The manufacturing industry should look to primary schools to help put more women in the boardroom, according to an expert from UCLan.
Dr Nathalie Renevier, senior lecturer at the university, believes schools should do more to tackle outdated ideas and make “unglamorous” careers more relatable to young girls. The recent EEF ‘Women in Manufacturing’ report, found that although the number of women at board level has increased, more must be done. Dr Renevier said: “We need to pique girls’ interests in manufacturing at primary school level and sustain it right through education.
“Subjects like science and technology can be linked with the real manufacturing world from an early age.
“The earlier we introduce the industry to women, the more relatable it becomes.”