Lyndhurst Financial Management, one of Hertfordshire’s leading independent financial advice and planning companies, attended the Priory School Women in Business Careers fair to help promote the finance industry to young women. The event was part of International Women’s Day and was aiming to promote careers in typically male oriented industries.
Johanna Haigh, one of Lyndhurst’s Financial Advisers who works with the company’s Focus For Women team said:
“The Priory School is very interested in forming relationships with business mentors for its students and the intention of the Careers Fair was to demonstrate to students the various roles that women actually have in business and to break down stereotypical perceptions about the kind of jobs that women can do.
“There was so much interest from the students and with Charlotte from our Harpenden office we talked to lots of young boys and girls about our services and how we help people to make better financial decisions.
“It’s great to have had an opportunity to talk to young people about the financial services sector and they were all so keen to learn. Finances in general are such an essential and important part of their education but sadly not something that the national curriculum includes. I think the Women in Business Careers Fair was a great idea and really helped to break down many perceived barriers for young girls to enter any industry they are attracted to as long as they develop the skills that they’ll need.”
Johanna Haigh can be contacted at Lyndhurst Financial Management’s Hitchin office on 01462 441100 or mobile:07896 651641