100 years ago most women who worked were in domestic service. Those with appropriate qualifications could make it into the lower ranks of teaching, nursing and secretarial work.

Today, women make up half the workforce, but patterns of work remain very different and gender segregation is still far too prevalent. Across Prospect, there are numerous examples of women working in male-dominated industries including energy, defence, telecoms, transport, marine and public services.

This project, commissioned by Prospect, celebrates their success and aims to inspire the next generation to follow in their footsteps.

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