Letter: Glass ceilings

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Glass ceilings

Sir: I was discussing possible careers with my granddaughter recently and architecture came up. Today I read your article "So who has the best designs on our future?" (Business Review, 28 July) and it was clear that my granddaughter has no chance.

The nearest thing to a female name was Jean Nouvel, who turns out to be a Frenchman. Are there really no female architects; is the glass ceiling so low in that profession? As a civil engineer myself I always knew they were a bunch of poseurs in bow ties, but I never thought of them as sexist.