By the early 1920's, she had also joined the ranks of the Professional Photographers' Association and became the first woman ever to be invited to address one of its meetings, where she spoke on the subject of 'Photographic Portraiture from the Woman's Point of View', a subject very close to her heart. Havinq given the matter considerable thought, and also sounded out the views of fellow women photographers, including Dorothy Wilding and Yvonne Gregory, she boldly put forward the view that women would always prove to be better portrait photographers than men because of their innate sympathy, patience and intuition. Controversial though her views were to many of those in the audience, and to others who followed the lively correspondence that ensued in the photographic Press, she later received generous praise for her courageous stance from such eminent photographers as Herbert Lambert and Marcus Adams.

Round about 1925, she also began to undertake advertising work and other commercial assignments for magazines and started exhibiting her work at the annual exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society.

By the end of the 1920's, she was well established in her chosen profession and making a good living, but also increasingly frustrated by the limitations of black-and-white photography. She longed for a greater challenge - and she did not have long to wait.