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Podcast: Don’t Miss The Mrs at WE17!

In this podcast, FY18 SWE President Jonna Gerken interviewed Andra Liemandt, the founder and drummer of The Mrs, and learned all about the all-female band playing at WE17.

Published On: September 2017

All-Female Rock Band to Play After Celebrate SWE!

They are mothers and women in their 30’s and 40’s working in a male-dominated industry, and Andra Liemandt is the founder and drummer of The Mrs. She says the band’s mission is to empower and connect with women like them. FY18 SWE President Jonna Gerken interviewed Andra and learned all about The Mrs in this podcast.

mrsCatch Austin’s all-female rock band The Mrs playing at WE17, SWE’s Annual Conference, on Saturday, October 28. The show starts at 9:20 pm after Celebrate SWE!

If you like the Go-Go’s and Wilson Phillips, you’ll love The Mrs. Their first album “Enough” was released in 2014, and their new self-titled album debuted earlier this year. The Mrs features Andra on drums, Jenny Mason on bass guitar, Larissa Ness on keyboard & vocals, as well as Mandy Prater on guitar & vocals.

Register now for WE17, the world’s largest conference for women in engineering and technology, and don’t miss The Mrs on Saturday night, October 28, 2017.

About The Mrs

The Mrs is a group of four women from Austin, TX, who came together to write music with a mission. An infectious blend of modern pop and retro rock with soulful harmonies, their songs pull from their daily lives, and put forth a unique, empowering message. That’s because The Mrs is all about inspiring women like them – busy wives, mothers, and workers – and encouraging them to believe that they are “Enough.” That type of woman, the one with a multi-faceted existence, and years of rich life experience, is a demographic often left out of music. But The Mrs believes it’s time to include them.

From living in the moment to following your dreams, the band’s songs are never just about the sound (although we think you’ll love it), it’s about expressing authenticity and changing perspectives in a positive way. And, they practice what they preach! They are active ambassadors on a crusade for kindness, putting their instruments down to spearhead The Kindness Campaign, a nonprofit aimed at school children. Launched just last year to help students develop empathy and emotional intelligence, the curriculum is now being integrated into schools across Texas.

“The Mrs could not be more excited about our upcoming show at the Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference in Austin, TX. This audience is an inspiration to us, and personifies the message that we are “Enough!” The band looks forward to connecting with these women, and hopes to keep the conversation going about what women are capable of!” – The Mrs

Use the WE17 App to Enhance Your Conference Experience

Get ready for WE17 in Austin with the WE17 App for your mobile device. Download it now: through iTunes or Google Play.

Use the WE17 App to:

  • Build your personal daily schedule
  • Receive WE17 reminders and updates
  • Engage and network with peers
  • Search for WE17 exhibitors
  • Use venue maps
  • Take notes, bookmark, and filter
  • Synchronize across your devices

Network with fellow attendees by creating your profile in the WE17 App. You can follow the event hashtag #WE17 on social media. 

Explore everything the app has to offer. Simply try out all the buttons to see what they do. Use filters to only see sessions that are interesting to you. Take notes on any item and export all notes in an email after the event. Star items you like and don’t want to forget about – you can filter by star and have them included in your notes.

WE17 is October 26-28, 2017 in Austin, TX at the Austin Convention Center. Register for WE17 now. The Early Bird Discount ends Sunday, September 24.

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WE17 is October 26-28, 2017 in Austin, TX. Book your housing online today. 

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