COSMETIC CHEMISTRY CONNECTIONS (A NEW INITIATIVE ENCOURAGING YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOUR TO STUDY CHEMISTRY)

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Cosmetic Chemistry Connections is a new initiative launching on October 30 that has been set up to encourage young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to study chemistry at University.

We live in a beauty obsessed world which is ruled by advances in beauty products and treatments where not a week goes by without the launch of a
new anti-ageing cream or Botox treatment. Unfortunately this is not reflected in the classroom where girls trail behind boys in STEM (science, technology, engineering) subjects.

Cosmetic Chemistry Connections is the brainchild of Madeka Panchoo, Managing Director of 33 Boroughs Consultancy Ltd which specialises in corporate responsibility programmes. Working with Generating Genius, a charity, that works with high achieving students from disadvantaged communities, the programme aims to encourage girls aged 16+ from the BME (black and minority ethnic) community to pursue a career in chemistry. It is supported by brands such as L’Oreal, Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Yves Rocher.

“I am really excited to be working on such a positive…

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