'Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them.
May we raise them.' It's a quote that's all over the internet nowadays,
and we're fully on board. But it's definitely that last bit that might
be the hardest part. And even if you're doing your damn best, there's
still the outside world.
Research has shown that gender
stereotypes are defined between the ages of five and seven, affecting
future career choices. Centred on this, the British Council's Inspiring
Women China programme – which connects students with professional women
in an aim to inspire girls to be more ambitious – released 'Redrawing
the Balance', a short video about gender stereotypes. It's beautiful,
evocative and will stick with you. Watch it below.
If you're interested in learning more, volunteering or
partnering with Inspiring Women China, visit the campaign's website by
extracting the QR below.