North East Times returns with its fourth Women’s Issue. As editor, I believe it’s important to produce this annual issue, shining a light on some of the amazing women who are achieving great things in our region – spanning all levels and sectors. The research into the gender pay gap and the number of women on boards and in senior positions show inequalities based on gender, do exist in the workplace. Improvements are being made but progress is slow. I therefore think it’s important to raise the profile of local women who are pushing the boundaries of their sectors – to help inspire everyone.