From experience, we know there are thousands of wonderful women from different backgrounds, educational paths, industries, sectors and job roles who are great role models; women who have ability to demonstrate varied and exciting career options that many girls and young women do not get to hear about. With that in mind, we have launched Modern Muse to inspire the next generation of female business leaders and entrepreneurs by showcasing and engaging successful women from all walks of business life.
The Modern Muse project’s immediate goal is to reach out to one million girls over the next three years. The aim is to open their eyes to the potential of business as a way of having a fun and fulfilling life, meet exciting people, and being more in control of their destiny. The long term goal is to accelerate the number of women running businesses by 100,000 in the next 10 years.
There are 100 Founding Muses, including 14 Patrons, all from diverse backgrounds and job roles. They are featured in the Modern Muse Book - a great gift of inspiration for the young women in your life - and have been instrumental to the launch of this project.
We know there are many more inspirational women like them across the UK - women in business with passion, dynamism and drive - and we’re calling on you to become a Muse and shape the future of the next generation. Find out how you can get involved.
Educational organisations and businesses also have a vital part to play, and we look to leaders to make opportunities available. This interactive website will chart the growth of our network of muses and log all activity as the chain of inspiration is brought to life. See how you can get involved.
The Modern Muse project is supported by some great organisations:
Atkins - Atkins is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. The Modern Muse project aligns with the their commitment to being an employer of choice for women. View Atkins' Modern Muse profile >>
eBay - eBay is the world’s leading online marketplace, reaching people in nearly every country around the world. They encourage a creative and diverse work environment characterized by respect for the individual and their background. View eBay's Modern Muse profile >>
The Global Girls Fund - Launched by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, the Global Girls Fund focuses on changing the lives of girls and young women around the world by equipping them with valuable skills, knowledge and opportunities.
PayPal - With more than 100 million active registered accounts worldwide, PayPal makes it possible for individuals and businesses to pay and get paid online across different locations, currencies and languages. They aim to empower both men and women to feel challenged and fulfilled in their careers, so they can grow and retain valuable talent. View PayPal's Modern Muse profile >>