• The need to change perceptions

    51% believe the City is more a place for boys to work than girls

    67% of young women (11 - 21 years old) believe that they do not have the same chances as men

  • Barriers to success

    73% of young women (11 - 21 years old) agree that women have to work much harder than men to succeed

    52% (aged 11 - 21) of young women are worried about getting a job after they leave education

    10 girls to every 1 boy believe that they will face discrimination at some point during their career

Our Initiatives

She Can Be…

Working in partnership with Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and Teach First, we are seeking to change young women’s perception and empower them to make informed decisions about their careers to see the City as not only a viable, but an exciting career option for them.

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With our partners, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal will strive to narrow gaps that exist in the City and beyond between those who have and those who do not and help to ensure that everyone is empowered to succeed.

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