Maths4Girls allows educators to invite female (and male) role models who work within finance, investment and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) into the classroom to inspire and encourage students to take maths beyond GCSE.
Founders4Schools launched Maths4Girls in September 2019, in partnership with US charity 100 Women In Finance. Maths4Girls aims to inspire and encourage girls, aged 11-14, to take maths beyond GCSE and even the gender playing field at A-levels and university.
Local role models – women from sectors such as finance, STEM and other professions that use maths – are invited by educators to come into the classroom, to talk to students about their own career journey and clearly link maths in the classroom with maths in the real world.
This will encourage students to improve their confidence and attitudes towards maths in school. These free events typically last for one hour with up to three role models sharing their experiences followed by questions from the students.