With all of the recent discussions about how women in our industry are being treated, I started thinking about how many industry women have affected me somehow in a positive way. There are lots.
Here is a handful. These are women who have inspired me, advised me, offered me help or taught me things, mostly professionally but sometimes personally. They may not know this (they do now). I find each to be brimming with talent. They are smart, professional and just plain nice people. I feel lucky to know them and their work.
A tip of my invisible hat to (In no particular order):
- Marjolein Suurendonk (OK, I’m biased)
- Marrije Schaake
- Ana Nelson
- Lyza Danger Gardner
- Maaike de Laat
- Jennifer Robbins
- Lea Verou
- Divya Manian
- Kristina Halvorson
- Karen McGrane
- Joni Rustulka
- Jenifer Hanen
- Carolyn Wood
- Stephanie Rieger
- Hedwyg van Groenendaal
- Nicole Sullivan
No matter who you are, male or female, green or blue, you are on somebody’s list.
I can’t help but feel that someone, somewhere, will somehow turn this post into something bad. No, I have no ulterior motives for posting this. Nor do I need them.
Sometimes, it’s just important to say something nice.
Your turn. Have a good weekend.
PS: if you’re listed here and don’t appreciate that, please let me know and I will remove your name.