About Us


Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce but only around 13% of those working in STEM occupations*, and less than 20% of senior managers in the City**

We aim to be a force for change towards securing equal opportunities for young women in traditionally male dominated fields. We want young women to be able to explore with confidence the professional and academic opportunities available in these areas and to help them build CVs to succeed.

Our focus areas are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Economics & Finance.

Many employers and academic institutions are working hard to try to improve equality in their organisations but still too often women are underrepresented in the pool of high-quality applicants. We want to help to change this.

We offer mentoring and scholarship funding to young women interested in science or finance through a network of partner schools.

Our Programme


Mentoring

Mentoring

Each participant is matched with a female mentor who will meet with them monthly to support their personal development, helping them to build their experience and skills in their area of interest and their confidence in themselves.

Scholarship Funding

Scholarship Funding

Participants are awarded £500 of scholarship funding at the beginning of the programme. The money allows participants to access materials, events and experiences related to their area of interest. Each mentor will help manage the scholarship funding to ensure it has the maximum impact for the participant.

Community

Community

As part of the programme participants will work on a project to help support other young women from their community to develop their interest in science or finance.

The programme has been designed to develop participants’ understanding of and experience in their area of interest, in addition to building their skills and CV more generally.

*Source: WISE Campaign 2014 statistics accessed August-2015. Note this figure is less than 10% if health-related occupations are excluded. https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/resources

**Source: Financial Times Sexism and the City data accessed August-2015. http://www.ft.com/