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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

5-Year Plan

Generally, when we plan our next move, we must reflect on where we have been and what we have done. Several times in my life, I've recounted my achievements by creating a web page on my website. This page tells the story of the past 10 years of my life -

What I plan for the next five years includes but is not limited to:
  1. Completing my doctoral degree in Business Marketing by January 2016
  2. Securing an income that will render me financially free
  3. Building my travel business at and 
  4. Marketing my books to schools and universities
  5. Lecturing around the world on the importance of the messages in women's music
  6. Opening an Archive of Women's Music with a theater and staff of 30 professionals
  7. Building a home that will afford me a comfortable and secure life.
Patience, perseverance, and determination are the keywords for success.

Diva JC

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Newest Members of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes women musicians, globally. Join us at

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Travel Expenses to Italy

Anyone who really knows me knows my favorite place to travel to is Italy. Now, I have the opportunity to sit at the table with astute women composers and musicians in Fiuggi, Italy, at the WIMUST Conference July 4-7, 2013. All I need is an airline ticket to get there.

 Help me raise funds for my ticket to Rome from Miami by donating at GOFUNDME

Like Bette Midler, "I can get by with a little help from my friends!"

Thanks in advance for your support.
Diva JC

Fundraising Projects

Since the State of Florida cut its cultural budget from $34 million to $9 million, South Florida musicians have had to scramble for income. So, I designed two methods to raise money for my non-profit's projects:

  1. Amazing Musicwomen Tour 
  2. Joan in Rome in July for the WIMUST Conference
My paper, Conscious Inclusion of Women MusiciansPUBLISHED at Versita, discusses the marginalization of women musicians. WIMUST means Women in Music using Strategies for Talent.  The 2012 WIMUST Report supported the contention that women musicians are not being hired to perform or commissioned to write music, even through public funding. This is an outrage, since women pay 53% of taxes on the planet. From July 4-7 2013, Fondazione Adkins-Chiti will host the WIMUST Conference in Fiuggi, Italy. I'm invited but I must raise funds for my flight. You can support my efforts by donating at GOFUNDME.

Our Amazing Musicwomen Ensemble performed once in February and once in March. 
See videos: Feb 2 2013
See photos: March 10 2013

We need to work. We should be working 3-5 times a month! There are plenty of venues. We need $2,500 per show. So, the crowdfunding method is the way to go, today.

Please share with others.
Joan Cartwright
Executive Director

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blessings Abound!

I'm so blessed to have a regular Saturday night gig beginning June 2. I will appreciate it even more if it lasts all summer long!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tues, July 8 at Midnight - Judy Joy with Diva JC

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Listen to the live show and the archived shows at

We welcome suggestions about guests - women who compose and perform their own music
and women who produce events. Call in from your computer or your phone at  (714) 364-4714  #1 to talk to us. To join the Chat room, you must register with

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Love and music,
Diva Joan Cartwright

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Thursday, April 05, 2012


Identity: Passport To Success by Stedman Graham aligns with my ideal that knowing your purpose and reinventing yourself on a regular basis is the key to life.

The voices of women are so important in this day and age. But Stedman Graham hits the proverbial nail on the head, when he contends that everyone must be able to hear their inner voice in order to attain anything in life.

As Executive Director of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., Joan Cartwright's mission is to promote the voices of women musicians and men who support them. This month, she’s raising funds to go to Romania to present her paper “Conscious Inclusion of Women Musicians” that discusses the importance of hearing the message of women musicians.

You can donate to this project that will take place May 15-31, 2012, in Romania, Italy and Switzerland, by clicking her name - Diva JC

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