Welcome

This International Women’s Day, Engender is charting the work done by women across Scotland.

We know much of the work done by women – caring, looking after households, making sure everyone is supported – is often undervalued and invisible. And we know that without this work, the work done by others would not happen.

Use this site to read about women’s work, browse our Twitter feed and learn more about why we are #MakingWorkVisible.

We also want to hear from you about all the work you’re doing today. Tell us by live-tweeting your day using the #MakingWorkVisible hashtag, by leaving us a comment here, or by sharing you day with us on stories on Instagram at @engender.scot.

Powered by Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy organisation.

Jen Ang (she/her) (@jenanglaw)2.45pm. Coffee break. Head over to @PayGapApp for inspiration. Pure genius 😂 #MakingWorkVisible #IWD2022 Jen Ang (she/her) (@jenanglaw)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 14:52
Jen Ang (she/her) (@jenanglaw)7.45am. Remember that I have forgotten to put out recycling. #MakingWorkVisible #IWD2022 Jen Ang (she/her) (@jenanglaw)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 11:00
Dr Ashley Dee (@itsashleydee)Forgot to mention I emptied the bin on the walk to get Frank to sleep this morning. So. Much. Multitasking. #MakingWorkVisible Dr Ashley Dee (@itsashleydee)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 14:03
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)Grabbed something to eat, stuck a second load of washing as noticed Rosie was a little short on clean school unifor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 13:35
Lynn Williams (@Carer49)I can’t remember the last time I spent more than 5 minutes throwing food down ma throat. #IWD2022 #MakingWorkVisible Lynn Williams (@Carer49)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:11
Clare MacGillivray 🧡 (@Clare_MacG)#MakingWorkVisible Took the youngest to school. He was late (sorry @MrReynoldsRHSHT his ma was too busy saying hi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Clare MacGillivray 🧡 (@Clare_MacG)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 09:06
Dr Meryl Kenny (@merylkenny)Happy #IWD2022  up at 6.30 before tiny human awakens. Laundry in, bits of dinner defrosting, dishwasher emptied, ca… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Dr Meryl Kenny (@merylkenny)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 07:26
Jen Ang (she/her) (@jenanglaw)12.20pm. Do the dishes, do the laundry, make lunch. Achieving close to personal best = 20 mins total. Lunch for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Jen Ang (she/her) (@jenanglaw)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 12:39
KVincent (@KVincent7)Sitting in the bathtub, sending my apology emails for meetings as that's the only place we get signal during power… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… KVincent (@KVincent7)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:38
Elena Soper (@elenasoper)Exciting meeting now meaning I get to go back into Parliament for the first time since covid with Laurie to do some… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Elena Soper (@elenasoper)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 11:04
Anna Auld (@AnnaAuld)While I love my cloth nappies, they are more work, adding 3 washing loads to the other 5 a week. And the mental loa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Anna Auld (@AnnaAuld)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:17
Prof Valerie Egdell (@valerie_egdell)Quick sandwich while checking we have ordered everything we need in tomorrow’s supermarket order. We tend to do the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Prof Valerie Egdell (@valerie_egdell)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 12:53
Dr Sarah Bennison (@Punsetcetera)I'm I supposed to include photos? Ocht well, there isn't enough time in the day, my wee lists will have to suffice. 📋✅ #MakingWorkVisible Dr Sarah Bennison (@Punsetcetera)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:41
Prof Valerie Egdell (@valerie_egdell)Have spent most of the morning so far feeding (we must be due a growth spurt), burping, changing and chatting with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Prof Valerie Egdell (@valerie_egdell)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 11:19
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