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Marin Alsop

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I’m definitely a feminist & proud of it.
— Marin Alsop

I would like to finish this little series of portraits of inspiring feminist women with drawing fantastic Marin Alsop and her wonderful advice to women and everyone out there.

Marin Alsop is a conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the first woman conductor of a major american orchestra. The first woman to conduct Last Night of the BBC Proms (2013).  She is very open about her views on equal opportunities and difficulties female musicians face in the industry, she gives a great insight into a male dominated  sphere where she manages to break the glass ceiling (hopefully that will help for a lot more female musicians to come). 

Marin Alsop is inspiring, wonderful professional and she does a great deal for popularising classical music and making it more accessible for all the people (race, gender or background). I absolutely loved listening to her Desert Island Disks  and truly enjoy all the articles and interviews about her and with her that I come across.

I particularly loved the speech she gave at the Last Night of the BBC Proms (click to read it in full). And she ended it with absolutely wonderful advice, which I will take and cherish.

I want to say to all the young women out there, as I say to all young people: believe in yourselves, follow your passion and never give up, because you will create a future filled with possibility
— Marin Alsop

Desert Island Disks With Marin Alsop

Last Night of the BBC Proms 

Alsop // Makers 

Girl Talk HQ on Marin Alsop

Hope you enjoyed this little project to celebrate just a couple of amazing women who are making our world a better place for everyone. Who's your all time female hero?

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