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It’s a man’s world… *Hums rest of song*

International Women’s Day

I’m Bex and I co-present the Saturday morning extravaganza that is the Bubbles Brunch with Bex show with my sidekick and fiancé Dewsbury, but my day job is actually a construction site manager in the gas industry.
Professionally, I’m very much a woman in a man’s world and I love that. But it’s definitely not always been easy.
As I’ve worked my way up over the last 14.5 years I’ve definitely had moments where I’ve felt like I haven’t been taken as seriously or I’ve had to work twice as hard for half the recognition compared to my male counterparts.

FAMail - IWD2021 - Bex

However, I’m pleased to say that these moments have been increasingly fewer and far between in recent years and I genuinely think it has something to do with things like IWD.
It can feel a a bit of a box ticking exercise to make a fuss of this day, but even the most lacklustre fuss naturally stirs a bit of interest and awareness and IWD has definitely gone from being a bit of a novelty to a genuine opportunity to publicly celebrate the incredible women that have played a massive part in building the world we live in.
I’m hoping that the next generation won’t see certain occupations or activities as ‘male’ or ‘female’ and I really hope I’m helping that become a reality in some small way.