Young Women Lead 2019/2020

Young Women Lead 2019/2020

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  • Committee report

The Young Women Lead (YWL) Committee is a leadership programme for young women aged 30 and under who live in Scotland. It is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Parliament and YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement.

Over several months beginning in February 2020, participants from a range of ethnic minority backgrounds came together in the Scottish Parliament to run their own committee inquiry, focusing on a topic of their choice.

This year the YWL Committee chose as our remit: “To investigate

what measures are being taken to increase employment opportunities for women from ethnic minorities including recruitment, retention and development policies and practices”. We chose to focus on this topic because there is a lack of Scotland specific data regarding BAME women’s experiences moving from education into employment.

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