In the design industry, there is a disproportional number of female design students compared with the number of females in leadership positions. In this Artsy article, Jessica Walsh is highlighted as one of the top female leaders in the deign field who is both paving the way & advocating for females in leadership positions. The list includes Paola Antonelli (MoMA), Paula Scher (Pentagram), Sonya Clark, Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer among others.
"Ladies, Wine & Design (LW&D) tackles what Walsh sees as a lack of support between professional women in the industry and a dearth of women in top positions. To combat these hurdles, LW&D organizes mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, and creative meetups that Walsh hopes will “offer a chance for women to create positive and healthy connections with each other.”
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