After talking to the ladies I met in the PDR building about the women’s roles within design, I thought of Assistant. The Designer Breakfasts talk I was recommended to watch spoke of an equal quota between the genders when studying design, but the female quata drops dramatically when it comes to design in the studio. Women seem to take on or be talked into taking on more organisational roles within the comapny and taking a step back from producing design work.
Also, referring to the Everyday Sexism website again, women report working in higher roles within companies and being expected to take the notes in meetings and make tea. Men asking to speak to a manager and not accepting that the are the manager, being assumed they are the bosses PR when they are the boss, etc.