Another day, another success!
We guess that you have already met with our project ‘’LEO’’ and the numerous activities we have implemented so far. Another chapter in the career fair story has been added, providing young people with one more chance to find jobs and start their professional journey.
The second career fair was held on the 7th of November in Sarajevo and it was the epicenter of networking opportunities as the event gathered representatives of over 10 companies who fully embraced the opportunity and helped participants to choose a career in alignment with their competencies. Based on the idea of an inclusive and diverse job market, the career fair aimed to break down barriers and enable participants from different backgrounds to connect with potential employers.
Yes, the representatives have showcased the work of their companies but they also engaged with the generation of young change-makers who are bound to reshape the market and redefine the industry standards. Young participants were encouraged to conquer all the challenges on the journey of pursuing their dreams.
In addition to presenting their companies, representatives took the time to discuss career paths, offer advice, and encourage young people, especially women, to overcome all the challenges in the job market. The representatives of the companies contributed to the implementation of career fairs, creating a safe space where young people feel free to express their concerns and ask questions regarding their entry into the labor market.
It is safe to say that the second career fair was successfully implemented as everyone left the event with a deep sense of encouragement, getting the much-needed dose of motivation to conquer all the obstacles and achieve goals on the professional journey. Once again, we have proven that leadership is for everyone!
More about "LEO" project
Women’s empowerment is a prerequisite for gender equality, according to the CoE Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023. Even when girls demonstrate leadership abilities or hold positions of power, the world fails to make them feel good because the mind model that we have is gendered “male.” As a result, when girls adopt such a model, claiming that leaders are bold and make difficult decisions, they may experience cognitive Men outnumber women in leadership positions in every sector of the world, including business, nonprofits, government, education, medicine, the military, and religion This gender gap, often referred to with the metaphor “glass ceiling”, represents one of the most critical challenges to achieve gender equity and allow equitable working opportunities to all genders
The project aims to enhance women’s leadership, develop NFE resources for youth workers and young people, promote men’s involvement in women’s empowerment, and strengthen the synergies between youth work and the labor market.
And specific call’s thematic areas:
- inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities;
- empowerment/engagement/employability of young people;
- anti-discrimination and gender equality;
Overall, the LEO project efficiently contributes to the global effort to achieve gender equity and meets the EU Gender Equality Strategy Key Actions 2020-2025 (challenging gender stereotypes, boosting women’s economic empowerment, and ensuring equal opportunities in the labor market). Moreover, the project addresses many of the general and specific call’s objectives, ensuring its quality and relevance.