Updated: Jul 22, 2019
This post outlines the mission and goals of the non-profit organization – Ladyship. If young women are inspired to unlock their full potential and become leaders in the fields that they are passionate about, imagine what that world will look like!
Currently, there are many organizations across the globe that have a mission to encourage young women to pursue the STEAM fields. These consist of grassroots movements via NGO’s, new courses introduced by educators and educational institutions to let younger women try out STEAM fields and also events and campaigns that build awareness about STEAM fields. So the good news is, by the time GenZ and beyond enters the workforce, pipeline of women in STEAM fields will not be the biggest issue.
As GenZ and beyond start entering the workforce, it is important to study the lessons learned from the current generation and apply the learnings to encourage more women to pursue leadership and entrepreneurial positions. What is needed is an equal playing field where the pipeline entering the workforce is not only diverse and inclusive but is also able to realize their fullest potential.
Some of the common trends that inhibit women from taking on leadership positions need to be analyzed. The best way to do this is by speaking to women who have beat the odds to be where they are in the current workforce. The nonprofit will raise awareness of the trends by publishing personal stories of women who have made it in different fields. Women have always been a creative species and find creative ways to curb societal norms and still make it all work. The compilation of the stories will be made available to Inspire the next generation to learn from the ways of their tribe.
Ladyship aspires to become a community of the next generation entrepreneurs, leaders and trailblazers – carrying forward the legacy of the fearless women who treaded this path before all this awareness was raised. As such, we will start with a monthly podcast called “InspireHer”, where successful women in various fields like business, medicine, STEAM, law, government, education etc will talk about their experiences and impart wisdom to the new generation.
In addition to the above, Ladyship plans to create an organic mentoring platform where women with ideas can seek advice. The platform will be a community of women helping younger women to realize their fullest potential and empowering them to achieve their dreams.