Characteristics of the women in the study

We do think differently, we do act differently, we do bring different things to the party. So this isn’t men versus women, this is actually taking the best of all worlds and recognising that they bring different things. (Lillian)

I’m slightly nervous that there may be some areas where I’m deluding myself a bit as it were, about what’s really the case. And some areas where perhaps if I think about it afterwards actually the male impact on my life has been much more negative than this conversation has explored. (Andrea)


This chapter looks at the key characteristics and qualities identified and evinced by the women in our study. It compares and contrasts those working in the public and ...

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