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Women In

As a proud female butcher, I'm on a mission to smash through gender norms and pave the way for more women to join the meat world. From challenging stereotypes to battling discrimination, it's all about creating a more inclusive and equal playing field.

Step into the butcher's realm and let's carve out a new future together!

It's no secret that there's a shortage of woman in butchery which is traditionally a very male dominated area, and it's my mission to get a better gender balance in the workforce as well as breaking down the barriers both sides have that prevent women from pursuing a career in this industry.


I am proud to be part of growing movement of women who are breaking down gender barriers and challenging traditional stereotypes. Despite progress in recent years, there are still challenges that women in butchery face, such as unequal pay, lack of representation at higher levels of management, and continued misogyny in the workplace. Hopefully, by raising awareness and advocating for change, we are making strides towards greater equality and inclusion in the industry.

Challenging the Industry's Sexism and Discrimination

As a woman in the industry, I could share countless stories about the negative experiences I've encountered. Sadly, this is an experience common among butchers from the LGBTQI+ and ethnic minority communities. It's imperative to advocate for these groups as well, as individuals in the industry who hold outdated and offensive views towards women are likely to hold the same discriminatory beliefs towards these communities too.

As butchery has traditionally been seen as a male dominated profession, gender stereotypes still persist that discourage women from entering the field, make it harder for them to succeed, or harder for them to continue to love for industry. These stereotypes can still lead to discrimination, harassment, and a lack of respect from colleagues and customers.

The Importance of Women in the Butchery Industry

The meat industry is seeing a shift towards more women joining the field and making significant contributions. Women excel in the role of butchers for various reasons, including their keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills, and lack of ego.

When there are few women in a profession, it can be harder for women to break into the field or feel that they belong. This lack of representation can also make it harder for women to find mentors or role models who can support their career growth.

If you're interested in pursuing a career in butchery or want to support women in the field, there are resources available such as women's networking groups and training programs and I am currently working behind the scenes on some exciting projects to add some first hand experience to getting more women into butchery. Don't be afraid to seek out mentors and allies who can offer guidance and support along the way, and I am always thrilled to be contacted by women who are in the industry, or want to join but don't know how. I will always help out however I can.

If you'd like me to speak about this topic on a podcast or event, please do not hesitate to get in touch!


The global professional community for women working across the meat industry!

 A professional networking group founded in 2015 to help promote and champion the meat sector as a positive career choice for women where everyone can express their full potential.

They're here to inspire all women, build an empowered, connected community and provide the tools needed for success through the power of mentorship, shared knowledge, forging genuine connections and energising events.

Interested in joining or learning more? Hit the link below!

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