We are a career and employability social enterprise on a mission to empower the next generation of INDEPENDENT career women. We do this by running programmes and courses to equip young women (between 15 years to 30 years), with skills and knowledge to thrive in any career path they choose. We do, however, place empathises on ‘stereotypically’ male-dominated roles and industries. We believe that every female can be successful regardless of their gender, ethnicity, background or socioeconomic status.
' I Graduated from University with an excellent grade in Bsc Economics (a very male-dominated degree), with great work experience and connections. But still found myself earning less money, and in staying in junior roles in comparison to my male counterparts. I soon realised I lacked the skillset and confidence to talk about my achievement and abilities to employers., also I felt extremely uncomfortable talking about money. Finally, I had a fear of taking risks which held me back. After studying about the gender pay gap, I realised that a lot of women face the same issues. I never wanted another girl to go through what I went through, especially the ones who don't have the opportunities that I had. Ms Independent was born'
Zoe Garsh - Founder of Ms Independent Global
In 2020, only 5% of FTSE 100 CEOs are women. The FTSE 250 is even further behind, with just 2% being CEO's.
57% of female's in the UK have never attempted to negotiate a pay rise, and that men are 23% more likely to negotiate a rise at all stages of their careers.
Fewer than one in five small and medium-sized enterprises in the U.K. are led by women. While women in the UK outnumber men by around 1 million, there are twice as many male entrepreneurs as females
There are many reasons why the gender pay still exists in many industries. However, for us, we felt that it is important to focus on developing female students, career connections, skillset and confidence. We want girls to have the skills, knowledge and connections to be successful independent career women in ANY career their choose.
- We don't hate men, we're just focused on empower women
We believe that everyone is equal, but everyone is unique
Being a woman shouldn't affect your role or your paycheck
We love to learn and laugh
" I have learnt that I can be
WOMEN RULE "