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.
Women in digital
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?
Gemma Rogers joined PDS a couple of months ago and blogs about working in Parliament and how she's coping working in such a large organisation.
Loraine talks about her career in Parliament, what it feels like to find out you're being given an MBE, and why her careers advisor was right all along.
Charlotte Littleboy talks about flexible working, why it's important when you work and live in two different countries and how she balances beach life with working in PDS.
Elisabeth in the Content Team talks about raising awareness of disabilities by speaking about her own experience.