Here at Girls in Charge Initiative, we want to make entrepreneurship a real career option for female students and to equip them with the confidence and skills necessary to achieve their goals. We strive to do so by providing them with opportunities to build a supportive network of female entrepreneurs from across the country. We aspire to assist women from all financial and socio-economic backgrounds to develop personally and professionally through events that are tailored to their needs.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Consider us a prelude to the (pre-) accelerator and incubator programmes. We help female students investigate the world of entrepreneurship before they commit to being entrepreneurs (or to a specific business idea). Speaker-led events can be incredibly inspirational, but how long does that inspiration truly stay with you? Instead, we thought we'd create something that focuses on skills development, but in the most fun, silly, creative way possible. As children, we simply learnt through playing. Why can't we do that as adults?
Therefore, we have created a series of games-based, student-led workshops that begin by helping female students build their confidence, and then explore with them the business concepts and theories relevant to branding, pitching, and public speaking. Not only will our content provide students with the skills needed to start their own business, we will train student leaders to run the workshops, giving more students the chance for a completely hands-on experience and the opportunity to lead.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW PARTNER SOCIETIES!
Over the past year we have run our programme at 10 universities, including: Oxford, LSE, Manchester, Leeds and Westminster. We are now expanding and looking to partner up at other universities!
Our programmes are completely FREE for societies and students. Find out more here.
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Be the best version of yourself
One of the most important assets of every firm is its brand. Unique branding can go a long way in setting up a loyal customer base and set you apart from your competitors. In this workshop you will learn the essentials of branding and launching your business.
CONFIDENCE - BODY LANGUAGE
What you say matters, but also the way you say it. Body language is an art and this workshop will help you understand how to align your words with your body’s movements, honing both your presentation skills as well as your negotiation skills. Knowing how to read others' body language will also give you an extra edge in all sorts of situations.
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PITCHING
Public speaking will play a huge role in your daily life as a founder and CEO. This workshop will take you through the essentials of body language, public speaking, storytelling and pitching.
CONFIDENCE - PERSONAL BRANDING
Knowing who you are is very important, be it in your personal life or the business world. As an entrepreneur, you will be the centre of your business, and the ‘personality’ of a company will be derived from your personal branding. This session will help you explore your strengths and weaknesses, and create your own personal brand through a series of fun games and activities.
In this workshop you will learn how to generate and work on your ideas in a methodical yet creative manner, helping you take your first step in the entrepreneurial journey. The session will focus on identifying problems in the market and the ways in which you can fill these gaps through your business idea.