Secondary: Inspiring Futures for Young Women

The national Inspiring Futures for Young Women campaign is designed to help young people from all backgrounds, at schools and colleges across Australia to meet and make connections with female role models from a range of sectors. By introducing young people to successful women working in different roles and industries, the aim is to enhance understanding of the breadth of career opportunities available, challenge gendered stereotypes about occupations and give young people the chance to ask questions and make connections with female role models.



In the UK, a similar campaign was launched in October 2013 and already has nearly 19,000 amazing women ready to talk with girls in schools about the ‘job they do’ and route they took.

You can be an 18 year old Apprentice or a CEO, work for yourself or for a multi-national, be working full-time, part-time or having a career break – girls in schools want to hear about your job, career and life experiences.

Take a look at the Uk Inspiring Women cartoon to see how it works in seconds


Pledge one hour a year to change young lives by volunteering to talk with girls in a school.

Click on the Inspiring Future for Young Women logo at the top of this page for further information.    

How you can get involved

The program is entirely free – for schools and employers – and is a simple way to volunteer for one hour a year and make a real difference to the aspirations of young women. It is all run through our safe, secure online system on the website Inspiring the Future

Easy steps  to ‘Speed Career Dating’ and ‘Career Insight’ events

This short booklet gives teachers practical advice and creative ideas for how to use Inspiring Futures for Young Women volunteers and organise activities for students in their school or college.