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Women in the Creative Industry

Date: 07 Mar 2018

International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked as a holiday on March 8 in many countries across the world. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday somehow lost its political flavour, however we think this year is more important than ever to celebrate the social and cultural achievements of the women of the world and also raise awareness towards mistreatment of women.

If you’re in London,  head down to Southbank Centre's WOW – Women of the World festival - a global network of festivals which provides a platform for celebrating what has been achieved, and exploring all the ways we can change the world for the better.

Here’s a look at some of the inspiring woman involved:

Maria Balshaw under “Forms in Space... by Light (in Time)” from 2017 by Cerith Wyn Evans, at Tate Britain.CreditTom Jamieson for The New York Times.

Tate Director; Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw CBE is Director of Tate, a role she has held since June 2017. She has overall responsibility for Tate’s strategic direction and day to day operations, working with a talented group of colleagues to further Tate’s mission to promote the public understanding and enjoyment of British art, and of international twentieth-century and contemporary art. 

Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Magazine; Anne-Marie Curtis

A founding member of Wallpaper, launching the title and helping to grow the brand to incredible success, before consulting for many of the UK's leading fashion brands and eventually joining ELLE in 2004.

Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, DAME Julia Peyton-Jones

Julia Peyton-Jones is one of the most respected and admired figures in the art world. For over thirty years, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has showcased the careers of some of the most brilliant and influential artists.

CEO at Creative Diversity Network, Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams started as the Executive Director at Creative Diversity Network in November 2016. She oversees the implementation of all the current projects.