Morocco: Women for leadership and innovation
The Women’s Leadership and Innovation Summit in March in Zagora, Morocco, was organized for the celebration of the International Women’s Day. The summit was a good space for women and girls to boost their leadership, build perspectives and explore entrepreneurial possibilities in the region. For the girls in Zagora this was the first event focused on female leadership.
Role models and further steps
Local female role models, entrepreneurs and representatives of municipalities and national government were invited (among others: The Committee of Gender and Equality, Ministry of Culture) to share their visions and missions. The Summit opened doors of possibilities to the 118 participants, as one of the results of the Summit was a cooperation with the Bassama Association to endorse enterprises started by women, next to that, the Peace Corps, Co-elle and MasterPeace started a campaign in the region with the #ZaGOra, in addition to some of the summit participants were selected for internship by one of the SMEs.
The summit comes as a part of the ACT! program in Zagora, where the project is focused on offering equal chances for both man and women, choosing this theme to showcase the employability and skills possibilities for women from this region while crystalizing the different other building blocks (Storytelling, Walls of Connection, Music, Summits). In addition, the participants also made a Wall of Connection under the theme ‘dreams of connection’, which was executed in addition to a storytelling workshop that gave a small brief on the technique and tips on improving self-expression and boosting the confidence.
And there’s more…
Some of ACT! countries organized their summits as part of kicking start this building block, already summits took place in Albania, Bosnia, and Morocco where the team mobilized their stakeholders discussing an important current theme while showcasing the work achieved by the other building block and discussing future collaborations.