Today the Lord Mayor, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE and Miriam González Durántez, Partner at Dechert LLP and wife of the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, attended a unique careers fair featuring women doing a wide range of jobs at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School for girls in Islington. Follow us #inspirationalwomen @Edu_Employers
The aim was to show the huge range of jobs that women do around the City of London from a Cannon to a banker, from a chef to an architect. This is part of the national Inspiring Women campaign. The 106 women talking with girls included: the Head of HMRC, a choreographer, a Buckingham Palace Guide, a barrister, a yoga teacher, a theatre director, a structural engineer, a doctor, a professor and a poet.
Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf: “Today’s event is about demonstrating to girls that they can achieve anything – there are no barriers to talent. We want to empower young women to seize exciting opportunities and explore the wide range of career paths in the City. There is a clear business case for attracting more female talent, and for creating pathways for women to progress to the top jobs. Getting lucky and saying ‘yes’ was an important part of my own professional journey and, as only the second female Lord Mayor in 800 years, I am committed to supporting women to join the next generation of City leaders.”