Girls’ job choices and aspirations need broadening

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 cover every stage of women’s working lives. Our actions must start with girls and young women if we are to make a lasting impact.

“The strategy we set will help to unblock the talent pipeline that for so long has restricted women from reaching the most senior levels in business – and deliver long-term economic benefits for the UK.”

Inspiring the Future volunteer Gladys Lawson and Ruby McGregor Smith on BBC Radio 4’s. Today programme talking about girls’ aspirations and where they look for career advice.

Read the full press release. New report aims to boost women’s role in economic growth.