Anyone seen the cover of the latest issue of Creativity?
Behold, a chick creative. The cover story is a profile of 9 top creatives in Asia (I think 2 are women--not bad compared to America's 0 out of 50) and gracing the cover solo is Thailand's Jureeporn Thaidumrong, as seen previously on CreativeSkirts.
And while achieving her level of creative stature is arguably all the more impressive for a woman in Thailand, Thaidumrong says the difficulty for women rising to the top creative ranks is the same around the world. "I think the career itself demands a certain kind of human. There's lots of ego, it's aggressive, competitive—all man things." That said, Thaidumrong says she's always embodied those very traits, which goes back to the aforementioned matriarchal creative influence. "She always thinks different; everyone goes this way, she goes that way," says Thaidumrong of her mother, whose most important zig was telling her daughter that she needn't focus on marriage and family as a priority.