The Inspiring Women campaign is delighted to announce that in partnership with the British Council China we are officially launching Inspiring Women China.
The official launch event took place on Sunday 4th December in Beijing. Amongst guests were Her Majesty’s Ambassador to China, Dame Barbara Woodward DCMG OBE; Paralympic gold medalist Susie Rodgers; Carma Elliott CMG OBE, Director of British Council China and Ching Tien, founder of Educating Girls of Rural China in attendance.
Since its launch in 2013 the Inspiring Women campaign, run by the charity Education and Employers, has connected over 20,000 amazing women with over 500,000 school girls. Our range of events, including those held with Aston Martin, the Ministry of Defence and the London Stock Exchange, would not have been possible without the dedication of our amazing Inspiring Women volunteers. We are now able to reach young women in the world’s leading economy, helping to breakdown gender stereotypes and broaden horizons.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, for their continued support for the campaign. Jennifer Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said “we are extremely proud of our association with the Inspiring Women campaign which already provides such valuable counsel to young women across the UK. The programme’s international expansion to China is very exciting as it will give even more young women the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the vast array of career options available to them.”
“It is through programmes such as this that Education and Employers are making great strides in helping to break barriers for women to enter particular industries. Ultimately, these efforts will improve workplace diversity which is essential in today’s modern business world. I hope that companies across China will sign up to Inspiring Women so that together, we can all help young women around the world, to realise their potential, take charge of their futures and become tomorrow’s leaders.”
We are incredibly excited about what the future holds for our Inspiring Women campaign and the opportunity to help raise the aspirations of young women on a global scale.
To sign up to volunteer with Inspiring Women, register for free on our website.
To see photos from the launch event check out the Flickr album.
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