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.
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.