We asked women at Warwick to submit an image of themselves for inclusion in the Warwick Women's Montage and a short description of the challenges they've faced/continue to face and how they're dealing with them.
See Claire's submission below:
"I have always been a positive, glass-half-full person but I have found the last twelve months an emotional rollercoaster. My partner has been laid off from work twice, so I found myself trying to keep him positive, keep family members positive, provide care for my mum, while not always realising how much I was struggling. Not being able to hug my daughters and see my family daily has by far been the hardest.
There is much I will take away from this experience though, I have made sure I go for a walk daily and take notice of things around me instead of 'just walking', I enjoy home working but miss colleagues and the buzz of campus, I have learnt so many new things, and my main take away will be never to take anything or anyone for granted and always be kind - you never know what someone else is dealing with!"
Read more personal stories on the Warwick Women's Montage page.
You may also be interested in:
Charters - including Athena Swan (gender equality Charter)
Data and Reports - including Gender Pay Gap Report
Taskforces and SIC - including Gender Task Force