Susan Kolbly


As Interviewed by Jason Kolbly, March 16, 2017
"When I would walk past the line, the guys would hoot, they’d do catcalls, and that was considered to be completely normal."
Susan Kolbly

Introductory Profile: About Susan Kolbly

Susan Kolbly was born in Yorba Linda, California on January 10th, 1968. Ever since she was a child, she has been wishing that women and men could be treated equally. She moved to Austin after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, and has stayed ever since. She has 4 kids, including me. Susan believes in equality not only between men and women, but also between all races, sexuallities, and more. She had her first job at 16, where she realized that sexism was a real issue that the world was facing. She has had many jobs ranging in the level of their professional atmosphere, so she has experienced sexism on many different levels.

This interview was on the topic of sexism in the workplace. Our conversation covers not only sexism in the workplace, however. We also discussed sexism in drug testing and gender roles. In general, this interview has a very hopeful note to it. Although sexism is not perfect, it is only a matter of time. This interview provides insight into what it is like to be a women on the work force, and how we can help them.