Hackney,
08
January
2016
|
12:04
Europe/London

Inspiring women wanted to empower younger females

inspiringyoungwomen.jpg

Are you a woman who lives or works in Hackney with an inspiring career or successfully operating in a typically male-dominated job or sector?

Then we want you to inspire and empower the next generation of young Hackney women to broaden their horizons and aspirations, smash glass ceilings, and think outside the career box.

Hackney Council is holding its inaugural Inspiring Young Hackney Women event on Tuesday, 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day.

The day will see local ladies share their stories in a bid to motivate and galvanise young women from a range of Hackney schools, who will then take those narratives back to their peers.

 

Cllr Sophie Linden, Cabinet Member for Crime, Sustainability and Customer Services, Hackney Council
Sadly, for a number of socially-ingrained reasons, young women continue to lag behind their male peers when it comes to career aspirations.

It is so important that from a young age, women are empowered with the knowledge, confidence and tools to aim high.

Inspiring Young Hackney Women will bring together local women from a range of professions and backgrounds to talk to the younger generation about the vast, exciting possibilities that await them in the working world.

We would really like women to get in touch and take part in inspiring others by sharing their stories.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Cabinet Member for Crime, Sustainability and Customer Services, Hackney Council

If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Jane Ball as soon as possible on email: jane.ball@hackney.gov.uk; by phone: 020 8356 8338; or by direct message @hackneycouncil.

The event will comprise a Q&A with panellists followed by a ‘speed-dating’-style event, which will allow the younger women to talk to speakers and participants in smaller groups, followed by an opportunity to network.

The Council will shortlist those who have got in touch in the coming weeks.