Ashoka Fellow
United Kingdom
Fellow Since 2011
    This description of Karen Mattison's work was prepared when Karen Mattison was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
    Karen Mattison is changing the United Kingdom employment market to create high-quality, part-time employment opportunities for women who need a flexible schedule to accommodate family and other personal needs. Through Women Like Us, Karen is both creating a pipeline of experienced, skilled women for very senior roles and reducing the high levels of “worklessness” among women by helping employers open up more flexible working opportunities across all sectors and salary brackets.
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