Equal Pay

I went to see the musical ‘Made in Dagenham’ last night. Not only was it an excellent production by the Lyric Musical Society, but it also left me with a slight feeling of unease.

image of the dagenham women accompanying the article What can we learn from the Dagenham women?

I have worked in IT, Oil & Gas and more recently the space sectors most of my working life. I have experienced my fair share of discrimination, bad behaviour and being ignored in my career. I learned to deal with most situations, and thought that such behaviour was relegated to the past. There has certainly been a marked change since the 1980s. We must also remember that women can be equally cruel to men, it just doesn’t happen so often.

janice grant shaw head shot accompanying  the article Sexism is alive and well, and it's not funny. - particularly relevant to Oil & Gas industry