To mark International Women’s Day 2016, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is backing IWD 2016’s #PledgeForParity and celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereotypes in the traditionally male-dominated environment of fine art and antiques.
By highlighting the inspirational stories of pioneering industry leaders such as current BADA President, Lady Borwick MP (left), Gloucestershire entrepreneur and single mother, Alison Davey (right) of AD Antiques and Ewa Cohen of Cohen & Cohen, who holds the world record for the largest sale price in Chinese Export Porcelain, BADA aims to inspire future generations of women to join this incredibly exciting, vibrant and culturally relevant industry.
BADA CEO Marco Forgione said, “The fine art and antiques community has gained a reputation as a male-dominated environment and that is something that BADA, as the trade association for the industry, are keen to dispel.
“There are many truly inspirational women working at the forefront of the antiques and fine art community and by sharing their stories for International Women’s Day we hope to engage and inspire the next generation of women to follow in their footsteps.
“The core disciplines which underpin the fine art and antiques trade are knowledge, expertise and the ability to read and understand people, which I believe makes us a gender neutral industry and I hope that this initiative will help us to redress the balance.”