Opportunities and news in the Women Making Wavesproject
The “Women Making Waves-Enhancing Female Leadership Skills” project partnership has been working on the next steps of the project with project resources soon to become available for you to take advantage of. The project is now almost 2 years down the line, with exciting opportunities presenting themselves for learners across 4 European countries.
The Women Making Waves Competence Framework is final and ready to read on the project website. This framework identifies the skills needed by double disadvantaged women to pursue leadership positions and increase their soft skills.
The Women Making Waves Training Programme resources are final with all the training materials and tools soon available on the E-Learning Academy. The training programme aims to develop women’s leadership skills and strength and expand their networks. The partnership of the project is also recruiting for the FREE training sessions in each partner country. To find out more about this opportunity, get in touch with your local partners in Greece, Iceland, Spain and United Kingdom. You can find information about the partners involved in the Women Making Waves project in the ‘Partner’ section of the website.
The Leader Circles, adapted from the Mentoring Circles™ methodology, aim to boost women’s selfconfidence, goal setting and networks, along with other soft skills. The partnership of the project is also recruiting for the FREE training sessions in each partner country for the coaching sessions, you can contact them in the ‘Partner’ section of the website.
The e-learning Women Making Waves Academy is the repository of the Women Making Waves Training Programme and The Leader Circles resources and tools which you can freely access. This is currently on the way, so keep an eye out on the page.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day on the 8th of March is a holiday recognised across many countries worldwide, these countries come together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The history of International Women’s Day dates back to the early 1900’s, with the first recognition of the holiday in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911.
Countries celebrate this holiday very differently. For example, Russia celebrates the day through an official public holiday and by visiting family with a meal and champagne. In Italy, people give Mimosa flowers to the women in their lives. In previous years, women have been able to access museums for free. While in the United Kingdom and Iceland, there is no specific celebration, the day is commemorated with events and conversations on gender equality with many workshops, talks and demonstrations.
As part of International Women’s Day, the Women Making Waves partnership have created an infographic to present the training modules in the Women Making Waves Training Programme.
You can find the infographic created for the project here.
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What is the next step in the project?
The next stage of the project is the piloting sessions in each partner country for the Women Making Waves Training Programme and The Leader Circles.
Learners across the 4 European countries will be invited to face-to-face or online sessions to promote their leadership skills, confidence, and other soft skills, in addition to expanding existing networks. Do not miss out on your chance to join. Follow our Facebook page for updates or visit our website to contact your local organisation in the ‘Partner’ section of the website.
PROJECT’S PARTNERS FROM THE UK, SPAIN, GREECE, AND ICELAND WILL WORK TOGETHER IN ORDER TO:
- Strengthen double disadvantaged women’s leadership skills and build their self-confidence.
- Raise awareness of the gender gap in leadership positions.
- Increase women’s self-awareness, knowledge of employability, business, and leadership opportunities.
- Narrow the gender gap between men and women in leadership positions and thus contribute to the increase of the number of women in leadership positions.
- Build closer connections between women seeking to develop their careers across Europe with a crossborder support system.
- Address social inclusion by helping women who face a double disadvantage.
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