How Are You Celebrating Women’s History Month?

ArtsHacker Sarah Marczynski published an article yesterday drawing attention to March being Women’s History Month and how it impacts the fieldas a whole. It’s an excellent post and all things being equal, there will be a few additional entries at ArtsHacker on that topic.

Adaptistration People 147Marczynski’s post made me wonder what else is going on throughout the field as a whole for Women’s History Month so to that end, I’m curious to learn more.

To that end, take a moment out of your day and share in a comment, I’m sure everyone will appreciate lerning more and perhaps get some ideas for next year.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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