A privilege for me to work as part of the UNCTAD team to present the Start-Ups & Scale-Ups for SDGs event at the Palais des Nations on Thursday 15th November 2018 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week #GEW2018
I have had the great privilege of working all week with the 12 #start4sdgsyoung entrepreneurs to support them in their preparations for today's @UNCTAD pitching event. You can see them here...and a bit of me...live from the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva #GEW2018 this afternoon.
To wrap up Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018, I'll be running a wellbeing workshop @Soft-Space Geneva for women entrepreneurs 14.00 - 15.30.
I Am Unprecedented® is a wellbeing session for women entrepreneurs, reconnecting you to your creativity, light and energy, so that you are nurtured and rejuvenated for your ‘entrepreneur’s journey.’
With positive practices that centre you on your strengths and give you practical tools for facing the challenges of leading positive change, you will build self-care and self-compassion techniques designed to support you in the day-to-day of living your life purpose.
Come along to network, learn and celebrate as women in business on 17th November. Sign up via https://www.facebook.com/events/2166381723413921/
#GEW2018 #liberezvosidees #entrepreneurship #womeninbusiness #innovation #wellbeing #SDG3
At the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 come along to this workshop at Soft-Space in Geneva to explore social innovation solutions for engaging migrants and refugees in entrepreneurship.
Sign up here
I'll be there. It's in French and English.
A very handy workshop after the recently published Entrepreneurship Policy Framework on Migrants & Refugees launched by UNCTAD, IOM and UNHCR last week at the World Investment Forum - a fact-based narrative which shows how engaging migrants in entrepreneurship improves the economies of host and home countries alike.
I'm very proud to be part of the @UNCTAD Start-Ups & Scale-Ups for SDGs event again this year.
Register at the link in the picture above and join us to be inspired by the 12 incredible young entrepreneurs at this pitching event.
What makes this event different? Why is it important?
The 12 young entrepreneurs have demonstrated persistence, perseverance and hashtag#resilience, linking their business solutions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals hashtag#SDGs. They show how entrepreneurship is a tool for developing economies wherever you are in the world.
#startups #entrepreneurship #Start4SDGs #innovation #socinn
The Student Ideas Challenge, was designed as part of the Empretec Women in Business Awards 2018, to engage young people ages 8-18 years as future innovators and entrepreneurs. I created it as a toolkit, in collaboration with UNCTAD, distributing it as a pack to schools; inviting young people to respond to five innovation challenges linked to SDGs 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12.
Sponsored by leading impact investor, Symbiotics SA, the toolkit was distributed to over 200 schools and shared via The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network to youth across the Commonwealth, and via UN Women also.
We wanted to encourage young people to see their imagination and creativity as the starting point for innovation and to explore entrepreneurship as a key tool for achieving gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and girls.
The toolkit was adapted from from Flow In Action’s learn to move mountains® innovation challenge workshops for young people and UNCTAD’s VISION youth entrepreneurship training programme.
I created this easy-to-use pack, complete with lesson plans, challenge questions and research links, for educators to use with their students as a rapid download or multi-lesson activity; or give to students for self-directed learning, especially for service-learning projects. Its purpose was also to enable whole schools, classes or clubs to take part.
Embedded into the toolkit approach was the development of core skills, fundamental to having an entrepreneurial mindset: critical and creative thinking, growth mindset, risk-taking, perseverance and many more. And, it included the process of moving from problem to ideas for solutions to prototype descriptions, as a first experience of the entrepreneurship journey.
Young people shared their posters and short videos of their ideas, which were featured in a display in the Pas Perdus in the Palais des Nations, during the World Investment Forum (WIF) 2018 from 22-26 October 2018. Watch the youth videos on UNCTAD’s Youtube site; and see the posters here.
With over 5000 delegates from around the globe attending the WIF and walking past the display, it served as an important call to action from young people to listen to youth voices and take action for gender equality.
Topic: Youth Entrepreneurship, Gender Equality
Collaborating with: UNCTAD - DIAE, The Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network, UN Women
Commissioned by: UNCTAD-DIAE, Symbiotics SA
#innovation #entrepreneurship #flowinaction #pureenergyofcreating #empretec #unctad #imagination #creativity #ideas #designthinking #designforflourishing #peopleandplanetcentreddesign #sdgs #genderequality