We are inspiring and empowering young girls through entrepreneurial skills workshops!

Publication Date: Oct 07, 2019

Developing entrepreneurial competences is key for young girls’ future education and careers.

Women constitute 52% of the total European population but only 34.4% of the EU self-employed and 30% of start-up entrepreneurs. Women are the largest untapped entrepreneurial and leadership potential in Europe. Only 5-15% of high-tech business is owned by women.

According to the European Commission Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, every young European should have ‘at least one practical entrepreneurial experience before leaving compulsory education’. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has teamed up with INOMER, to deliver 20 trainings to 500 girls aged 12-18 years old in Albania, Cyrus, Georgia, Malta and Turkey, and contribute to the implementation of the Digital Education Action Plan. The workshops aim to equip young girls with the entrepreneurial skills essential for future working lives. The workshops are one-day training sessions, where interactive activities are combined with thought-provoking talks from successful women role models in respective countries. The aim is to inspire female students to consider careers in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.

A workshop on entrepreneurial skills has been delivered yesterday to 26 girls from Malta Girl Guides Association Gozo unit, as part of the project by EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology. It was implemented by Anamaria Magri Pantea - Country Expert of INOMER, in collaboration with eSkills Malta Foundation & Vodafone Malta Foundation, and with role model insights from Carolin Zeitler & Claudia Borg.

We are pleased to have contributed to this workshop for the Malta Girl Guides - Gozo Unit.