My mother, by any measure a top particle physicist (I’m sure you can infer her first name), was not…
Jameson Quinn

Jameson, thank you so much for the very kind note. Yes I immediately realized who your mother is: I cannot be sure if I’ve met her at prior conferences, but please send her my best regards!

As you said, progress has been made, but there is a lot of disparity in the progress itself, and it is often easier to ditch old tools than to challenge and transform age-old beliefs and biases. We all have so much work to do, but I’m so encouraged and hopeful, much thanks to trailblazers like your mother, and supportive, conscious individuals like yourself. Thanks again: really appreciate it:)