This is what Leeds residents had to say about International Women's Day 2019

This year's International Women's Day theme, Balance For Better, inspired our Yorkshire Evening Post panel question this week.

Friday, 15th March 2019, 2:11 pm
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 2:13 pm
Participants dressed in suffragette period costume take part in CARE International's Walk in Her Shoes march in central London, to mark International Women's Day.

We asked our team of panellists if Leeds is a land of opportunity for women and how diversity can be improved. Read more on this topic: The pledges you can make to help women and girls in Leeds

Even though we are in an era that celebrates all women I think we need to do more about period poverty and the tax itself. We could have boxes of free supplies around Leeds for homeless women when they get their period.
As a woman in politics, Id really like to see more women get involved, as an MP, or being involved at association/local level. I think women are often put off. Politics is so much more than the Westminster bubble!

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I think there are more opportunities than ever for women but we need to look at unconscious bias. Theres no way I could work in an office in the city centre and do school and nursery pick ups and drop offs.
Life choices matter. You have the right to be treated fairly. There will never be such a thing as equality of outcome, as success is the reward of competence. Levels of competence differ greatly in individuals.
I believe that there is a fairly level playing field when in comes to equality in the workplace. There are measures in place to ensure that if you are capable to do a job then you are good enough.
I agree that we need to look at unconscious bias, for instance the observation is true whether the parent is female or male.