What Does It Mean to Be a Professional Artist?

| Contributed | Written by : Janice Sands  |

Artists and writers often face a major reality check when they leave the confines of academia. It can be a sobering experience to question whether you have the commitment it takes to pursue a career in the creative world. This time can be particularly tough on women, who, as it turns out, represent the majority of graduates holding degrees in the visual, performing and literary arts.

Women: A Year in Review, From the Arts and Beyond

| Contributed | Written by : Janice Sands  |

The appointment of Marjorie Scardino as theĀ first female board member of Twitter resonates on so many levels -- sparking, for me, a year-end look-back at how women fared in 2013.

From The Boardroom to the Gallery, Women Shut Out

| Contributed | Written by : Janice Sands  |

Nicholas D. Kristof wrote in his recent New York Times "Twitter, Women and Power", that, on the eve of Twitter's IPO, it has become abundantly clear that the organization's board suffers from a huge gender imbalance. Not a single woman sits on Twitter's board -- an all too familiar trend, as Kristof points out, as women comprise only 18 percent of board seats among Fortune 500 companies.

Women Are in the News

| Art of The Times | Written by : Janice Sands  |

Featured on page 7 of the fall season issue of Art of The Times.