Pre-Conference: TYEM (The Young Entrepreneurs Mastery) Young Women Leader's Workshop - Proposed Topics

1. Achieving Excellence

This workshop presents a simple, time-tested four-step process that will guide your journey towards success. Whether you have set your sights on a personal or professional goal, this road map will save you time, energy, and resources in achieving results that are meaningful and enduring. Learn to solve problems, manage risk and change, develop leadership skills, and improve the quality of your life.

2. Empowering your Destiny

Self-empowerment works from the inside out. It is more than an attitude - it is an overall feeling of effectiveness. Empowering your destiny will inspire you to reach your desired level of excellence with tips on how to foster mutually supportive relationships with others as well as how to feel more comfortable with being accountable for making decisions. This lecture will help you develop a sense of ownership in their tasks and to achieve personal success.

3. Understanding Normal Personality Potential and Development (optional)

It would be useful to us if we could all gain a better insight to ourselves and to develop a keen sense of self-understanding. The individual’s personal temperament and style may draw attention and influence various aspects of interactions with his or her surroundings. If this were true it would be useful for us to gain personal self knowledge and awareness of who, what, how and why about the self.

Through the application of a highly structured profiling instrument such as the Big 5 we could benefit from the following:

i. Coming to terms with our own coping stances in various life events, experiences and situations of stress, changes and structure;

ii. Learning to adapt to significant others’ personal styles and preferences;

iii. Understanding the dynamism and continuous interaction with work and social demands;

iv. Developing maturity and stability in the midst of transitions

Note. This module will cost an additional of $50 per participant as a psychometric profiler is administered.

4. Dilemma Between Family And Career

Many women have successful careers and a family to balance. Many have often come to the dilemma that is important to all women who want both work and family.

If a woman has a family and career, the question often comes to mind is: How will she reconcile having two children under the age of 6 as well as a career that clearly means much to her? And how will she deal with the flak she is getting for trying?

As women, most of them want to nurture our intellects without having to say bye-bye to parenting instincts. They want a full life, with all its inherent challenges and opportunities.

5. The Circumstances of Women Entrepreneurs

In most countries, regions and sectors, the majority of business owner/managers are male (from 65% to 75%). However, there is increasing evidence that more and more women are becoming interested in small business ownership and/or actually starting up in business. In addition, rates of self employment among women are increasing in several EU countries. Although there are no official statistics relating businesses to the gender of their owner/manager, there is a good deal of evidence to suggest a significant increase in female entrepreneurship. One consequence of this is that women are a relatively new group of entrepreneurs compared with men, which means that they are more likely to run younger businesses. This in turn has some implications for the problems they face and their ability to deal with them.

6. The Social Entrepreneur Revolution and You

The idea of "social entrepreneurship" has struck a responsive cord. It is a phrase well suited to our times. It combines the passion of a social mission with an image of business-like discipline, innovation, and determination commonly associated with, for instance, the high-tech pioneers of Silicon Valley. The time is certainly ripe for entrepreneurial approaches to social problems. Many governmental and philanthropic efforts have fallen far short of our expectations. Major social sector institutions are often viewed as inefficient, ineffective, and unresponsive. Social entrepreneurs are needed to develop new models for a new century.