Meet our Team

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Bree Noble

FOUNDER & CEo

Bree Noble quit her corporate job as a Director of Finance at a US top 15 Opera Company to pursue music. Besides allowing her to use her God-given vocal and songwriting talent, this career shift enabled her to spend more time with her two young daughters.

Bree had a successful 7-year run as a touring singer/songwriter including 3 album releases, several songwriting and artist awards including Best Female Vocalist at the Inland Empire Music Award (2007) and an opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium in front of 60,000 people.  

In 2007, during her time as a touring musician, she founded an online radio station, Women of Substance Radio, to promote quality female artists in all genres. During its 10 years on the air, the station became a highly respected and sought-after source of promotion for female artists, pursued by their PR agents and Record Labels. Bree’s marketing efforts cultivated a large Facebook following, significant listenership, a healthy email list and regular advertising revenue.

The weekday Podcast of the same name launched in 2014 to spotlight quality songs by unsigned female musicians. A few weeks after its debut, it hit #1 in New & Noteworthy in all 3 of it's categories on iTunes and #4 Audio Podcast for all of iTunes. Bree considers it a privilege to discover and promote amazing artists who are not getting the promotion they deserve from traditional media. In July 2017 the show hit 10,000 monthly listeners and continues to grow.  

In 2015 Bree launched a 2nd Podcast, the Female Entrepreneur Musician (also #1 in New & Noteworthy), to serve the artists she had been promoting with Women of Substance. On the weekly show, Bree teaches marketing and business strategies for musicians and conducts interviews with successful Indie female artists and industry professionals that are both informational and inspirational.

Bree has become a pioneer for women’s voices in Podcasting. In fact she was recently featured in a Forbes article called “The Power Of Podcasting To Fight The Patriarchy.

Bree has created a large, enthusiastic following of female musicians over the years. She made this community official when she opened the Female Indie Musician Community on Facebook in July 2016. By mid 2018 the group will  have amassed over 3,000 engaged members.

Drawing on her extensive experience as a musician and entrepreneur, Bree has created several online courses to help musicians learn to make a living from their music. Her most popular offering is an online training and mentoring community exclusively for female musicians called the "Female Musician Academy".

 

 
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Caitlin Kularski

Virtual Assistant

Caitlin is the technical member of the WOS team. She helps write newsletters for WOS and promote the WOS Podcast and Female Entrepreneur Musician Podcast. She also assists with website maintenance and podcast notifications.

 
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Beth Matthew

community manager & artist research

Beth is an Indie Singer-Songwriter, Pianist/Keyboardist, Inspirational Speaker and Recording Artist. Beth's clear vision is to use her musical passions and gifts to inspire, encourage and uplift others. Beth enjoys being part of the WOS Team.  Beth is Community Manager of the Female Indie Musician Community, a Member of the Music Review Board, and she also does Podcast Artist Research and other things to help female indie artists.   She's also a valued member of the Female Musician Academy.

 

Ruth McKinsey

artist/customer relations

Ruth is a writer and speaker who has written 2 books about the visually impaired. Ruth is also a teacher of crafting classes including decorative painting and purse-making. For Women of Substance & FEMusician, she is the sponsorship coordinator, helps with email, WOS Podcast Show Notes, video blog, and general customer support.