Womenpower (WE-ME)

A community platform that links women mentors and mentees together


Principal Investigator: Antigoni Parmaxi

Programme: Mahallae (funded by UNDP): Women and Dialogue challenge

Research Staff:
Dr. Andri Ioannou, Christina Vasiliou, Dr. Christiana Kouta, Dr. Maria Kapardis, Giwrgos Lambrou

Total Funding: $30,000

Funding to the Lab: $27,000

Funding Source: Mahallae digital neighborhood for civic engagement (funded by UNDP)

Duration: 10 months (June 2014-May 2015)

Partners:

  • Cyprus Interaction Lab, Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Department of Nursing, Cyprus University of Technology

 

Project Summary:

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 also allows its members to organize local WE-ME Mentoring/supporting- meetings, seminars and/or fairs and a yearly WE-ME Mentoring-conference in Euro-Mediterranean region.

This platform is expected to encourage woman’s voice to be heard in society, in political discussions and decision making processes. The platform will primarily target women in academia, business and health and social care; whereas other fields will also be added in the platform.

 

Sponsors:

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Supporters:

 

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