“We want every mayor and every reporter to know who the women in business are behind their great cities, and we want every teacher to know which women-led businesses are near to their schools.”
Coutu said that this year’s analysis of the women-led businesses was particularly pleasing as they saw a median annual growth of 17 per cent, and that turnover has increased, on average, by £1 million in the past year.
As a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Coutu said that the mission of Founders4Schools is to improve society by preparing girls and boys for the future of work.
“We worry that over the next decade, when more than one billion young people will enter the global labour market, only 40% will be in jobs that currently exist.
“Our services ensure that young people easily get encounters with employers in their classrooms while they are between the ages of 6 and 16 and that they also easily get work experience with employers between the ages of 16 and 24.”