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by • 17 Apr, 2013 • PeopleComments (18)10954

Inspirational female (future) leaders in museum and culture

Update 1 May 2013: Added new names and removed numbering (this is not a ranking!)
Update 19 April 2013: Added 8 names from email & comments. Many more to come once I’ve gone through the tweets. I’ve received many comments and suggestions about other demographics which are all great people as well (many of whom I know personally). For now I’ll stick to this list which is enough work already, but feel free to email me about suggestions and recommendations if you’re looking for somebody to do a project or speak at a conference, etc!

Some tweets spark more than retweets and replies and some questions deserve more than 140-character answers. Over email a leader in a cultural institution asked me if I knew inspirational, forward-thinking young women working in or with museums and culture, a question I forwarded to Twitter. The response was overwhelming and inspiring.

After frantically clicking through 100+ replies and e-meeting some of the most inspirational people I’ve met in years, I’ve decided to attempt to list some really great people and the work they’re doing. There is no order, no intention to be conclusive and definitely no good reason why you are not yet on the list, so please please please add your favourites (or yourself) to the comments.

Apart from being the response to the original question, maybe this list can serve to conference organisers around the world, organisations seeking extra hands or locations seeking projects as a source of inspiration. I’ve tried to give credits where possible for future reference.

List of inspirational young women innovating museums & culture (curated by you):

I’ll update the list as more recommendations come in (via the comments, Twitter or elsewhere). Please feel free to give feedback and add missing information or maybe even attempt to categorise/organise the list. And a big sorry if I missed you.

If you sent in a suggestion and I didn’t post it, it’s because I missed it. Please send your suggestion again!

Header photo by Stefano Corso on Flickr.

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