To celebrate National Careers Week & International Women's Day a conference was held in Newport to encourage girls to think about more varied careers.
Organised by social enterprise 'Full Circle Education Solutions', the aim was to promote gender equality in the jobs market.
The Director, Nikki Giant, told ITV Cymru Wales about why today was so important:
Lots of organisations and charities attended the event at the Celtic Manor in Newport - including ITV Cymru Wales - to talk to the students about the sorts of roles available in their areas.
On the ITV Cymru Wales stand students got a chance to present the weather forecast and interview each other on camera:
Around 550 young women from South Wales and the West Country attended from a range of schools and youth groups. Organisers hope it will help change perceptions and help people think about careers they may not have previously come across.