I don’t work for free, that’s a firm rule. But when Helen asked me to help with making a series of podcasts with women in tech for International Women’s Day, I said yes without hesitation.
I’m proud of the work we did today, all of us, in collaboration. I know that you’ll get great value out of listening to the stories of the women we met and worked with.
But whatever the financial value, whatever I might have been paid ordinarily for a day like today can only represent a tiny, tiny fraction of the value of unpaid physical and emotional labour as well as financial support given to me by the women whose homes and lives I’ve shared over the years, support which continues to today.
Thank you, all of you, mother and sister, grandmothers and aunts, girlfriends and wives, I love you all.