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 Helen's submission below:
"I've been working at home since March 2020 and supporting my elderly mother who lives nearby. During the first lockdown l distracted myself with gardening: I planted a new garden of grasses & perennials; I tended my new greenhouse; I pickled vegetables and made jam. But I have missed my colleagues and the useful corridor-conversations: online meetings are just not the same! I spent so long sat in Teams meetings that my hips became weak and wobbly: so in September I started slowly walking the Camino de Saint James - 480 miles around my local area. In October I caught Covid. I was off for 4 weeks then had a phased return, but the fatigue, muscle wastage and brain fog continued after that. In December I started walking again, making sure to go out around lunchtime. I've gradually built up to 3 miles a day and that has healed me: I've managed 200 miles in total. I've also started making bread by hand to get the strength back in my arms & shoulders - its very rewarding and is delicious."
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