International Women’s Day – #BreakTheBias

We catch up with Step on Board research consultant, Lorna McCusker.

What does the #BreakTheBias, mean to you?

Living in an inclusive and fair world where men and women are treated and respected equally.  

Have you seen an evolution of gender equality in the field you work in?

Over 41% of trustee appointments on the Step on Board programme we ran in 2021 were women, which I think suggests that we are moving in the right direction.   

What do you think can be done to create a societal change for women?

I think there are many things that can be done, but something I feel personally passionate about is society and employers, in particular, understanding the impact that perimenopause and menopause have on women. In a recent study by Newson Health Research Education of 3,800 women, 99% of respondents said their symptoms had led to a negative impact on their careers, with more than a third calling the impact ‘significant’. This problem is widespread, and if dealt with, I think this would create a societal change.

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