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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