L'Oréal's HR Director on encouraging females into STEM careers

L'Oréal's HR Director on encouraging females into STEM careers

Girls start to rule out what they can and can’t do by the age of six. This shocking finding, published in a journal called Science, found that girls start to see themselves as less talented than boys at just six years old - a decline in confidence that’s believed to impact on their career trajectory.

Compounding this issue, research commissioned by L’Oréal found that on average 55% of 16-18 year-old full time students are not studying science. Of those, more than a third (40%) said it was because they don’t think science would lead to a career they want to do, and just under a third (29%) feel they are no good at science.

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Comments (1)

  • Jane Nicholson
    Jane Nicholson
    Fri, 1 Sep 2017 2:17pm BST
    As the mother of a daughter applying to study Chemistry, I fully support this initiative. She changed school for 6th form from her girls school to a mixed school so that she could have a larger cohort of scientists around her (for some A level classes she would have been the only student if she had stayed at her last school!)

    Well done L'Oréal.

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