Building equal workplaces

Young women face discrimination at work every day.

Our report Picking Up the Pieces, found that

  • Over a third of young women wouldn’t report sexual harassment for fear of being fired
  • 2 in 5 young women said they have experienced sexism in the workplace
  • 21% of young women said they have been paid less than a male colleague in their workplace to do the same or similar work
  • 41% of Black young women said they had been discriminated against when in, or looking for, work because of their ethnicity, as did 28% of Asian young women and 22% of Mixed Ethnicity
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  • 41 per cent of young women with a disability or long-term condition said that they had been discriminated against because of this when working or looking for work

Read Picking Up the Pieces report 

Pay equality for younger workers

In his Spending Review in November 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the government would extend the National Living Wage to 23 and 24 year olds. We welcome this move, but will continue to make the case that it should be extended to all younger workers, who should be paid the same as older workers when they are doing the same job.

Paid less, worth less? Read the report

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Paid less, worth less?

Hear stories from young women who have been paid less because of their age.

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Smashing career stereotypes

We want to break down barriers to opportunities for young women, so they can smash career stereotypes and be anything they want to be.