Bethan Jones
Posted on 8 Mar 2016

Michelmores partners with The Education and Employers Taskforce to celebrate International Women's Day

Michelmores and The Education and Employers Taskforce have joined together to celebrate International Women's Day by hosting ‘What’s my Line’ assemblies at Exeter's Montgomery Primary School and Holy Trinity CE Primary School, London.

The events, which took place on 8 March 2016, saw pupils ask a series of 'yes' or 'no' questions to a panel of four women to try and guess their occupations.

Job roles included a Firearms & Explosives Licensing Manager with the Police, a Solicitor, a Picture Editor, a Lecturer in Clinical Linguistics and a Director of Communications.

The Education and Employers programme 'Inspiring the Future' aims to provide young people with the inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential.  The charity also works to connect state schools and colleges to employers and people from the world of work through its secure matchmaking website.

Volunteers − from apprentices to CEOs, are encouraged to sign-up and pledge just one hour a year to attend an event or workshop at a state school or college in their local area.

Alice Thompson, Deputy Head at Montgomery Primary School said:

"The assembly was a great success - the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and gained a huge amount in terms of broadening their understanding of how the work they do in school now can help them in the future, as well as combating gender stereotyping in job roles."

"It was a fantastic and inspiring way to mark International Women's Day."
The event was coordinated by Michelmores' Diversity & Inclusivity Committee alongside The Education and Employers Taskforce, with the aim of raising awareness of gender bias in the workplace.

To sign up to be a volunteer at a school or college near you please visit the Inspiring the Future website.