Spotlight: social mobility

Is business failing the next generation? Are we doing enough to provide the right opportunities for people to succeed, regardless of background or circumstance?

We will be exploring these social mobility issues in our new #bizdebate spotlight. Look out for contributions from many exciting and challenging authors.

Be sure to follow the discussion throughout the week and keep up-to-date with the hashtag #bizdebate. And check in each morning for new articles and case studies (below) from businesses across the country.

See how the event unfolded by following the live-updates here!

Week 3

Monday

Jessica Elliott, founder of the J’s Dance Factory franchise explores what it’s like to be a young entrepreneur?

Week 2

Monday

17 year old Chloe tells us about work experience and her involvement in the EY Foundation Smart Futures programme

Tuesday

Why should improving social mobility be treated as a core business aim? Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust

Wednesday

Can finding work life balance support diversity in the workplace? Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte

Thursday

Progression — what’s the employee side of the story? Mark Beatson, Chief Economist, CIPD

Friday

Social mobility: Good for society, good for the economy? Roy O’Shaughnessy, CEO, Shaw Trust

Week 1

Monday

Podcast: Paul Drechsler speaks on social mobility in pre-Teach First event

Lena Levy, CBI explains why boosting social mobility is good for individuals and good for business

Tuesday

Vanessa Sanyauke speaks frankly about what it is like for a young woman in business

Wednesday

Five minute interview: Mandy Major, United Biscuits

Thursday

Live updates from our event with Teach First — ‘Is business failing the next generation?’

Friday

Roundup: What happened at our biggest ever live debate with Teach First?

Podcast: Is business failing the next generation? We speak to three young teachers

Podcast: Is business failing the next generation? We speak to three senior business people

Have your say @bizdebate or let us know what you think in the comments below

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