Inspiring Girls In Education
Role signposts girls in education to Role Model organisations across the UK.
We match you with with junior and middle managers who can provide information on job entry and career progressions across all industries.
Current Role Model Organisations
STEM Ambassadors are role models with a passion and expertise in any field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). There are 29,000 STEM Ambassadors across the UK, of whom over 11,000 are female. Our Ambassadors give talks and supporting workshops, attend careers events, and provide mentoring. To find out more about how you can get involved as an individual student wanting to connect with an Ambassador, please follow this link www.stemnet.org.uk or to watch STEM Ambassadors in action, visit training.stemnet.org.uk/support/videos.
The Visible Women Campaign aims to create a world where women and girls can find role models and mentors in the careers they are interested in working in regardless of their gender and the stigma attached to male dominated industries. It does this by raising aspirations; promoting mentoring and championing role models.
Girls Out Loud empowers and inspires teenage girls to have confidence, self-belief, emotional resilience and a positive self image which enables them to think big and aim for the stars. We work with employers and schools providing Big Sister mentoring for girls across the UK.
WiSET is one of the UK’s leading authorities in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education, careers advice and research. Based at Sheffield Hallam University, but operating UK wide, they work with employers, schools and government organisations undertaking research, inspiring students and mentors via Girls Days, Careers Events, Role model support and training and visible case studies.
Industrial Cadets is an industry led accreditation for workplace experiences designed to create a skilled and motivated workforce. The programme involves industry based activities where 11-19 year olds can develop personal skills and raise their awareness of careers available, at the same time enabling employers to develop a structured approach to their talent pipeline.
Please watch and the Industrial Cadets video: http://bit.ly/ICProVid
The Women's Engineering Society is a professional, not-for-profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Working in partnership, we campaign to encourage women to participate and achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders.
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.
Elevation Networks is a multi-award winning youth charity that develops the leadership potential in talented young people. We partner with outstanding employers and stakeholders to create diverse career opportunities.
EN works with young people aged 11-25 specifically focusing on groups that are traditionally underrepresented within the labour market and in certain industries. We identify these groups as ethnic minorities, women, young people from low socio-economic backgrounds, students from non-Russell group universities and young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). We registered as a charity in 2009, and now have a charitable objective which is to relieve unemployment amongst young people.
ScienceGrrl is a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science; a network of people who are passionate about passing on our love of science on to the next generation.
CharityComms is a membership network for communications professionals working in UK charities. We’re here to help raise the standards of communications across the sector, to fly the flag for communications as a vital strategic function at the heart of charities, and to connect communications professionals through sharing best practice.
ORT UK is the UK arm of World ORT, the world’s largest Jewish education and training charity. Currently operating in 56 countries, ORT helps vulnerable communities to become self-sufficient by educating and training their members in the skills they need for life.
Media Trust is a charity that gives a voice to other charities, community groups and young people through training, films, TV and volunteer matching where we connect with the media industry.
Music4U is a key project of the National Centre for Early Music's creative learning and participation programme, which seeks to build a more musically inclusive England. Music4U reaches across York, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire and provides musical engagement and development opportunities for young people aged 0-25, particularly targeting those whose life circumstances make it difficult for them to otherwise access musical learning.
Girl Geeks aims to support and develop the talents of females in STEM*.
*STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Career Girls is a free, noncommercial, online platform which showcases video clips of diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to expand their horizons, improve their academic performance, and dream big about their futures.
Women’s Sport Trust raises the visibility and increases the impact of women’s sport. Great sport can inspire ambition, challenge perceptions and send a positive message about what women and girls are capable of. The Women’s Sport Trust is helping to realise the value of sport by increasing media coverage, providing platforms for strong, diverse role models and improving the funding landscape.
Girls With Wings, We use aviation to entertain and educate girls about their limitless opportunities for personal growth.
Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.
As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, we work across film, television, radio, fashion, animation, games, visual effects, textiles, publishing,advertising, marketing communications and performing arts.
Women in the Army, When you join the Army, you can be sure the challenges, rewards and opportunities are the same whether your'e male or female. And except for a few front line combat roles, women have access to the same jobs, pay, training and promotion as men. Visit http://www.army.mod.uk/join/Women-in-the-Army.aspx
MyBigCareer was launched because of our concern about a lack of independent careers advice for young people – a key factor in boosting social mobility.
The Girls’ Network is an award winning charity that matches girls from low socio-economic backgrounds with inspirational female mentors from all walks of life. It is our mission to inspire, open doors and remove the barriers from our girls’ path to success. We operate in London, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Brighton and strive to find new ways to give our girls the best possible start in life.
Women in Journalism is a networking, campaigning, training and social organisation for women journalists who work across all the written media, from newspapers and magazines to digital media. To learn more about WIJ
Women in Logistics, The WiL Vision is to:“Improve the lives of Women in Logistics in the UK and address gender imbalance, enabling the logistics industry to benefit from female talent.”
Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.
CompTIA has launched its Dream IT initiative in the UK to provide industry professionals with the tools help more girls take up a career in tech.Dream IT will also offer advice for women who may want to make a switch to IT or re-enter the job market. As well as ready-to-use presentations and seminars for this purpose, the initiative also provides resources for young women themselves to learn more about the opportunities a career in IT can offer them.
Anita Borg Institute, ABI is a social enterprise founded on the belief that women are vital to building technology that the world needs.