Question Time: Women and the future of optics

Chair: Dr Cindy Tromans
Dame Mary Perkins, Jayne Abel, Sali Davis, Shamina Asif, Lynne Fernandes, Ranjit Sandhu

Women significantly outnumber men in the optical workplace. While female support staff have always outnumbered their male counterparts it’s only in the last 10 years or so that the numbers of female professional staff have overtaken the men. How does this change affect the profession and its ability to serve the public? Our expert panel, made up of women from the profession will discuss whether the needs of the profession have changed in the last 10 years, what today’s big issues are and whether the women, and the men, who make up the profession are getting a fair deal.