We’re working with Barclays to empower girls and young women to get their dream jobs

Our Girls’ Attitude Survey found that 18% of girls and young women aged 11-16 are put off being leaders because they don’t know the skills needed to be one.

46% of them feel they don’t have enough confidence to lead.

We are working in partnership with Barclays to inspire Brownies to explore jobs they have never heard of and to help girls feel confident enough to have big ambitions.

How we work together

Barclays is sponsoring the Jobs badge for Brownies, inspiring them to learn more about their ambitions and even jobs you might never have heard of before!

This year, Barclays celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Apprenticeship programme which has given thousands of young adults opportunities to grow a rewarding career and reach their potential. Barclays will support Brownies to explore their futures and strive for the jobs of their dreams.

To earn the Jobs interest badge, Brownies will be challenged to interview three adults, to think about their dream job and to advertise it. We can’t wait to hear about the exciting jobs our Brownies think the world will need in 2030.

Barclays are also supporting volunteers to lead virtual unit meetings during lockdown through skill sessions with their Digital Eagles. We’re excited to be explore new ways of upskilling our volunteers throughout our partnership.

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank, which means that they help their customers with all kinds of money matters, from saving and investing, to getting financial advice.

Barclays can trace their history back even further than we can, with roots in the 1690s. They have been at the forefront of innovation for hundreds of years as they help their customers and clients move forward with their lives.

Lastly, did you know Barclays has a gold ATM in London? This is to celebrate the world’s first ever ATM that was unveiled by Barclays over 50 years ago!