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 would not 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 young women
  • 41% 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 

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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.