We’re looking for people working in any industry to become role models for young people aged 13 and older. You’ll host discussions about your career and experience, and when you are ready, mentor a young person for a year.
When you’re a Role Model, young people learn about different careers and experiences and gain access to a network of experts who understand how industry works. Young people are more likely to pursue and succeed in an industry where they know someone working in that industry.
With your help we’ll deliver inspiring discussions designed to increase exposure to a wide range of industries and showcase the incredible contributions of marginalised genders and people from Black, Brown and working class backgrounds.
– 18-year-old young person
We welcome all applications and would particularly love to hear from leaders with direct lived experience.
Once you send us your expression of interest, we’ll be in touch to get your bio, picture, and video.
We expect Role Models to volunteer for at least 5 hours per year
On occasion, we can pay role models for their time. If it is a paid opportunity, it will be clearly stated on the event sign up.
We have events scheduled for International Women’s Day, International Women in Engineering Day, August and November – exact dates are to be confirmed.
Events are a mixture of online and in-person.
The experience(s) of people on whom a social issue, or combination of issues, has had a direct impact. For example, a Black woman in engineering will understand the barriers to becoming an engineer for Black women and can use her lived experience to create social change.