I was recently inspired by a post on Blogher.org about women mentors, then again by the report of a 16 year old girl with an interest in science who sought out a female mentor in a lab, and started researching better ways to treat cancer.
These two articles reminded me of all of the fantastic women in design that I have had the pleasure of meeting. The actual jobs vary... from Structural Engineer to Architect to Teacher to Project Manager to CAFM Consultant and Interior Designer. There are SO many amazing women in design and I would like to meet them and introduce them to you!
I would like to ask some questions of Women In Design, and post the results here on my blog. This is done with the hope of not only recognizing accomplishments, but, also providing an inspiration and a goal to young women still deciding on a career path.
These articles aren't going to be about females who have single-handedly changed the world, they will be about women who've got a passion for design technology, have pursued an education and are doing their part to build the world around us.
This is an introduction to my upcoming series of interviews, but, it is also a casting call. If you are, or if you know, an inspiring woman working in any design field, drop me an email and I'll send a list of questions.
Ruth Rogers - Architect
Beth Powell - Applications Specialist (with a varied design background)