On Tuesday 6 May 2014, Nestlé took part in the launch of the Government’s ‘Your Life’ campaign, a national initiative which partners educators, industry and government to boost female participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The campaign’s aim is to support a change in how women and girls are encouraged to consider STEM careers and the subject choices or vocational pathways.
Nestlé’s Fiona Miller, Chandni Chavda and Fran Igoe went to The Science Museum in London for the launch event, hosted by the Chancellor George Osborne and ministers Elizabeth Truss MP, David Willetts MP and Matthew Hancock MP.
Education Minister Elizabeth Truss said: “Rising numbers of people are taking maths and physics A levels – but it is still very low. Too many teenagers, especially girls, don’t realise that maths and physics get you everywhere. They have the highest earnings and can open doors to careers in business, journalism, technology, engineering… in fact anything you can probably think of.
“That is why I’m so pleased to see some of the UK’s top businesses and organisations showing their commitment by signing the ‘Your Life’ call to action and committing to recruit more science and maths students. Together we can ensure young people have the skills they need to succeed in life and help the UK compete on a global scale.”
You can find out more about the campaign and the specific pledges Nestlé have made in support of this initiative at: http://www.yourlife.org.uk/signatories