DID YOU KNOW...?
In 2020, only 5% of FTSE 100 CEOs were women. The FTSE 250 is even further behind, with just 2% being CEO's.
Fewer than 1 in 5 small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK are led by women. While women in the UK outnumber men by around 1 million, there are twice as many male entrepreneurs as females.
57% of females in the UK have never attempted to negotiate a pay rise, whilst men are 23% more likely to negotiate a rise at all stages of their careers.
There are many reasons why the gender pay gap still exists.
However, for us, we feel it is important to focus on supporting female students through developing their career connections, skillset and confidence.
We want to see 50% of women in senior positions, 50% starting businesses and 50% in all industries.
And we want all girls to make an informed and confident decision about their careers.
Since our launch in 2016...
cities we have delivered our programmes in.
high schools, colleges, universities and youth centre's we have worked with
young women feel more confident about entering the working world & wanted to learn this at an earlier age
female students have been through a Ms Independent Global Programme
We don't hate men - we're just focussed on empowering 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 graduated from university with an excellent grade in Bsc Economics (a very male-dominated degree), with great work experience and connections.
But I still found myself earning less money, and staying in junior roles in comparison to my male counterparts.
I soon realised I lacked the skillset and confidence to talk about my achievements and abilities to employers, and I also felt extremely uncomfortable talking about money. I had a fear of taking risks which was holding me back.
After studying 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.
And so Ms Independent was born."
Zoe Garsh - Founder of Ms Independent Global
We run programmes in schools, colleges, universities and youth organisations across Greater London and South London.
They shed a positive light on stereotypically male-dominated industries and roles, with the goal of empowering young women to think differently about what is available to them.
Our programmes focus on developing transferable careers skills through a series of dynamic and energetic workshops and work experience.
"I have learnt to start investing in my future right now"