The theatre schools company makes a song and dance of its female franchisees
This international Women’s Day Razzamataz is determined to give its female members the recognition they deserve and make sure that family responsibilities never get in the way of a promising career.
With a recent EU study finding 32 per cent of women work part-time compared to just 8 per cent of men and only 65.8 per cent of women with young children working, compared with 89.1 per cent of men, it is clear there is a disparity in professional opportunities for women. Razzamataz is trying to bring awareness to this situation and address it within its own practices. One of the best ways to even out these statistics is to support women who are striving to succeed in business.
Razzamataz franchisee for Glasgow South, Zoe McKibbin, believes her parent company is doing so. She said: “The biggest benefit of being part of the Razzamataz franchise is the wonderful support that we get and the way we are encouraged to step out of our comfort zone.”
The theatre school company is determined to reduce this inequality of opportunity. By giving franchisees the chance to work from home with hours that can be fitted around family and childcare as well as by not scheduling any classes during school holidays. Something Newbury franchisee, Debbie Ledwith, has definitely appreciated.
She said: “I love being able to work around my life and my family. This flexible working method enables me to be there for my three children whenever they need me.”
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias and at Razzamatazz women have seen success as students, teachers and franchisees. Recently, Leighton Buzzard franchisee, Samantha Wingfield, has seen her business reach 100 students after just one term of operation and Hayley Limpkin, franchisee for Medway, has won two awards at the prestigious British Franchise Awards.