‘2020 has been a hard slog’

Clare Muscutt, Jess and Lily Ratty, Varsa Amin
Clare Muscutt, Jess and Lily Ratty, Varsa Amin

From caravans to kitchen tables, and podcast production to pregnancy, I’ve been speaking to many women in and around the technology sector about how they have adapted to the challenges of working during the coronavirus pandemic.

Research suggests women across the world have shouldered more family and household responsibilities than men as the coronavirus pandemic continues, alongside their working lives.

And they share their inspirations, frustrations but also their optimism.

“I have a new business and a new life,” says Clare Muscutt, who lost work, her relationship and her flatmate as lockdown hit.

Wednesday is Ada Lovelace Day – an annual celebration of women working in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) sectors.

And, this year, it has a very different vibe.

Varsha Amin, technology and digital skills coach, Hampshire

Initially it felt like business was paused. Confidence went.

I’ve

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