Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day. Its theme was #BalanceforBetter. We posted a series of thoughts from our supporters about the changes they’d witnessed – and those they hoped still to see – in the gender balance in the IP professions.
No discussion on gender balance would be complete, of course, without mentioning the thorny topic of positive discrimination. So what better time to revisit a 2017 blog post from IP Inclusive leader Andrea Brewster? In the post, here, Andrea explores the arguments for and against positive discrimination, and why, in her view, it’s important sometimes to be proactive about redressing the balance.