Hey girls, you and me are the future.
I’m currently sitting at Toronto Pearson International Airport realizing that in the past 8-months, I’ve travelled across the country from Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver for conferences, summits and meetings about Canada’s cultural and community sector.
The biggest thing I’ve noticed is a lack of diversity and gender imbalance in leadership roles in arts organizations across the country. I’ve seen successful organizations that are doing amazing and innovative work because they think about and are dedicated to diversity. It impacts their vision, programming and embedding diversity in the fabric of the organization is important for all of us.
We need to be in that leadership position to make real change.
For me, I am currently re-thinking the way I work in this sector and planning an artistic/admin project to combat this.
Come join me.
Here are a few rad girls doing and writing good work and bringing females first.