Different women, Different places is a comparative study of the lives and experiences of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse women leading and working in the UK and beyond.
As individuals of any age, when we find ourselves in a group; either in a work context or a social situation, the thing that often stands out is what makes us different, not how we might be the same. The difference can be gender, race, sexuality, age or education; but the list is endless and changing. As a result, we look for others who have had similar experiences, positive or negative – as the #metoo campaign demonstrates.
The purpose of the study is to capture the contribution of a wide range of women, in all sectors of society who are often hiding in plain sight and to see development and change.
It is easy to think of history as linear, as a larger number of women today are enjoying a better level of equality in Western societies than at any time before. However the truth is, women through history have gained and lost power at different times.
As progress and change is not inevitable; but nuanced – we need to take action to ensure women have a life of dignity and fairness. Tavistock Institute is pleased to be sponsoring this project and supporting the development of the second edition of this innovative research.
For more information about the study visit www.differentwomen.co.uk