Ambassador in Portugal

Paula Rainha

Paula Rainha

After finishing my architectural degree I became interested in Stage Lighting Design and once I was told I was too ‘petite’ to carry lighting equipment around and therefore I should probably give up on pursuing a career in lighting. Today looking back, I think it was in that moment that I realised that my career choice could help changing the perception and prejudice for the working possibilities as a woman. I’m not discouraged and I suspect I share the same feeling as many fellow women colleagues: just by looking at the growth of the number of women that are nowadays more and more involved into an industry that up to a few years ago was considered a male profession and by the quality of their work, it gives me hope that we are definitely changing the perception that we are definitely not ‘petite’ to carry this ‘weight’!

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