Watching glamorous women walk through the doors of No 10 will inspire a whole new generation of young girls to become politicians, Esther McVey has said.
The jobs minister said that seeing new female ministers walk "the catwalk" of Downing Street and through the famous black door will enable young women to imagine themselves doing the same thing.
Miss McVey, a former GMTV presenter, said girls from less well-off backgrounds will see them and think "I want to do that, I want to be like that, I’m going to work harder at school now because do you know what? I could do that."
David Cameron's biggest reshuffle since he took office has resulted in nearly a third of the Conservative ministers who can attend Cabinet being women, a change that he claimed "reflects modern Britain".