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Girls are less likely than boys to consider their earning potential when thinking about their future careers, according to new data being shared today, on International Women’s Day, by The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC). 

The findings come as a new initiative is announced to bring more female entrepreneurs into schools to inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs and challenge gender stereotypes about work. 

The partners in the new project are The CEC, the national body for careers education, The ScaleUp Institute, Founders 4 Schools and the Women-led High Growth Entrepreneur Taskforce. 

The CEC asked more than 100,000 students: “Do you know how to find out how much you could earn in different types of jobs?” Across every year group, fewer female students responded positively (a consistent 9-10%pts difference).  

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