WE-ME Women Power
Describe the problem that you want to address. How does this problem effect people in their daily lives?

Despite the introduction of gender discrimination and equal legislation, the majority of women still receive lower salaries and lower status. Moreover, women face the so-called glass ceiling effect “the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements” (Federal Glass Ceiling Commission, 1995, p. 4).  Thus, in order to develop a modern manifesto for fragmenting this glass ceiling, we endeavor into a webpage (accompanied with a relevant mobile application) that will bring together good practices, successful stories and practical advice on how women can deal with these difficulties.

Describe your proposed solution – How does your approach build on or add to more traditional ways of dealing with problem?
WoMEnpower is a community platform (accompanied with a relevant mobile application) that aims to help young women to receive mentoring on their self-improvement and increase their self-esteem with other women. It is expected to provide women with practical advice on how to deal with difficulties in their private and professional life in order to overcome the glass-ceiling effect. Moreover, WoMEnpower also aims at having woman's voice heard in society, in political discussions and decision making processes.
Which technologies are you planning to use and why? Please make reference to other similar uses of your proposed technology.

The WoMEnpower will facilitate

a) an online exchange platform, where women across the Euro-med region can share their stories and overcome their difficulties

b) a collective production of toolkit for stakeholders (eg. State and private administrators) in order to raise awareness and best practices for promoting equal rights. The toolkit may have the form of a text/manual or a video sensitizing on equality issues.

c) a newsletter that will allow Womens’ voice to be heard (publication of articles allowing sharing of ideas with a wide audience)

d) a bimonthly successful narrative/story (video) of a woman in Euro-med region,  and

e) a social media plugin (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+) in order to encourage visitors to share content with their friends and followers.