ProjectHERA was founded in 2017 by DC-based musician, Cathy DiToro. The idea was born from a weekly ladies night of music that she hosted for over 2 years, showcasing local female talent. Cathy saw a need to not only promote the incredible talent that was passing through each week but also to connect more female musicians with each other, thereby strengthening the music community in general. It’s through this need that ProjectHERA developed its mission - to provide opportunities for women in music of all ages to connect and support each other, as well as promote their music to the general public.
ProjectHERA started with one main idea -to host a female-focused, all-ages music festival, celebrating women in music and highlighting young artists as well as seasoned musicians. With the help of many amazing volunteers, the organization has since evolved into hosting curated shows, networking events, open mics and of course, the yearly HERA Music Fest.
ProjectHERA is dedicated to celebrating women in the arts, as well as empowering young girls to chase their musical dreams