About Inspiring Women

The national Inspiring Women campaign launched October 2013 and already has 20,000 amazing women ready to talk with girls in state schools about the ‘job they do’ and route they took. Our ambition is to see these women from a wide range of occupations going into state schools collectively talking to 500,000 young women. We already have 20,000 women so let’s make it 30,000 by 2017!

You can be an 18 year old Apprentice or a CEO, work for yourself or for a multi-national, be working full-time, part-time or having a career break – girls in state schools want to hear about your job, career and life experiences.

Pledge one hour a year to change young lives by volunteering to talk with girls in school.

sign up

Watch our Inspiring Women cartoon to see the campaign explained in seconds

How you can get involved

The programme is entirely free – for state schools and employers – and is a simple way to volunteer for one hour a year and make a real difference to the aspirations of young women. It is all run through our safe, secure online system on the website www.inspiringthefuture.org

Watch a video clip of Inspiring Women in action at Basildon Upper Academy.

Watch a video clip of the Inspiring Women campaign launch event (Oct 2013).

The Inspiring Women Campaign: the story so far

Read about the first 18 months of Inspiring Women in this campaign summary.

IW Campaign Summary Digital

Easy Steps to ‘Speed Career Dating’ and ‘Career Insight’ events

This short booklet gives teachers practical advice and creative ideas for how to use Inspiring Women volunteers and organise activities for students in their school or college.

Easy Steps Guide: ITF Step by step guides