When I entered the workforce at 22 years old, I was steadfast in my belief I could do and be whatever I wanted - and that still stands. However as time passes, I have become acutely aware I’ve had a serious head start.
"“When reflecting on the theme for International Women’s Day this year – balance for better – it became very clear to me that the balance doesn’t exist yet.”
Growing up as a straight, well-educated female in a very middle-class suburb – I’ve never actually had to face much adversity.
But my position as an editorial producer has meant I’ve met with and read stories about women who face real hardships in Australia and across the globe – financial inequality, career inequality, racial inequality, rigid expectations about child-rearing, the list goes on.
When reflecting on the theme for International Women’s Day this year – Balance for Better – it became very clear to me balance doesn’t exist yet.
To help shed light on some of the challenges faced by women, we’ve shared stories of women’s experiences in life as we all try to balance for better.
You can read more in the articles below.