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Meet the leader: Sarah Brown

05 Feb 2017

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To mark International Women’s Day 2017, Sarah Brown launched #RewritingTheCode, at 116 Pall Mall. #RewritingTheCode is designed to highlight how embedded values hold girls back.

In an exclusive interview, the founder of Theirworld and executive chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education tells Director why companies must play their part

Businessperson, charity founder, campaigner and wife of former prime minister Gordon Brown. Now Sarah Brown wants to change attitudes and behaviours that prevent girls and women from succeeding and leading, and fulfilling their potential.

In this exclusive interview with, Brown says ...

  • Although strides have been made in equal opportunities for women, there’s an unwritten code that holds many girls back at an early age.
  • Directors need to look at their own employee base, at the opportunities that you give to women as they come into the business and the opportunities that they get to rise up through it. Look at subtle ways you can be sending out messages through your products and services.
  • A change in the political winds, including Donald Trump’s presidency, means ‘we’re living in a moment where it feels possible that some of the great gains that have been made for a lot of different groups could go backwards.”
  • She wants to ensure that women are equipped with the necessary understanding of technology, and the necessary skills. 

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