WeWork, Soho, March 22nd, 2017
Miriam is founder and chairwoman of Inspiring Women, a UK mentoring campaign which now has a global focus on raising the aspirations of young girls around the world by connecting girls and female role models. Miriam re-ignited the fire in our mission to educate the next generation of girls to be strong women, and personified a BroadMinded role model – ambitious, focused, and pushing to take other women with her to the top.
Some of the insights Miriam shared were shocking but maybe not surprising; that
confidence starts to drop for girls from as young as 10 years old, that girls start to believe their career opportunities are limited to the 5 Cs (caring, catering, cashiering, clerical, cleaning) from as young as 6 years old, and that girls stop speaking up when boys are in the classroom. Clearly there is a lot of work to be done encouraging girls to share the confidence young boys have in their abilities and position in the world.
We hope you were therefore inspired to join her brilliant campaign Inspiring Women – they ask for only one hour of your time to spend at a local school sharing details of your work and career to inspire young girls about the options available to them. We’re signed up already!
Click here to read more about the campaign