other work, be sure to head over and follow on Instagram/@iluvlola

Diamond Jones

Jr. Editor Lifestlye/Entertainment Department

Diamond Jones, 21, is a St.Louis native, born on the west side of Detroit. She is currently a junior, studying Journalism, with a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her writing reaches to audiences everywhere, directing it toward the empowerement and excellence of black people and their accomplishments. She has written for The Daily Egyptian, LoveThisTrackTV, Georgia State’s The Signal and the National Association of Black Journalists, which she is a dedicated member of. She hopes to continue to inspire those through her words and make those who feel underrepresented, see their light.