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Fearless Girl event gives students advice on City careers ​​​​​​​

In celebration of International Women’s Day, a group of Havering Sixth Form College students recently attended the Fearless Girl event at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London.

The event, hosted by the Brokerage and State Street Global Advisors, was specifically aimed at young women, encouraging them to break barriers and enter the world of financial and professional services in the City.

Fearless Girl is a statue which was commissioned by State Street Global Advisors and placed in the heart of New York’s Financial District on the eve of International Women’s Day 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of gender diversity in corporate leadership.

The Fearless Girl statue was moved to Paternoster Square outside the London Stock Exchange for International Women’s Day 2019.  To mark the move, the Fearless Girl event was organised and it proved an inspiring afternoon of careers advice and guidance for our students.

Kay Williamson, the College’s World of Work Adviser, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students - the speakers really inspired them to believe that with hard work, they could achieve great success in future careers in finance and broking in the City.”

A few days after the Fearless Girl event, a group of students also attended the Women in Tech event in London, to find out about job opportunities for women in technology and also listen to guest speakers.

The tech industry is developing rapidly and there are thousands of creative, inspiring and highly paid opportunities for women, including coding, web design, cybersecurity, data analysis, digital marketing, tech support and infrastructure.

At the event students were able to network with and question industry experts, build connections, and meet some of the great employers who are keen to encourage more women to join the tech industry. They also listened to two talks from women who are currently making waves in the tech and digital industries.



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