... We are seeing more women enter the field of animation with the technological foundation you need. I think women have always been well represented in the specifics of the painting and drawing and even the storytelling piece, but we're seeing more on the technology side. ...
Well, it's pretty to think so. But I've got news. Three years ago TAG's employment data was as follows:
Women in Animation (2009)
directors - 15%
layout - 17.8%
model designers - 15.4%
storyboard - 13.3%
visual development - 9.4%
Sorry, Ms. Currey. Women are under-represented. With the exception of ink-and-paint and checking positions, women have been a tiny fraction of the cartoon work-force for decades.
(A few additional bits of data here, here, and here.)
Besides the union stats, I walk around studios on a daily basis and I can tell you, there are way more men doing art than women. It's the way animation is ... and has been. (Happily, women are coming into positions from which they were previously absent or chronically under-represented.)
Ms. Currey's quote above is upbeat but, sadly, incorrect.