As part of shaping future priorities for gender equality, Melanie Dawes, Civil Service Gender Champion, introduces the first of two blog posts from women and men describing their stories.
Jo Scott-Nicholls works in a job share at the Department for International Development as Head of the Protecting Children Hub, in the Children Youth & Education Department.
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