Visionaria Network’s leadership and agency-based empowerment methods have been recognized for its applicability not only for adolescent girls, but also for adult female entrepreneurs and in support of a variety of professional fields that require the same base of self-confidence, self-awareness, and leadership skill set.
Visionaria Network’s approach highlighted
Visionaria Network’s approach was highlighted in the UN High Level Panel’s 2016 report on Women’s Economic Empowerment:
Training and mentoring programmes can improve women’s digital literacy by providing girls and women with information and technical know-how to expand their digital capabilities. Examples include Connected Women in Papua New Guinea, Digital Democracy in Haiti, and Intel’s She Will Connect, launched in 2014 in Sub-Saharan Africa and aiming to reach 5 million young women through an online peer network to improve access and relevant content. Another example is #iamtheCODE, which seeks to enable 1 million young women coders by 2030 through training and mentorship in Africa. A number of programmes have an explicit focus on women’s empowerment and leadership, including the Visionaria Network, which engages adolescent girls in Peru.
Citation: Klugman, Jeni. Tyson, Laura. “LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: A CALL TO ACTION FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT”. UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment 2016. p. 70
To learn more and download the entire report, please visit the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment website.