According to research, girls as young as six years old perceive “being brilliant” as a male trait – and the research also shows that boys are more likely to have better job potential. To bridge this gap, a new platform directed at mending gender differences and helping girls in their career paths has cropped up, known as Modern Muse.
ModernMuse.org allows those aged eight and over to connect with successful women doing jobs they are interested in.
It was set up after research showed 76 per cent of primary-aged girls feel encouraged when they see a woman doing a job they want to do.
The free platform targets parents, schools, universities and firms to unite female talent.
It was launched by Karen Gill and Maxine Benson, who also founded gender pay gap campaign Everywoman.
Girls from different backgrounds are given access to “Muses” who share their success stories. Karen states: “Every working woman needs a role model they can relate to. Modern Muse will give girls the tools to make that important first step in their career and ensure parents and teachers know what is required. We would like to see every girl more informed, inspired, connected and empowered to achieve the career of her dreams.”
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