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Equality, diversity and your career: gender

Find out about groups and development programmes to support gender equality in employment.

Women and the workplace

According to the Women in the Workplace Report 2018, women remain underrepresented in business at every level. The "glass ceiling" for women is still an issue in some industries while certain sectors have trouble recruiting a particular gender. For example, men are under-represented in primary school teaching.

However, there is progress in this area with an increasingly large number of employers committing to recruiting women in particular in senior positions. There is significant data demonstrating the business case for investing in women. For example read the BSR report on investing in women and the Next Billion conference.

Check out MyFuture for organisations offering advice and support, and also work experience opportunities and insight days aimed specifically at female students. Go to MyFuture

Sprint programme

The Careers Service also delivers one-day personal development programmes for students and a four-day personal development programme called Sprint. Check with a Careers Adviser or see MyFuture for details. These programmes are to encourage and build confidence, employability skills and develop networks, to support young female professionals in their careers. The next Sprint programme will be advertised on MyFuture.

Other events and groups

You can also build your professional network by:

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