DESPITE AUSTRALIA HAVING A THRIVING START-UP CULTURE, RESEARCH INDICATES THAT LESS THAN A THIRD OF ALL BUSINESS ARE STARTED AND RUN BY WOMEN.
Women are still greatly underrepresented in the entrepreneurial community, citing lack of confidence and fear of failure been the major reasons why they don’t pursue entrepreneurship. We also recognise the invisible and complex barriers women experience in navigating their career journeys including cultural, societal, social, economic and political.
We believe that to build fundamental acceleration of female entrepreneurship in Australia, the conversation and learning needs to happen earlier in the education system. We want to reach young women at the critical touch points in their career, educational and personal journeys.
The Fuelling Female Success program is designed to support educators to bring entrepreneurship into the classroom. We believe storytelling, role modelling and mentorship has lasting impact, and is a fundamental way in which we can trigger change and build momentum.
The program is centered on the concept of ‘paying it forward’ – encouraging more female entrepreneurs to share their journey to help inspire, connect with and prepare the next generation of female entrepreneurs with enterprising skillsets, mindsets and thinking to be future ready and to thrive.
Ultimately, the Fuelling Female Success program hopes to help create a dynamic, thriving and high performing female entrepreneurship community in Australia by ensuring it is a part of the current education system.
The program caters for students from years 7 to 10. Research identifies that careers assistance in schools is more heavily concentrated in the later years of schooling (years 10 – 12), with fewer resources allocated to career development in the younger year levels. We want to reach young women at the critical touch points in their career, educational and personal journeys.
Fuelling Female Success is a blended online/offline storytelling based program featuring You Tube Channel of engaging video interviews with a diverse set of successful female entrepreneurs. The video content is supported with a teacher manual to help facilitate classroom discussions and continue the learning and development.
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Empowering students to believe they have the power to shape their own journey and overcome limiting thoughts and beliefs.
To connect budding entrepreneurs with a supportive network of role models, ambassadorial relationships and mentors.
Collaboration of business, entrepreneurship and education communities to strengthen, support and accelerate female entrepreneurship in the community.