Birmingham boss backs training plan

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Karren Brady, managing director of Birmingham football club, is urging women to participate in a £10 million initiative to help them secure better training and support to fulfil their potential.

The Women & Work Project, which was launched last year by Gordon Brown, is testing new recruitment and career opportunities for up to 10,000 women over two years in logistics as well as other sectors where there are skills shortages and where women are under-represented. It is being delivered by Skills for Logistics and other sector skills councils working with employers.

Brady said: “There has been progress since I started out but the glass ceiling still exists for women in the UK – only 33 per cent of managers and senior officials in business and the public sector are female.

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