MCC Daily Tribune

President's Wednesday Message

Although the National Endowment for the Arts reports that over 50% of visual artists are women, a survey of 18 large US art museums found only 13% of their collections were composed of works by women (Public Library of Sciences). During Women's History Month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts runs a social media campaign to raise awareness about women artists. Since 2016, more than 11,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations have participated in the campaign by posting and tagging a list of #5WomenArtists. My list this year included the following: Anni Albers, Andrya Flores, Hung Liu, Harriet Powers, and Amy Sherald.

Posting this month, I wondered about how such a hashtag would work in other fields where women are under-represented or largely unknown. There's sadly no shortage of such careers and academic disciplines.

What five women in your field should we all know about? Who would your--for example--#5WomenProgrammers, #5WomenComposers, #5WomenEconomists, or #5WomenCoaches be?

Please share your list in the comments or tweet it, tagging it with your specific #5Women hashtag and #5WomenWednesday so we can find your list. This month, help us all learn more about the accomplished women leaders in your academic or professional field.

Kress, Anne
Office of the President