Strong Like Steinem
I've been doing a lot of thinking about women in my industry. Perhaps, it has something to do with the recent meetings I've been in, and the fact I was the only woman in the room. Is this something new? Not really. My female peers usually encounter the same kind vibe. Being an entrepreneur has its own challenges, but being a female entrepreneur, a boss, and owner - is a whole other nugget.
Is the world of architecture a man's world? Duh.
In any case, like so many of you - I look to other women for inspiration and strength. So, today I wanted to shine the brightest light onto Gloria Steinem. She is a writer and an activist who for more than four decades has been a leader in the women’s rights movement.
In the early 1960s, when there were few women journalists and almost no women covering politics, Steinem invented her career as a freelance writer with a political beat, helping to found New York magazine in 1968. She once defined feminism as simply “the belief that women are full human beings.” She was published in Esquire,the New York Times Magazine, and women's magazines, as well as publications in other countries.
When the women’s movement began changing society, Steinem was at its helm, helping to found Ms. Magazine in 1972, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Steinem continues to be a leader, a voice, and an example of strength.