As an openly gay woman, have you had to overcome barriers in your career?
I’m sure I’ve experienced some barriers because of my sexual orientation and gender presentation (which leans toward the masculine). But it’s impossible to know for sure about the opportunities that don’t come your way, and it would drive you mad if you were constantly worried about that.
Everyone has challenges and advantages. I’ve never felt I haven’t been taken seriously at work – something many female executives say they experience. I suspect my gender presentation may be an ‘advantage’ in that area – though I’m mindful, as a feminist, that we need to work as a society to correct all forms of bias.