Gender equality and work-life balance
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"'Promociona' helped me feel more confident as a leader. I believe in myself after they gave me coaching and mentoring. I used to be more insecure and humble as a female leader."
“Spain and Norway have become partners in gender equality. Our societies are different but our objectives are the same. The gender programme has been pioneering and perhaps one of the most successful,” said Norwegian Ambassador Johann Vibe at the closing event in Madrid on 10 June.
Six Spanish regions have developed innovative plans to help victims of domestic violence and improve coordination between various state agencies.
Lourdes, Soledad, Eva and Carolina: four women, four different backgrounds, each with a different story to tell. But they have one thing in common. All have ventured out of their comfort zone and taken the brave step of setting up their own business.
Only 17% of Board members in the world’s biggest companies are women. The 'Promociona' project financed by the Spanish Gender Equality Programme, may be just one small step on the way to change this, but it's making big waves.
Lola has designed a device for clothes identification, Ana, an interactive tourism app, and Blanca, a new housing concept for international students. These are just three of the 22 successful projects that received support from the 'Women Entrepreneurship Project'.
Gender stereotypes negatively affect society as a whole. In Spain, a project supported by the Grants aims to contribute to a more equal society by challenging gender inequality through the school system.