WIBF Events: Gender inequalities and how to overcome them

Caren discussed Lifting Limits’ work in primary schools at a Women in Banking and Finance event and her talk was recorded to watch online. She was joined by Denise Cole, EMEA Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Citi, who spoke about Citi’s innovative and internally designed tools to raise awareness of unconscious bias.… Read more

When girls are in the driving seat, futures change

Go Girls Go!
© Allison Black

Frances Gilbert has been a children’s book editor for 25 years but this is her first authored picture book. She was inspired by much of the gender inequity she’s seen in children’s books over the years to write a vehicles book for girls that put girls in the driver’s seat and let’s them know they don’t have to take a passenger seat to anyone.… Read more

Conduit Insights blog

Caren wrote a blog for Conduit Insights at The Conduit, telling her story of why she co-founded Lifting Limits, the success of the pilot year and what our next steps are as we continue to grow.

She writes

When I left a legal career ten years ago to pursue my passion for gender equality, I could not have foreseen how rewarding it would be to work with primary schools to open up the possibilities young children can see for themselves and others, regardless of their sex or gender. 

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A year to clean five schools of sexism – shouldn’t others do the same?

Journalist Donna Ferguson visited one of our pilot schools, spoke to the children and staff, interviewed our CEO Caren and wrote about our successful pilot year for Guardian Education in November, the week we published our final evaluation.

A class of 10-year-olds are sitting on the carpet looking at their teacher with open mouths.

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Top tips to tackle gender stereotypes in education

Caren and Olivia contributed to a video at the Gender Action launch event on how to challenge gender stereotypes in nurseries, schools and colleges.

Olivia asks teachers to think about the language they are using in the classroom, and Caren suggests that, even if challenging stereotypes can seem like too big a task to take on, you just need to start somewhere…

Watch the video below or head over to the Gender Action blog.… Read more

Challenging stereotypes in schools, for everyone

Olivia wrote a post for issue 7 of Sonshine, a magazine about raising boys for an equal world.

She writes about how the Lifting Limits programme benefits boys as much as girls:

At Lifting Limits, we often want to know if there’s anything particular that’s happening at the school that has made them want to sign up to the programme.

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My daughter wasn’t allowed to play cricket with the boys

The Gender Agenda

James Millar, one half of Twitter account Gender Diary, writes for Lifting Limits about his now 11 year-old’s experience of playing cricket, and how to challenge sexism in sport in order to ensure continued participation of girls.

Gender Diary tweet about their daughter and son and how people treat them differently.… Read more