Bea is an absolute star, whose drive and interest lead her to the Civil Service and to write the research paper "The History of Women in the Civil Service". The paper is a must read, fascinating insight into how life and attitudes have changed over a relatively short period.
Karen has a busy role at the Competition and Markets Authority, which hopefully gives her the perfect balance between her favourite past times of laughing and organising!
Jess is one of those lucky Civil Servants whose academic interests have fed directly into a fascinating career as a Historic Reviewer. Her research into women in domestic service has fed her interests in marginal or outcast groups in women’s history.
Gillian is relatively new to the Civil Service but is making the most of her ambition and drive to make an impact already. She is clearly passionate about equality and we know she'll go far!
Sunitha likes asking questions and that's probably what has led her to her working in the Government Digital Service. She is also a strong advocate for equality and explains the importance of equal representation of women in executive roles.
A common theme in this blog series has been the importance of addressing gender stereotypes from a young age. Earlier this year, Biologist Siobhan Sherry and Chemist Victoria Boyes (who are curating the 100 years, 100 women blog series) talked …
My grandmother, Elsie Humberstone (née Taylor), was born in Hailsham on 17th September 1900. Her early childhood was spent in West Sussex and she was there at the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. By 1917, with fit men …
Profile Job: Economist Organisation: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Years in public service: 1 My grandmother/mother was a… My mother went to university and trained as an accountant. She worked as an accountant for around 10 years …
Emma shares this incredibly moving account of discovering that the unusual symptoms she was exhibiting were due to the fact she carried XY chromosomes, those associated with being male. Read about Emma's story of courage, education and acceptance.
Read about the entrepreneurial and military women in Sarah's family, and who dropped tea on a famous pilot!