Judith Hardisty

I grew up on a farm in Yorkshire, where I learnt a lot about gender roles and expectations that I didn’t conform to.

I studied languages at university and learnt about cultures, about the things that make us different and things that make us the same.

I like to make things better for people, and my career has been about improving services in the public and private sectors. I love working with individuals, leaders and organisations around change and engagement, with diversity and inclusion at the core of what I do. 

I am Co-Lead of the new Gender Equality Network at the Health and Safety Executive, raising awareness of gender issues, challenging stereotypes, supporting people to speak up against bullying, harassment and discrimination and informing HSE policy.  We run regular GENtalks to inform, engage and inspire people about gender equality.

I have chickens in my back-garden, it’s the farmer in me.