“My mother, Floria Lasky, was a very successful entertainment lawyer who never retired and worked until she passed away at 84. She practiced law starting in in 1945. She was liberated , powerful and a role model for many female lawyers and for women in general. So it really wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I realized that professionally gender could be an issue. I had graduated from Harvard as the last Radcliffe graduating class, I had a great job but I realized there was this glass ceiling for women.” Emily is a mediator/arbitrator at Emily Altman LLC as well as the President of the Frederick Loewe Foundation.
“Now our culture says that women can do anything and I’ve done it all. My life is possible because women can do anything. I am an architect, I’m a belly dancer, I’m a mother, I love clothes and I moved from India to the United States 25 years ago on my own. Men don’t get the “You can be anything message.” I can engage in a mostly male profession but men can’t enter into mostly female professions as naturally.” – Ritu Saheb is a real estate developer/architect.
“There is a lot of pressure to be a specific kind of a woman. People don’t always recognize my femininity because I take on the more masculine roles in relationships and at work. I express my feminism through my mannerisms rather than how I look. Am I a lack of a woman because I don’t connect with that part of me, or am I still a woman?” – Jasmin Peltro works at WeWork and aspires to be a photographer.