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16th April 2014

Campaign asking boys which female characters they admire

16th April 2014

A campaign is asking boys – of all ages – to say which female characters they admire and like. This is to help dispel the myth that boys don’t like to read about girls. Read the contributions on Guardian Witness This links to our Inspiring Women campaign which shows women can be career role models […]

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9th December 2013

A’ Levels reinforce subject gender stereotypes

9th December 2013

Institute of Physics says 49% of state-funded mixed schools in England are “reinforcing gender stereotypes” in terms of the subjects students study at A-level. It says some schools are failing to counter the idea that certain subjects are for girls and others are for boys. Join our Inspiring Women campaign to counteract job gender stereotyping. […]

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9th October 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’

9th October 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’ highlights progress made since its national launch in July 2013. It shows how the free Inspiring the Future programme connects state schools/colleges and employers to help young people make better informed decisions about jobs, careers and HE. Read ‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’

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4th June 2013

Girls’ job choices & aspirations need broadening

4th June 2013

Women’s Business Council says we need to broaden girls’ aspirations and job choices before the start of their working lives by creating a partnership between schools, business and parents. Chair of the Women’s Business Council and chief executive of MITIE, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE said: “Our recommendations are for both Government and the business community, and […]

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19th March 2013

Nothing in Common: career aspirations explored

19th March 2013

A new Taskforce report ‘Nothing in Common’ maps the career aspirations of 10,729 British teenagers against the projected demand for UK employment over the period 2010-2020 as established by UKCES analysts. It shows that their aspirations have ‘nothing in common’ with projected employment demand. The report includes full details of teenage occupational aspirations segmented by […]

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