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Georgina Newton

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 Georgina's submission below:

"Oh la la! Lockdown has meant I have been in my home with 3 men! My late teenage/early twenties sons and my husband. They are all lovely, and, thankfully we have all been well, but the opportunity to really get together with "the girls" is something I have missed and I am the poorer for. Of course we have zoomed, quizzed, crossworded and walked (in pairs) over the last 12 months. But having a good laugh together is something that's rarely been possible.

Since the turn of the year my emotions have also taken a complete nose-dive. It's as if they fell off a cliff and, of course, It's only in hindsight that I can really appreciate this trend. So the menopause has hit... I need to work out what this means for me and how I manage my energies and emotions for the best.

Survival is key, staying standing is vital, being open, transparent and visible in a world of closed doors, screens and cameras is a challenge. So these words are my way of reaching out - appealing for kindness and a smile.
We will come through this, and, girls, we will be together again!"

Read more personal stories on the Warwick Women's Montage page.

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ED&I Newsletter

Charters - including Athena Swan (gender equality Charter)

Gender Initiatives

Data and Reports - including Gender Pay Gap Report

Policies

Taskforces and SIC - including Gender Task Force

* If you’re struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic find sources of support on the Staff Wellbeing Hub and access confidential online or phone support from the Employee Assistance Programme.