Mindy Abovitz-Monk is a self taught drummer and drum machine programmer with a Masters in Media Studies from The New School in NY. She started Tom Tom Magazine; the first and only magazine about female drummers, in 2009 with the goal to change Google search results for the word pairing, “female drummer.” Tom Tom is now a full color print magazine and media company with global distribution that reaches millions. She hopes to impact the music industry through print media, new media, showcases, panels and community interactions and see a 50% increase of female drummers in the next ten years. The magazine has a feminist mission and seeks to raise awareness about female percussionists from all over the world and hopes to inspire women and girls of all ages to drum, while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians. . She is a receiver of the 2016 She Rocks Award and was recognized by The Grammys as a Change Agent.