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Girls 'lose faith in job equality older they become'

By Aine Fox

Published 25/07/2016

Just one in three young women believes both sexes have the same chance of success in their careers, a charity has claimed
Just one in three young women believes both sexes have the same chance of success in their careers, a charity has claimed

Just one in three young women believes both sexes have the same chance of success in their careers, a charity has claimed.

Women's confidence in this area plummets as they move from childhood to their early 20s, research for Girlguiding said.

A survey found 90% of girls aged nine or 10 think both genders have the same chance of succeeding in their chosen job, but just 35% of women aged between 17 and 21 feel the same.

The research suggested girls feel less proud, confident and powerful as they get older.

Girlguiding's chief executive Julie Bentley said: "This new research shows girls are lacking in confidence at an important stage in their lives when they are starting to think about the future."

Girlguiding is running Camp CEO in Bedfordshire this week to mentor and provide expert career advice to teenage girls.

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