Girls in Charge was created by two female students interested in entrepreneurship and venture capital. Its genesis was a response to the disparities of female-led start-ups and the size of the talent pool universities offered to change this.
Games-based workshops were formulated to develop entrepreneurial skills in an informal, care-free setting, and the ripple effect of teaching Student Leaders how to start a business and how to run workshops is that they then shared their new skills through leading their peers, imparting their knowledge, and empowering all those involved.
Through our work at universities, corporations began to notice us and invited us to run workshops at their offices. The feedback has been overwhelming - not only do we help empower more women, the generous donations of these companies mean that we are able to run our university programme at even more locations!