In honor of the 100th anniversary of Women’s Day, I thought I would re-post an article I linked to a while back about Gender Disparities in the Design Field.
At WPPI, I got to attend the “Contemporary Women in Photography” panel. It was amazing, so many wonderful and powerful and talented women: Lindsay Adler, Jules Bianchi, Joy Bianchi Brown, Jessica Claire, Kay Eskridge, Catherine Hall, Sarah Petty, Dawn Shields and Jasmine Star.
It’s important, as women, to surround ourselves with strong role-models and mentors. To be strong in who we are as a person. To believe in ourselves. To love ourselves. To know our limits. Most important though, is to help each other. If we are too busy back-stabbing and cat fighting each other, we can’t do what is needed. I truly believe that if we were able to support instead of hurt, we would have had a female Supreme Court Justice before 1981, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company before 1972, admitted to the bar before 1869, the first mayor in 1887. We can do almost everything that men can, we just have to work a little bit harder at some things.
I’m proud to be a woman. To be the only daughter of an only daughter of an only daughter, with a daughter of my own. I hope that when my daughter gets to be my age, the list of women’s firsts that are still to come will be much smaller. In fact, I hope that we no longer will need to have an International Women’s Day, because it would mean that the gender differences are not needed to be remarked upon.