For #IWD2018 we asked our talented female designers what #pressforprogress means to them. "I'm extremely proud that I can play a role as a senior woman in the practice demonstrating my ideals and values. I would like to make it apparent that there's a path to leadership or travel, working in other disciplines or working in other sectors if you aspire to do so and you are both tenacious and brave. As a mother of three daughters, I do feel a sense of personal obligation to make it clear both within the practice and for my children that it is possible to be a woman in leadership with a family and play a meaningful role in all aspects of your life. I believe we need to be pressing for rapid change in the industry, and perhaps for change to be a bit more overt. As a design community we must work a lot harder, with intention, for true equity (and all that carries with it) at a much faster rate. It’s important that we don’t just talk about it on one day a year. This is a constant pursuit." Kirsti Simpson, Principal.