Over 1,000 female students across various disciplines, including engineering, science, business management, fashion design and catering, are set to get hands-on experience and valuable insights for their future careers.
This follows the launch on Tuesday at the Accra Technical University, “SheUnimpeded” initiative, by Empowering Upcoming Women (EmpUW), a non-governmental organisation.
It seeks to empower younger women with skills, wisdom and support them to harness their full potential.
Acknowledging the challenges women face due to limiting societal norms, the “SheUnimpeded” initiative connects aspiring young women in tertiary education with experienced career professionals.
The EmpUW’s Founding Director, Ms Dorcas Dare, said the NGO was committed to nurturing and empowering young women in their pursuit of personal and professional growth through coaching and sensitisation.
She said “EmpUW connects aspiring individuals with accomplished women, providing a platform for unimpeded success and boundless growth. EmpUW is dedicated to breaking down barriers and empowering women to achieve their goals and aspirations.
“This initiative represents a significant step towards creating a world where women can achieve their goals and ambitions without restraint. I firmly believe that the journey to success should be unimpeded for all.”
Ms Dare said SheUnimpeded is a testament to the fact that “when women support women, we can break barriers, shatter glass ceilings and accomplish anything we set our minds to. The commitment and dedication of role models and volunteer coaches who believe in the potential of these young women have made this initiative possible.”
The Dean of Students’ Affairs of ATU, Mr Martin Amoamah, said living in an era where gender equality was not just a lofty ideal, but a necessity for the advancement of society, the empowerment of upcoming women was not merely a matter of social justice, but an economic imperative that had become a critical priority.