Having a limited academic education, or not being educated to degree level, are the two main reasons given by women, who describe themselves as late developers or for lacking confidence in themselves and their professional capabilities.
Judy, 43, is married with two young children and is the head of a central support team in a local authority. She has a degree in business studies and also trained as a barrister. She is currently a non-executive director of an NHS Trust. She had to overcome numerous obstacles to achieve her potential her story is marked by the resistance to her growth and self-realization that defines many women's experiences today. Such constrictions are a direct result of institutional sexism, which, although rife, is not only tolerated, but whole-heartedly accepted by most women as the norm.
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