Leadership in professional organizations is a valuable opportunity for career advancement, impact and connection. In the past year, women made up 32% of ASLA Local Chapter Presidents.
The percentage of women serving as the national ASLA president has stalled since the 1980s, when the first women, Darwina Neal was elected in 1984. Only 12% of all ASLA National Presidents have been women.
In the ASLA Council of Fellows, women represent 16% of fellows inducted between 1899 and 2018. In the last decade, only 25% of inductees were women. Thats a mere 9% increase over 40+ years.