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.