Although she did not know it at the time, Wendy's great aunt Mary's work at a secret listening station in Harrogate was feeding directly into decoding at Bletchley Park.
Clare is currently working between two organisations to improve our approach to estuarine and marine protection. Sounds like a fascinating job, even if it does include some very early starts!
Janet's commitment to inclusivity comes right from her core. She is using her personal experiences and drive to make sure that the Civil Service is a top disability inclusive employer and that we can all bring our whole-selves to work.
Clare is the third female permanent secretary for Defra and comes from a family of Civil Servants. In her blog she explains how our everyday language reinforces a male model of operating, as well as introducing us to some bizarre Civil Service carpet rules!
Kay is not just a Civil Servant, she is also an interfaith minister/counsellor, Pagan priestess, healer and Whovian!
For a long time women had to give up their careers to care for their family. Carrie kindly introduces us to a few generations of women in her family and shows how gradually women have gained more freedom to pursue their careers and a family life. Carrie also talks about her important work leading the Environment Agency's Fatigue Network.
As her life has changed, Deborah has been in and out of the Civil Service, most recently finding herself working at the Ministry of Defence. Clearly someone without limits, she has continued to take on new challenges and opportunities even at the most difficult times in her life.
Ozma is responsible for making sure gender diversity is embedded across the department. No easy task for a department of 83,000 people but this is nothing for someone who sees challenges as something to "cross when it comes to it".
Nastassja was raised to believe there is no limit to what she could achieve but a series of unacceptable experiences made her feel the world does not meet her expectations and cemented her strong feelings about feminism.
Jane is passionate about supporting and helping others, not only people in her team but also through her work to ensure that people in vulnerable situations get access to the legal advice.