Laura Lewis-Paul is the Founder and Creative Director of Saffron- a music tech initiative taking an intersectional approach to redressing the gender imbalance in music tech . With over 8 years working in the Creative and Music Industries, Laura has specifically focussed her work in and around building communities and specialising in the developing of underrepresented communities.

The growth, experience and persistence in this area further exemplifies her want for social justice and change in the music industry, with a specific focus on gender and race. Saffron launched initially as a record label in Sept 2015. The company has now gained a reputation for leading the way for women, non- binary and trans folk to get involved in music production, sound engineering and Djing.

The music tech industry has a staggeringly low percentage of women, comprising of just 5% in the music tech industry, 2.6% of producers are women and less than 1% are 'women of colour'. Saffron is therefore working alongside global music tech companies, such as Spitfire Audio, Pirate Studios, and music educational institutions to increase that statistic by creating educational opportunities for women, non binary and trans folk.

The companies aim is to challenge the current music tech industry landscape and make a future industry that is inclusive and diverse.