Barrier Breakers

For a world without barriers for girls and young women

We want to see an equal world.

One where girls know they can be or do whatever they want to – and where they can see girls and women of all types leading the way.

One where we’re all taught useful life skills and encouraged to follow our passions – where no subject or job is off limits. A world where the glass ceiling is a thing of the past.

We want to feel confident in speaking out about the things we care about – and to know that people will listen to what we say, and respect what we think.

Girls should be able to see themselves in all careers so they don't have to take inspiration just from men. – Guide

We'll make a difference together

We want everyone - including the people in charge - to pay attention to what we have to say. And we want them to join us in taking action to change things for the better.

  • We need more women as role models and mentors, from all kinds of backgrounds, in all types of work.
  • Girls and young women should have a say on the decisions that will affect our lives.
  • We need to smash the gender stereotypes that stop girls doing all the things they want to do.
  • When we're working, we should be treated fairly and rewarded for our talents.

34,376 Brownies told us they want to live in a world where girls and young women can choose to do any job they want.