Empowering Young Women for the Future of Jobs
Understanding that initiatives at micro level are needed to increase women participation in digital entrepreneurship, this fall Women Go Tech together with Junior Achievement Lithuania – the leading entrepreneurship education organisation in Lithuania has launched a joint project “Empowering Young Females for the Future of Jobs”. Supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation, this project aims to connect our programme alumni – the role models who successfully stepped into tech – with the target group of female students, who at their teen years face important decisions to be made regarding their education and future career choices. Since one of the reasons behind the persisting gender inequality in the job market is attributed to the unconscious bias regarding the appropriate career paths for different genders, we aim to address this issue with the help of Women Go Tech alumni who follow highly diverse career paths. We hope that hearing the stories by these inspiring women, the young talents will be encouraged to follow their interests without being discouraged by any kind of stereotypes, as well as to develop curious mindset aimed at exploring different opportunities.