Under the name of 200 Portraits are 200 hidden stories about entrepreneur women or women that have broken the glass ceiling. Stories told in first person which show the hardships that they had to overcome or the support they received to get to where they are. Stories that tell us about skills that give us advice and encourage us to start a business or achieve a successful career. Stories which want to be mirrors women can be reflected upon to start their own life stories.
In each portrait of woman you can find a video interview (English subtitles are available in all videos) and her story with the following information:
About me with some general information as her studies, the economical sector, the name of her business or the place where she works
My Background and Career with information about her studies, her professional experiences or some important success in her personal life
My Experience with an overview of different problems she had at the beginning of her project or later, decisive factors that helped her in her business or professional career, etc.
My Skills, a personal reflection of those skills or qualities that she had or she has had to acquire during her professional life
Hints & Tips with interesting advices to other women who want undertake a new entrepreneur’s project or women who want to develop their careers in male-dominated sectors
In order to facilitate the access to this information, you'll find the stories of women divided by:
- Country: stories from 10 different European countries and all of them are available in English. Besides, stories from Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain are also available in all partners languages
- Economical Sector: women from different countries are divided by 10 different economical sectors so you can compare how European women are implementing their business project or professional career in the same economical sector
- Teaching Topics: 8 different teaching topics that can be used during the lessons or counseling activities and where you can find women from different countries talking about those specific topics. These topics and women are linked with the Manual Focus on Your Future where you can read tips, more information or learning resources.
You can find the stories of these women below (press the button to hold more portraits or hold Shift key and press the button to load all portraits) or by searching for their country of residence or for the economic activity where each woman develops their project. You can also use the web’s searching tool to make your own searches with keywords, choose those who may interest you the most!