The high unemployment rates in Europe and the gender gap is still existent to this day. These are two of the main challenges faced by the women of the 21st century. What is more, in most cases the challenges do not simply stop there; the majority of women are double disadvantaged as they usually have to cope with additional difficulties in their daily life, such as NEET or migrant profile, single parent, disabled, early career stages or returning to work after a long absence.
All these factors put obstacles in their professional path and career advancement, thus impeding progression in their field.
The “Women Making Waves – Enhancing Female Leadership Skills” project aims to raise awareness about this phenomenon by empowering double disadvantaged women to develop their leadership skills and strengths.
The goal is to make them more aware of the disproportionate number of women in leadership roles and encourage them to break this pattern and “make waves”.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained therein.