Young women of South Asian heritage are an important part of workforce potential, however they are currently underrepresented in the workplace. This paper explores the findings of a year one pilot programme working with 24 girls of South Asian Heritage during 2018/19. Read this report to learn more about the barriers to labour market participation for young women of South Asian heritage in the North of England and a round up of best practice principles going forwards.
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Cathy Elliott, Programme Manager and Adam Shaw, Consultant Researcher
Savannah Wisdom Foundation with UBS Optimus Foundation
Her Untapped Potential: including young British Asian women in growth strategies to support their greater work force participation and integration
This briefing report sets out findings from research conducted by the Savannah Wisdom Foundation into the multiple barriers faced by girls and young women from south Asian backgrounds in relation to their work and life aspirations. The report provides a number of recommendations for both the public and private sector in relation to improving future employment opportunities for BAME girls.