Will you help change the lives of young women in the Tees Valley area?
“We know that the pandemic has affected women more than men, as they bear the brunt of childcare and job losses. There has never been a better time to drive forward The Power of Women agenda and to counter these setbacks and emerge stronger. We know women are great for business and with enough focus, passion, determination and support, we can continue our journey with even more vigour. Women are particularly skilled at working together to achieve a common aim - let’s do it!”
Angela LockwoodChief Executive, North Star
“Our findings clearly show that children start to rule out career options from an early age and their choices are often influenced by what they see in the media. This highlights the pressing need for closer ties between employers and schools, to ensure that all children have access to role models in a wide range of sectors to help them develop an awareness of career options at an early age. This is vital to ensure that all children can fulfil their full potential.”
Dr Elnaz KashefpakdelHead of Research, Education and Employers
“The lack of access to role models and awareness of the different jobs is a particular concern for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. But there is a simple solution that is easy to implement. All children, regardless of their social background, where they live or the jobs their parents do, should have the same chance to meet people doing a wide range of jobs to help them understand the vast opportunities open to them.”
Professor Becky FrancisDirector of UCL Institute of Education
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