BRAVO Bees have added another chapter to the “Leadership is for Everyone” project!
As the project is slowly coming to an end, we have collaborated with the University of Sarajevo and organized a career fair. This event presented a great opportunity for young people to start their professional journey by interacting with representatives of companies and NGOs.
The Career Fair took place on October 25th in Sarajevo, and it brought together a wide range of companies and NGOs. The representatives embraced the opportunity to be part of this important event as they recognized the importance of networking with younger people with big potential. They came to the career fair with the idea that young people, especially women, deserve to have equal opportunities for professional development, just as their peers from more developed EU countries. This event was also an opportunity for BRAVO to showcase the results of the project and further promote the project idea.
Besides showcasing their companies, representatives engaged with young people who were interested in learning more about the labor market. They took the time to discuss career paths, offer advice, and encourage young people, especially women to conquer all the challenges on the journey of pursuing their dreams. The representatives of the companies have gradually contributed to the implementation of career fairs as they have created a safe space where young people feel free enough to express their concerns and ask questions regarding their entrance into the labor market.
The career fair presented one great networking opportunity, as attendees engaged in discussions with professionals and paved their way into the labor market. It enabled dreams to meet reality and become the epicenter of networking.
We have successfully implemented the Career Fair and closed one more chapter in the project story. Therefore, we are deeply grateful to all the representatives of the companies and NGOs as well as the young people who have significantly contributed to the implementation of one of the final events.
The project ‘’LEO’’ serves as a great reminder that is crucial to embrace and nurture the potential of young people. At the end of the day, it is our duty to make leadership accessible to everyone!
More about the “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, developing NFE resources for youth workers and young people, promoting men’s involvement in women’s empowerment, and strengthening 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.