Women & Innovation

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Illuminating Gender Inequality With Data: Our Year Exploring the Problem

ThirdShift uses data to make gender inequality in the home more visible, so we can fix it. This blog explores what the problem looks like in 2021, and how it is affecting us all.  It should not come as a surprise in the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis described as a “she-cession”, that gender inequality remains a persistent problem. Just over a year ago, I read Invisible Women.… Read More »Illuminating Gender Inequality With Data: Our Year Exploring the Problem

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Want Some Good News About Domestic Violence? Here’s One Person Making a Difference

Domestic violence is not a heart warming issue to read about. But this post attempts find some “good news” at a time when we could all use something to smile about. There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence related calls due to lockdowns for coronavirus. Refuge, the UK’s largest domestic abuse charity, reported a 700% spike in calls to its helpline in a single day. So now is… Read More »Want Some Good News About Domestic Violence? Here’s One Person Making a Difference

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Introducing ThirdShift

Welcome to the ThirdShift Blog! ThirdShift is creating a more equal world by changing the way busy parents work and stay connected. Originally founded to solve the problem of Mental Load – the mental work of managing and organising a household. This is work that’s disproportionately done by women, is mostly invisible, and continues to be a significant barrier to gender equality in the workplace. Mental Load goes hand in… Read More »Introducing ThirdShift