‘People Like Me’ goes digital

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WISE event “People Like Me” on January 19th in Slough is designed to promote women in Science, Technology and Engineering. The event is free and will include a panel of speakers from government, education and industry.

The WISE campaign advises organisations on how to create environments where women can thrive and best develop their work.

Using our filters, you may also invite female Business Leaders into your school to inspire young women in STEM.

Countering Student Disengagement: the importance of mentoring and role models

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Claudia Harris, CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company wrote last week on the importance of mentoring to tackle disengagement in the early teenage years. According to Harris, Role Models can have a “powerful impact” on students, in particular when students can relate to them.

In the article, Harris affirms how this type of interaction between students and role models can have a “transformative effect amid today’s fast changing careers”.

At Founders4Schools we are also keen to engage the next generation of business leader mentors, which is why we are launching a new Mentoring service.

Important information regarding new encounter types

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New event types

Thanks to all of the teachers providing feedback. We have listened and will introduce, amongst other, two types of Mentoring encounter.

Teachers will now be able to select from encounters happening in-class, in the school and in the workplace:

In-Class Encounters

Mock Interviews

Invite business leaders to hold mock interviews, which are an emulation of a job interview used for training purposes. The exercise usually resembles a real interview as closely as possible, for the purpose of providing a learning experience for students.

Role-Model Encounters

Find business leaders near you to inspire your students about tomorrow’s jobs and how they relate to the subjects students are currently learning in the classroom.


Find business leaders to support and encourage small groups of students to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they aspire to be.

Speed mentoring

Find business leaders to participate is a series of short, focused conversations about specific career questions and topics. Business leaders meet a limited number of mentees in 10-minute time slots each. When directed, mentees will proceed to their mentor’s table.

Encounters in the school

Careers Fairs

Find employers from your local community to join careers fairs that you’ve organised for students at your school.

Keynote careers address

Invite a successful business leader to inspire a group of students by talking in-depth about the journey they took from school through their career. This format usually includes only one business leader talking for an extended period of time.

In the workplace

Workplace Visits

Bringing sectors and jobs to life and inspire young people to consider their career options and raise aspirations through offering a visit to a workplace in your local community.