A Skilled City

A step forward

  • 36%

    36% of girls and young women aged 11-21 are put off certain jobs by the abuse high profile women receive online (Girl Guides 2022) 

  • 77%

    77% of 17-21 year olds think women have to work much harder than men to succeed (Girl Guides 2021)

  • 53%

    53% of 17-21 year olds feel there are certain careers they are expected to do because they are female (Girl Guides 2020)

How are we doing that?

Our initiatives

We Can Be

We Can Be is our series of workshops and events that help young women see the City as a viable career option. The initiative helps develop skills, ambitions, and gives exposure to other women in the City. 

How does it work?

    Executive Summary Download information on our sessions
    Contact us About taking part in We Can Be events
    Corporate Partners How to become an Appeal partner

How does it work

Empowering young women to make informed decisions about their careers 

We Can Be aims aims to boost young women’s confidence in their abilities by equipping them with the tools to consider careers in the City, if they want one.

Our upcoming events

WeCanBe FutureReady

The impact of our work

  • 78%

    78% of young women will consider a role in the City after the event

  • 84%

    84% of participants were confident they could have the career they wanted

  • 86%

    86% of businesses agree that they understand how young women feel about entering the workspace

“We are delighted to continue our support for We Can Be in 2023.

We are committed to creating a more inclusive and skilled city and, by engaging with and developing talent early through initiatives like We Can Be, we hope to attract more young people from all walks of life.”


John Jopp
Head of Front Office, LGT Wealth Management

Contact us to take part in We Can Be

Photo of Lydia GarrattWe Can Be: Lydia Garratt (Smith and Williamson)

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