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Marsha Hughes

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 Marsha's submission below:

"In the beginning, having our clinical staff deployed to the Trusts signalled something very big. My boss said see you in 6 weeks and that seemed so daft at the time. Very quickly working as part of a HR team we were dealing with peoples struggles, all of which I could completely understand as I was in the same boat. Home-schooling and working all hours and caring for my Dad with dementia was overwhelming and testing.

I was however determined, no matter what to keep it all going and be on top of it. Living in a beautiful area I took up running for the first time in my life and attended 6 Zumba classes a week. It's paid off as I've lost over 2 stone and feel fitter than ever before. I know that's what I need in order to keep the rest going.

With so many challenges (us HR bods can never say what of course), you really need good people around you and I have good colleagues who I call friends so I'm grateful."

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

You may also be interested in:

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.