Women do a lot of work that is not valued in society and the economy. Work that is, in essence, the backbone of our economy but doesn't get recognized as such. Research shows that 38% of women in low-income households have considered starting their own business. Unfortunately, lots of them do not have the tools to do that. Women are as innovative as men. But don't get the same recognition. They don't get the same finance opportunities.
Empower women raising their self-awareness and self-confidence stimulating their desire for entrepreneurship and independence
This team created a network of women for women, that provides a 1 on 1 mentorship scheme that is personalized and designed to their needs.
The idea is to link these entrepreneurial women with a pool of experts and to show their hidden potential bringing up their ideas and stimulating them to action.. To do so, the team partnered up with #SheDIDit, (an organization that supports entrepreneurship in women with a diverse cultural background), The City of Antwerp (OCMWs), Violett, Unizo and the Digital Leadership Initiative.
The team successfully managed to connect 5 women so far with 1 on 1 mentorship. For the team, making a real impact, doesn’t mean an extensive social media platform, but it is about making a long lasting impact on the individual level.
SDG: 8 decent work and economic growth
SDG 1: no poverty
SDG 5: gender equality
SDG 4: quality education
SDG 10: reduced inequalities