Franny Gant is a user researcher in PDS but she wasn’t always one. She's done loads of jobs from being a carpenter to working at Mumsnet so she's written about how she got to where she is.
Women in digital
Holly Jennings is a programme and project officer in PDS. She started her career by training to be an accountant and has written this blog post to talk about how she ended up at Parliament.
Four women from PDS have written about how they're celebrating International Women's Day, what it means to them, and why #BalanceForBetter is so important.
Trine is a user research lead but she wasn’t always a user researcher. She's done loads of jobs from making props for TV to working in web design so she's written about how she got to where she is.
Helen Thomas and Lorna Kennedy both recently completed their studies and they both worked in PDS while they were studying. In this blog post, they talk about the challenges and how studying while working was more rewarding than they imagined.
Today (8 March) is International Women's Day. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In honour of this, we spoke to women across PDS about their careers, the barriers they've faced, and the women they look up to.
Caroline Auty recently went along to a codebar event at the PDS offices. She's blogged about the event and how coding has helped her keep up with her eight year old daughter.
Today is National Mentoring Day, set up to raise awareness and promote the positive benefits of mentoring. Gemma Rogers has been seeing a mentor, Louise, for the last few months. Here they blog about their experiences of mentoring.
Jocelyn Peachey joined Parliament nine years ago last month. Her Parliamentary career has been varied and challenging and she reflects on what she's learnt during her time here.
We’ve blogged before about language and gender. We’ve found that removing masculine words and gender coding from job adverts has a huge effect on applications from women. This got us thinking, how gendered is the PDS blog?