Individual blog

Vanita Barrett

Our creative frontend Gov.UK developer, baker and keen photographer Vanita tells us about the inspirational women in her life, her work at the public-Government interface, and what she learned about gender career stereotypes from an all-girls school.

Kim Humberstone

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 …

Sophie Evans

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 Dunn

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.

Sheila Sturgeon

Profile Job:Policy Delivery for Apprenticeships Organisation: Department for Education Years in public service: 2 as a Civil Servant plus 20+ years in the voluntary and statutory sectors My past … I was born in the sixties, went to school through the seventies, …

Nikita Mistry

Profile Job: Policy Advisor Organisation: Department for International Trade Years in public service: 4 My grandmother/Ba was … The strongest person I know. She was born in India, got married to my grandad (who was equally amazing) when she was 13. …