Judy LockhartYour name and position?
Judy Lockhart, Clinical Educator and PhD student, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

What have been your key career achievements?
3MT was a recent highlight, being able to share my research and my passion for supporting access to services for children with developmental language disorders. Professionally my career highlights are the big and small changes in my clients and the occasional email from a previous student thanking me for lessons learnt in their clinical placement as they settle into 'real life work'.

Have you faced any barriers as a woman?
Working in a profession that is predominately women means that the concept of 'glass ceiling' is not as relevant although finding work fits in dual role of caregiver and therapist is challenging.

What areas are you particularly passionate about that you would like to see change for women in the future?
I would like to see more women in leadership roles in education and health. I would like more flexible and creative ways to look at work so that families and those with a disability can better participate and engage in meaningful contributions to the world.

Can you suggest how young women, at any stage of their career or study, can overcome barriers and progress towards gender parity?
Women should seek mentors and support each other in the journey towards gender parity.

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