Amanda Maxwell

Amanda Maxwell

UK Community Manager
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About this Speaker

Amanda Maxwell independently manages London based DJ, TV and Radio host Ellie Prohan. Ellie’s energy and charismatic personality makes her perfect for presenting, having interviewed the likes of Ari Lennox, Princess Nokia, Waka Flocka, Stefflon Don, Shaggy, Snoh Aalegra, amongst many more to hosting the primetime ‘Happy Hour’ show on award-winning female-led station Foundation FM. Ellies has captivated crowds from London to New York as well as an impressive festival circuit from Glastonbury to Sunburn India. Championed by brands such as Apple, Nike, Milk Make up, JD, Bumble, Puma and Flannels to name a few. You can hear Ellie live as one of the voices to The Apple Music 1 List show out of the London studios. The show brings The Apple Music’s 1 List playlist to life and showcases the world’s best new music.As a highly talented gay middle eastern woman, the importance of being an active representation within the music and entertainment industry is of utmost important to Ellie. As her ambitious career continues to grow from strength to strength, Ellie Prohan is one to watch.

Amanda has set up a collective "Freelance Queens" for freelance predominantly black, asian, middle eastern and minority ethnic, LGBTQIA+, female-identifying women from music and creative sectors with over 190 members it is a place for sharing of job roles, advice and amplifying one another.It is also the place for businesses of every size to source candidates for their job role needs and championing the community at the same time.


Additionally, a community member of women in music network shesaid.so and a regular contributor to panel talks on subjects related to inclusion, representation and equal empowerment within the creative industries. Alongside this Amanda sits on the Equality, Justice and Advisory Group for the BPI and is Chair to UK Music Futures the millennial board to UK Music.


Most recently left Boiler Room as their Open Dance Floors programmer and project manager ensuring the company looked across their platform for intersectionality and social political issues intertwined with music culture. 


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