Breaking the glass ceiling for women entering the workplace

by | Oct 14, 2020 | News

On Tuesday, 13th October 2020, Keep Britain Working and The Prince’s Trust hosted a webinar together through the Brilliant Breakfast initiative to discuss inequality for women in the workplace and ideas for how we can all ensure the pandemic does not further halt progress, with the ultimate goal of raising money for the Brilliant Breakfast which will be used to support women and girls through The Prince’s Trust programmes. 

The key speakers on our panel included:

  • Elise Williams (Ambassador from The Prince’s Trust)
  • Elizabeth Bagger (Director, Institute for Family Business)
  • Amanda Mackenzie (Chief Executive, Business in the Community)
  • Linda Ford (CEO, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)

Research published in the last few months highlights how women have been affected during the pandemic:

  • PWC found that 80% of those who have lost their jobs since the COVID crisis began are women and two-thirds of these are aged 18-34. 
  • Women are one third more likely to work in a sector that has been or is now shut down than men
  • In its  “Women in the Workplace” report, Lean In and McKinsey & Company found that 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce due to the impact of Covid-19

Help us raise funds to support women entering the workplace. All monies raised will go to The Prince’s Trust and will be used to support women develop skills for employment on all their programmes. The programmes offered by the charity give young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. To make a donation, visit our page here.

If you missed our webinar, you can watch the full recording below.

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