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 Hollie's submission below:
"Like many others, almost everything about 2020 (and 2021 so far) feels like it has been a challenge.
I was lucky to welcome my awesome (third!!) baby girl and so maintaining involvement with Warwick Med school UG development while on maternity leave, engaging with professional body committee work and keeping up my clinical continuing education requirement has felt like an uphill battle at times. I can't say that all of my coping mechanisms have been entirely healthy... however, I have found that talking to others to help me 'keep perspective' has been incredibly important. I have also found that the flexibility offered by video chat has been amazing, it has widened my professional and support networks, and has also given me more 'time'. I hope that this provision for work, education and communication is here to stay, not for everything, but for where it makes sense, it is perfect."
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