Womenpower: winner of Mahallae challenge “Women and Dialogue”

Womenpower (WE-ME)is the winning concept of Mahallae (funded by UNDP) under the “Women and Dialogue” challenge. The project is funded with $30,000 for a period of ten months (June 2014-May 2015).

Aim of the project: the project intends to link women mentors and mentees together through an online community platform to be developed following a user-centered approach. More specifically WE-ME aims at helping young women to receive support and advice in regards to self-improvement, in order to increase their self-esteem, personal and social power and solidarity. It is expected to provide women with practical advice on how to deal with difficulties in their personal and professional life in order to overcome the glass-ceiling effect and promote gender equality. Moreover, the platform will also allow its members to organize local WE-ME Mentoring/supporting- meetings, seminars and/or fairs and a yearly WE-ME Mentoring-conference to be organized in Euro-Mediterranean region. These events are expected to allow women to exchange ideas and develop a community of mentors and apprentices. WoMEnpower will primarily target women in academia, business and health and social care; whereas other fields will also be added in the future.

The project launched on June 25th-26th at the Design and Activation Workshop which took place at the Home4Cooperation in Nicosia. Principal Investigator of the project is Antigoni Parmaxi, PhD Candidate at the Cyprus Interaction Lab in the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). The project is coordinated by the Cyprus Interaction Lab (Antigoni Parmaxi, PhD Candidate; Dr. Andri Ioannou, Lecturer, Christina Vasiliou, PhD Candidate and Giwrgos Lambrou, Interaction Designer) and involves experts from the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management (Dr. Maria Kapardis, Associate Professor, President of the committee of Equality of CUT), Department of Nursing (Dr. Christiana Kouta, Assistant Professor, vice-president of the committee of Equality of CUT ) and international professional associations such as the Association for Computing Machinery on Women-ACM-W supporting this project.

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For more information on our project please visit our website: www.womenpowerproject.eu

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