Women in Conservation
An opinion piece from Em Witcutt for International Women's Day during National Careers Week
In countdowns of the least inclusive sectors of work, conservation languishes at the back of the pack, and women lose. Women are climbing in the frozen dark of a winter’s night, the path’s jagged edges biting at blisters through flimsy boots, the map taking shelter in the valley far below, long since torn from numb fingers by the merciless wind.
Surely not, you might be thinking. Maybe back in the day, when we had to fight for the right to vote, or work outside the home. But we found equality decades ago, right? What am I complaining about? Well…