Young Women's Trust is a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.

Young Women’s Trust offers support to young women aged 18 to 30, who are living on low or no pay and want to build a better future, through Work It Out. Work It Out is a free service that offers coaching and personalised feedback on CV and job applications.

We campaign for young women’s equality in the workplace, explore the issues that young women face such as the income gap and discrimination and, through our research, examine the challenges young women face. Our work is supported by corporate partners and charitable grants as well as fundraising activities and donations.

Young women are at the centre of the charity’s work: leading, designing and participating.

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Young Women’s Trust stands up for equality for young women in the UK. They do this by carrying out policy research, campaigning for change and reaching out to young women across the UK, helping them get skills and opportunities to speak truth to power. They hold women at the heart of what they do and want to get women’s experiences understood by the government.

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How we work with young women 

Young women are at the centre of the charity’s work: leading, designing and participating.

Our Young Women’s Advisory Panel is a group of 30 young women who have experience of living on low or no pay. They guide Young Women’s Trust’s work by taking part in discussions, interviewing new staff, talking to the media and writing for our blog.

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Just £25 could provide a young woman with detailed, supportive feedback on her CV and job application, giving her the best chance of securing a job interview.

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Our goals

Read our mission, vision and values

Our impact

Your support helped us achieve so much in 2022. Over 3,500 young women used our free Work It Out coaching and CV feedback service. 99% found feedback helpful and easy to understand and 93% found coaching helpful.
432 young women attended our 12 free YWTea webinars in 2022, gaining skills and insights into a variety of subjects from creating confidence from within to succeeding in an interview.
In June, we published our annual survey of over 5000 young people. The results revealed the difficulties young women in particular are facing, especially during the cost of living crisis. We took action by launching the #CostingOurFutures campaign in November so that young women’s voices could be heard in Parliament.

We hope you’ll continue to support us this year as we double our efforts to create change.

Read our annual report for 2021/22 [pdf download]

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Young Women’s Trust aspires to be a genuinely inclusive charity. We aim to achieve this through diverse representation at all levels within our staff team, our volunteers and our board.

We ensure that our charitable activities are accessible and represent all young women. We make sure our work is informed by the views, perspectives and lived experience of the young women we support and represent. We believe that principles of equity, diversity and inclusion are central to our work, culture and our impact. We aim to embed these principles in all that we do.

Our history

Young Women’s Trust started its journey as part of the YWCA, which was founded in 1855. It was rebranded as non-religious organisation Platform 51 before becoming Young Women’s Trust in 2013.

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Visit our Media Centre, where you can find our latest media releases and search our news archive.


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Our team

Meet the Young Women's Trust team of talented individuals who are fighting for economic justice for young women.

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Our mission, vision and values

Our mission is to give economic power to young women. To challenge sexist work roles and rebuild workplaces free from discrimination and inequality.

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Join our team

Here you'll find the job opportunities at the Young Women’s Trust and the benefits of working with us.