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Girls’ School

  • Emily Flynn and Suzanne Flynn
  • Interview by: Jess Boydon


I was at an all girls school

typical of those days,

and the careers teacher,

the only career I could go into doing technical subjects

was being a teacher, and there's nothing wrong with that,

or a nurse, and there's nothing wrong with that.

But you notice it was a nurse, not a doctor,

that I was recommended.

Things have changed a bit I think.

I think they have.

Definitely have.

I sometimes find it quite hard to understand

that some people still think it's not

a careers for girls, or girls are put off.

But I think because for me it was so normalized,

it never crossed my mind that

if that's what I wanted to do I couldn't do it.

I think the other thing for me as an engineer,

I studied it because I had an actual aptitude for it

but also as a fallback, because originally

I wanted to be a pilot, and I was too small.

It's offered me a wonderful career

and actually if you asked me now and said,

well now's your opportunity to be a pilot,

I actually wouldn't change it.

I would agree with that.


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