Find your Future is an exciting network for successful women in a senior or executive position who work, live or have a strong connection with Northumberland and the North East Region seeking to interest and inspire young women and girls to follow their example.
The region is blessed with a wonderful coastline and stunning scenery, a rich historic and cultural heritage and many attractive towns and villages which make it a wonderful place to live and work. However, economic and social challenges in both rural and urban areas mean too many of our young people feel strongly that their progression and career opportunities are limited.
Recent research found this isn’t because young women and girls in our region lack high aspirations but sadly for too many of them as they progress through their school years and beyond into work have low levels of expectation of what their future will hold.
Whilst for many young women, their ambitions are realised and encouraged within their family, school, university or career environment unfortunately for others family circumstances or a lack of self- confidence and self- belief prevent them from making the most of their talent and career opportunities.
The problem doesn’t lie in what young people want but rather in the barriers that prevent them from achieving their aspirations.
We believe that by utilising the vast experience and expertise of the many women who are already successful in their own sector we can offer both personal contact as a successful role model and provide other developmental opportunities. For example through mentoring, coaching and innovative work shadowing we believe we can help more young women to fulfil their ambitions become the next generation women leaders.