“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” - Lady Gaga
Where there is a will, there is a way
Persistence, commitment, pugnacity and strength, it took all of this and more to realize a dream. This is a whole new area for music conductor, a podcast with Angela Mezzetti (Women in Leadership) and Karen Ní Bhroin, Assistant Conductor Winston Salem Symphony.
Fascinating Karen Ní Bhroin in her first podcast sharing her story of spreading her wings, taking risks and learning her craft as a conductor. She does not want to be considered a token female and always questions when she has been awarded a position, if it is a token basis.
UAE women scientists are leading Arab world' first space mission to Mars, a seven-month, 494 million-kilometer (307 million miles) journey.
"Women are paving the way in space exploration and making up an overwhelming majority of the mission team", according to Sarah Al-Amiri, Chair of the UAE Space Agency and the Emirati Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, one of the youngest ministers worldwide and she is also the youngest to lead a space agency. Her science team is 80% women, based on merit and on what they contribute towards the design and development of the mission.
"I myself have not faced any adversity throughout my career, be it working at the space center from almost 12 years ago, all the way to becoming a minister within the cabinet" Sarah Al-Amiri
Sarah Al-Amiri is also on BBC's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.
f you know a very inspiring women, or have heard of one, please feel free to share it with me and she could make it to this blog.