The mother of all career issues?
Hannah began work as a ranger in 2006, specialising in environmental education from 2011 onwards. She has two children. She says “As I progressed into my thirties, my contemporaries started disappearing. These women had a baby and either didn’t come back after maternity leave at all, or struggled on for a year or so after their return before leaving. I can think of a handful of examples of rangers and environmental education specialists who have stayed with the same organisation for years as their children grew, but I now wouldn’t say they were the norm. In the upper echelons of conservation, there are too few female faces, and seemingly even fewer interested in championing them.”
Read more about Hannah’s experiences here