Of course to be able remaining the competition with other countries in the world, but also to add value and realize things you really, really really like to do! See our video about entrepreneurship education
In this blog we show you around
1. The new materials of the 100Mirrors project about Your Own Business in the Manual Focus on Your Future
2. Tip you some models and discussions on entrepreneurship education, training and policy-making
3. An European Entrepreneurship Competence framework.
When you are a teacher/coach, you are always looking for new materials to inspire your students to enhance their entrepreneurial attitude. In this blog we give some reactions and tips of teachers/coaches in Higher Education and Universities.
Why use the stories in your classroom?
Scientists are not quite accustomed to entrepreneurship. A career normally will be find in jobs at universities or in R&D departments in private companies or NGO’s. Although, there are examples of women managing their own science based business.
Researchers In Science for Equality (RISE, the network of female beta scientists in Leiden the Netherlands) and TheNextWomen (a network of successful female entrepreneurs) organised together a workshop about entrepreneurship based on science. 30 women, most students, were present of the Bio Science Park and the Technical Universities Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam.
We laughed out loud: The yearly report of Women to the Top in the Netherlands showed: an increase of a small 0,6% women in the board rooms, from 20,9 to 21,5%. The target of 30% still is far away.
We met Dr. Elizabeth Stroble, President Webster University . She held a moving and inspiring keynote as guest of honour, during the 8 March event of the Women Business Initiative International in The Hague the Netherlands. [video]
In her keynote, Dr. Stroble reflects both personally and professionally, on this moment in which we as women find ourselves, to consider how best we can educate women as entrepreneurs. Through this education it is Dr Stroble’s goal that we will open the world to women, and women to the world.
The 100Mirrors project of Erasmus+ to make new educational materials for the motivation of entrepreneurial women is conducted by 8 organisations. (2 universities, 2 network and advisory organisations of entrepreneurial women, 1 social entrepreneurs foundation, 3 support to work organisations). In 7 countries, Spain, Greece,The NL, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Italy.
Our communication language is English.
We now have produced 100 new stories in texts and videos of role models in our countries, so women and students could identify themselves and be motivated to set steps in their own career.
The next step of the project team is producing guidelines, lessons, tools and tips for teachers, lecturers and career consultants of Universities and Higher professional education institutes.
During our transnational meeting to coordinate all our efforts in Amsterdam, we took the chance to present and share our tools and insights on the power of mentoring with entrepreneurs, workers, teachers, students and career consultants.
Do you agree with one of the Dutch role models Carmen Breeveld with her call to prime minsiter Mark Rutte to leave a mark on stimulating entrepreneurship in EU? She says we need more risk/venture capital funds to stimulate female entrepreneurs and youngsters with innovations. Follow the example of Obama she says. Sure he could, why not we?
Ben je het eens met het Carmen Breeveld? Zij roept Mark Rutte op, als voorzitter van Europa dit half jaar, om ondernemerschap hoger op de agenda te zetten. Zij zegt: volg het voorbeeld van Obama. Het lukte hem om fondsen met 1 miljard aan risicokapitaal gevuld te krijgen, om in te zetten voor ondernemerschap van vrouwen en jongeren met innovatieve plannen.
Helpful for defining your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016?
The Dutch ‘Mirror’ Samira Bouchibti, politician and advisor social issues, reflects on the balance of combining work and family life, the feelings of guilt and the demands women put on their selves, doing everything perfect or even more! In this video, Dutch spoken but subtitled in all the 8 languages of the project, you will hear her 9 tips for women to hold on to positive energy, for all the work you love so much and gives you fun. Read more
Een inspiratie voor je goede voornemens voor 2016?
De Nederlandse ‘mirror’ Samira Bouchibti filosofeert over haar bestaan als politica, schrijfster en presentator. Ze reflecteert op de werk-privé balans, de hoge lat die vrouwen zichzelf geneigd zijn op te leggen, om alles meer dan perfect te willen doen. In deze video Nederlands gesproken en ondertiteld in alle 8 talen van ons project, hoor en zie je 9 tips voor vrouwen, om met positieve energie alles, wat je al zo leuk vond, aan te kunnen.
We met yesterday Madi Sharma. She is one of the few entrepreneurs in EU parliament. She is active at DG GROW of the European Economic and Social Committee. She loves to hear more of our project 100Morrors. But first her life and business story here, to insspire you!
Gisteren hebben we Madi Sharma mogen ontmoeten bij een meeting over solopreneurship. Zij is een van de weinige onddernemers in het Europese Parlement. Zij wil graag meer van ons project weten, maar eerst laat ik jullie - ter inspiratie- haar levens- en bedrijfsverhaal zien:
To get contacts for business
To have fun
To share, to learn, to give and get
And most of all: Equal partners to help you to reflect
on your daily work and strategy; SO to get new energy.
www.Bitesenbusiness.nl is one of the women networks in 20 cities in the Netherlands. They already have a presence in Malaga Spain, and are looking now for country managers. Could that be interesting for you? Also in other countries this concept could be developed. In this small video Marijke Krabbenbos (one of the role-models in our 100Mirror project) tells in 1,5 minute about the Bites en Business concept. VIDEO Marijke Bitesenbusinesslooking for country managers. English subtitled