THE FEMALE LEAD HAS UNVEILED ITS PIONEERING RESEARCH INTO WHY WOMEN HAVE STILL NOT ACHIEVED EQUAL PROGRESSION AND PAY IN THE WORKPLACE
Social conditioning means that women feel less deserving than men creating a gap of entitlement that’s directly impacting women’s careers.
This does not mean that women are the problem or are less ambitious or skilled. No indeed. It means that historic societal expectations, family mental load and opaque corporate systems make it harder for women to rise to the top. There are persistent problems.
Which is why The Female Lead is campaigning to;
THE RESEARCH REVEALS MYTHS AND OUTDATED ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT WHO WOMEN ARE AND WHAT THEY WANT
“The myth-busting in here is incredibly valuable and helps to focus on the real issues that need to be addressed. These issues are not for women to solve for ourselves –our ambition, capabilities, commitment are not in question – but about dismantling some entrenched, limiting biases that still exist in the workplace and beyond.”
Lucy Davis, Marketing at Google UK
Find out more
2-minute animated video to explain the outdated myths
and persistent problems.
8-minute explainer video with Dr Terri Apter, members of our
advisory board and one research participant
In 2021, The Female Lead will spearhead Close The Entitlement Gap to a broad media and social audience
Women are not born with an ‘unentitled mindset’; it is learned behaviour. It evolves from experiences and conditioning which encourages women to expect less, not to take up too much space, not to demand more.
Our mission at The Female Lead is to Close The #EntitlementGap. And we invite everyone to make it their mission too.
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WHAT IS THE FEMALE LEAD GOING TO DO?
Help to shape and inform new Policies and Processes in work and government – to level the playing field
Provide expert and tailored content for women to upskill whilst there is an uneven playing field
Help girls by showing them how women navigate these extra challenges to home and work life (in films, in content and especially in our new book – Female Lead II)
THE FEMALE LEAD
The Female Lead is an educational charity dedicated to finding the factors that limit women’s choices and fulfilment and amplifies their voices in order to drive change and improve economic outcomes.
Women’s voices and stories have been ignored and undervalued. Girls learn early on that society expects them to follow a narrow version of success. The Female Lead shares the stories of women who have found different ways to fulfilment and achievement.
Through research, analysing data and by listening to thousands of women, across the whole spectrum of school and working life, we can begin to shape more helpful policies and interventions.
These interventions aren’t just good for women – they benefit industry and government, not just philosophically or morally but financially. Keeping women at work longer, bringing them back to work after maternity, encouraging them to aim for a bigger role, all of this will deliver billions if not trillions of dollars to the economy.
THE FEMALE LEAD SOCIETY
WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS
If you are a student, parent or teacher please visit our website dedicated to our Educational Programme: The Female Lead Society.
The Female Lead Society is a school’s programme that will help shape discussions around female representation and ambition. The programme is made of 30-45 minute sessions, focusing on a range of topics from careers, feminism, friendships, money and lots more.
The society is an extension of the Female Lead book, which was distributed free to 18,000 schools alongside teaching resources. It featured 60 stories of remarkable women, from scientists to fire-fighters, campaigners to athletes. The stories together show young women that there are myriad ways to live and thrive, but what is vital is to take the lead in your own life.