Women conductors

So by all means let us have more women conductors, as well as conductors from working class backgrounds and conductors from non-musical or non traditionally influential families and from less obvious areas of the world - but above all let us have talented, professional, artistic, insightfully passionate and inspired conductors.
It is this talent for communication that is the unknowable factor in a conductor's role. Whether it is developing a creative, co-operative atmosphere in rehearsals or somehow projecting their feelings around the orchestra until it reaches the last viola in the back of the section a second before the beginning of a performance.