56, Music director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop's nearly 25-year conducting career has frequently been accompanied by the sound of breaking glass -- as in ceilings. She has made inroads in the male-dominated field, notably when she started her Baltimore tenure in 2007, the first female music director of a major U.S. orchestra. She has won plaudits for expanded programming and innovative projects. Sidelined for a month this summer after injuring her wrist, Alsop will be back to smashing glass ceilings Sept. 7, when she becomes the first woman to conduct the popular "Last Night of the Proms" at London's Royal Albert Hall. Alsop said she's "an honorary Brit at heart."
-- Tim Smith (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo /February 28, 2012)
I could not agree more with Holly West ("How is Mikulski not a women to watch?" Aug. 3) and Barbara Blumberg ("Dixon doesn't belong on the list," Aug. 3). The July 2013 edition of Sun Magazine was an excellent showcase of Maryland women marred the fact that it included one of Maryland's most embarrassing women, one who left her office in disgrace, and excluded, obviously, one of Maryland's most accomplished women.
Nelly Greene Baltimore
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