Julie Pierce

Julie Pierce Director, Openness, Data and Digital, Food Standards Agency Years in Public Service: 9 My grandmother/mother was a… My grandmother was a social worker, until she got married, and then she became a housewife – as convention dictated. My mother …

Louise Tunnicliff

Louise Tunnicliff Generalist Fast Streamer in Strategic Operations Command, Home Office Years in Public Service: 8 months My mother was a… My mum (now recently retired and off on her gap decade with dad) has educated children in Northamptonshire state schools …

Elly Crockford

Elly Crockford Senior Policy Adviser, HMRC Years in Public Service: 14 My grandmother/mother was a… My grandmother worked part-time in a care home, her main role was in her home. My mother was a teacher, then helped other teachers in making …

Leslie Evans

Leslie Evans Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government Years in Public Service: 38 My grandmother/mother was a… My grandmother witnessed the death of suffragette Emily Davidson at Epsom Racecourse in 1913. She worked in domestic service most of her life …

Megan Hunt

Megan Hunt Vice Consul, FCO - Brisbane, Australia Years in Public Service 29 years My grandmother/mother was a…Shorthand Typist in typing pool! It seems extraordinary in this day and age where we are constantly working on our laptops, changing and amending …

Jocelyn Sablich

Jocelyn Sablich Political Officer, FCO - British Embassy in Lima Years in Public Service: 20 My grandmother/mother was a... My mother was a housewife. Professional development opportunities did not exist for her, nor for women of her generation. Women were only …

Masego Mokgohloa

Masego Mokgohloa           Technology Learning Adviser, FCO - South Africa Years in Public Service: 10 months  My grandmother/mother was a… My late grandmother was my great source of inspiration and made me appreciate every opportunity that I was granted, starting with …

Irene Coello Collada

Irene Coello Collada Programmes Manager and Human Rights Adviser, FCO - British Embassy Caracas Years in Public Service: 8 My grandmother was a…woman ahead of her time. Born in 1920, she always had an interest for getting out of her hometown, oil-rich Maracaibo …