Today women can fly into space and manage corporations, but sometimes we all need support from our peers. Now we can get this support through various women empowerment events and programs participation in which allows to realise your dreams and become a valuable professional. Here are the top 5 women empowerment events and programs you can join today.
Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards
The international business projects competition was initiated by the Cartier House, INSEAD Business School and McKinsey & Company. It is a competition between women entrepreneurs who offer innovative and effective solutions for the future of their country’s economy. Seven winners receive a prize of $100,000, another 14 finalists – 30,000 US dollars every year.
All you need to do is follow a few simple rules:
- a woman should be at the head of the company;
- the age of an entrepreneur must be over 18;
- an innovative business project must be at the initial stage of development (1-3 years);
- the entrepreneur should have an excellent knowledge of English.
Later the participant will need to answer questions in the questionnaire about herself and her start-up. Apply on the official website.
Google women empowerment events and programs
Google, together with Warner Bros., launched a free programming course for women based on the movie ‘Wonder Woman’. The Made With Code project was founded in 2014 and is incredibly popular because all courses resemble fun computer games. For example, you need to ‘sew’ an LED dress from Zac Posen’s collection or ‘draw’ your own Emoji.
Google does not only give advice online but also holds a one and a half hour #Iamremarkable seminar, where leaders talk about the importance of self-promotion in their careers and give practical advice. With the help of Google, any company can organise women empowerment events like this.
Microsoft women empowerment events and programs
The myth that the IT-sphere is purely for men still exists in the modern society. To refute it Microsoft launched a free online course Love 2 Code, an initiative for women and girls who want to learn how to programme.
The course is focused on creating a mobile application. It includes some theoretical lectures and practical video tips from successful women working in the field of IT. The course consists of 10 classes and will be available only after registering on the official website.
L’Oréal-UNESCO «For Women in Science»
These women empowerment events support women that contribute to science. Women scientists, candidates and Doctor of Science under the age of 35 in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, and biology can win a national scholarship. The scholarship is $100,000, and it is awarded to 5 finalists from various regions of the world: Africa and the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
You can apply to participate even from your mobile phone. All you need to do is to fill in an application form on the official website.
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Would you dare to apply to participate in one of these women empowerment events and programs?
Text: Irina Gorskaia
Images: Google, Microsoft, Cartier, FT