What aspirations and expectations do women have with regard their job or career path? How do these compare with the real and lived experiences of women at work in the UK? Opportunity Now wants to know!
Opportunity Now is looking for women and men willing to share their views and experiences in a series of focus group sessions which will take forward Phase Two of its seminal research Project 28-40.
They are looking for a wide range of women and men to take part in these focus groups, including people of all ages who are working full- or part-time in jobs at any level or sector, on career breaks (including maternity leave) or who have left the workforce altogether.
Focus groups will contain 8–10 participants, and will be either women only or mixed. Responses from the focus groups will feed into our research analysis but will remain confidential when we feed back to Opportunity Now members.
How to apply
Please complete an online booking form and Opportunity Now will contact you with details of location and timing. They want to ensure focus groups are diverse and representative of the wider population in line with our analysis, so are asking applicants to include this information in the form. They will endeavour to find a focus group for all applicants, but space is limited so please keep this in mind.
Please do share this form with staff, colleagues, friends or anyone else you know who may like to take part.
Background to Project 28-40
In November 2013 Opportunity Now launched Project 28-40, the largest ever UK survey of women at work. 28-40 is a critical age for career development – the danger zone where women are not promoted at the same rate as men – a problem not just for women but for companies too.
25,000 people (23,000 women and 2,000 men) told us their stories, and they tested the findings in focus groups and interviews with Chief Executives.
The survey has already provided invaluable insights into how to tackle the barriers that still remain. Phase Two will take this even further. Please make your voice heard!