No gender bias in design? Take a look at Design Week

Finally, the important question about why there are so few women in senior roles within the design industry (Hugh Pearman’s Private View, DW 21 October) was answered in Rising Stars (DW 28 October).

The answer? Because, even at the start of their careers, there is a dearth of good ones. Your supplement featured 14 Rising Stars – 13 men and one woman. So that’s it: women are rubbish at design. Phew. We don’t need to concern ourselves about the question any more. Or your methodology. Or the possible inherent sexism within the industry. Or about those blinkers worn by so many people.

Or, indeed, anything else, ever again.

Hester Thomas, by e-mail

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