The day I walked in the door of the Volunteer TV studio in New York City, the first thing I noticed was that the studio had a sign on it reading: “If you are a woman, you will be a Volunteer.”
This was an acknowledgment that women were often not given the attention they deserve, but it was also a reminder that women are not the only ones who need to make it.
The first woman who came into the studio was Jessica Siegel, a Brooklyn-based television writer and producer.
She told me that in her own career, she had only been paid about $500 for every episode she worked on, but she had been asked to do so many more.
Now she was making $1,000 for each episode she had completed.
In the industry, Siegel said, women are still treated like a second class citizen.
In 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its final report on women in TV, which stated that there are more than 4,000 women working in television, and that half of these women do not get paid the same as men.
Even when a woman is in a position of power, like a writer or producer, the pay gap remains wide.
The gap between men and women in television is the third-largest in the United States, behind only the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association.
But despite the growing number of women in the industry and the lack of paid employment for women in many other industries, there are still barriers to entry.
For example, it’s still difficult for women to land the job of a television writer or a producer, despite having a proven track record and being considered one of the top female writers and producers in the world.
The reality is that it takes a lot of work, particularly in a field that has traditionally been male-dominated, to break into the industry.
For women, getting the confidence to do the work they want to do is also challenging, as it often requires taking a leap of faith and being open to the unknown.
So I’m always trying to find the things that are fun, the things I can do to be the best I can be in front of people, even though I may not be able to do it for years, if ever, at least for now.
I want to give back, and I want the people in my life to be proud of me for doing that.
And that is why I am in this business.
I do that by being a part of this community, and if that’s not the case for someone else, then I’m not.