Girls Go Circular

Ambassadors Programme 2024

About the Programme

Young talents are at the forefront of dismantling gender stereotypes, advocating for equal opportunities, and driving meaningful change towards a more inclusive and equitable society. By empowering emerging talents to speak up, we are not just talking about progress – we are making it happen.

The newly launched Girls Go Circular Ambassadors Programme is all about listening, learning, and working closely across generations. Together, we are planting the seeds for a future where everyone can flourish. Join us in making a difference!

The Ambassadors Programme is an exciting one-year opportunity designed to empower Girls Go Circular alumnae to collaborate closely with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Community. As an ambassador, selected students will have the chance to advocate for the Girls Go Circular programme, representing it at both in-person and online events, and spreading the word far and wide. Alongside these opportunities, ambassadors will get the chance to enhance their leadership and communication skills by participating in different activities and tailored mentorship, contributing to their personal and professional growth.

The Ambassadors Programme is dedicated to girls aged 14-19 who graduated from Girls Go Circular’s learning programme successfully. If you are an alumna ready to make your voice heard, seize this incredible opportunity and apply below until 30 July 2024!

Opportunities

As a Girls Go Circular ambassador, you will embark on an exciting one-year journey, gaining invaluable experiences and opportunities along the way. Here is what you can look forward to:

Speaking at events

Explore different corners of Europe as you represent Girls Go Circular at events organised by the European Commission and the EIT Community. Your voice will be heard on platforms where change-makers gather to shape the future!

Participating in workshops

Immerse yourself in hands-on learning experiences by participating in Girls Go Circular’s in-person workshops. These workshops provide a unique space for collaboration, creativity, and skill-building, allowing you to deepen your understanding of sustainability and innovation.

Receiving mentoring

Receive personalised mentorship from esteemed industry professionals in science and technology. Whether you are interested in big companies, cutting-edge research, or innovative start-ups, our mentors will guide you towards your goals. Benefit from their wisdom, experience, and support as you navigate your journey as a young leader.

Being active at the Women and Girls in STEM Forum

Share your insights, inspire others, and advocate for gender equality in STEM fields at the Women and Girls in STEM Forum! A few volunteers will be selected to participate at Girls Go Circular’s flagship event in person and collaborate closely with the EIT Community.

Roles and Responsibilities

You will play a central role in promoting the Girls Go Circular programme and inspiring the next generation of participants. Here is how you will make a difference:

Promote Girls Go Circular in your school

Spread the word about Girls Go Circular within your school community, encouraging fellow students to get involved. Act as a liaison between the programme and your peers, sharing information, answering questions, and inspiring others to join the programme.

Act as a mentor

Serve as a mentor for younger Girls Go Circular participants, providing guidance, support, and encouragement as they navigate their own journey with Girls Go Circular. Share your experience, insights, and lessons learned, helping them to overcome challenges and complete the Girls Go Circular programme.

Promote the WGSF Student Challenge

Champion the Women and Girls in STEM Forum (WGSF) Student Challenge, encouraging participation and showcasing the talents and achievements of young women in STEM fields. Inspire others to take on the challenge, demonstrating the power of innovation, creativity, and collaboration in driving positive change.

Provide programme feedback

Offer valuable feedback and insights to help improve the Girls Go Circular programme. Your input will shape future initiatives, ensuring that the programme continues to meet the needs and aspirations of its participants. 

Selection Criteria

We’re looking for individuals who embody our values and are committed to driving positive change in the realms of science and technology. Here are the key criteria we’ll be considering:

Experience and knowledge

We seek ambassadors who not only possess a profound understanding of our mission and goals but also have demonstrated active engagement in the Girls Go Circular programme. To be considered, applicants must have successfully graduated from the programme, having completed the following requirements on the Circular Learning Space: 1) Introduction to Circular Economy, 2) Introduction to Online Safety and Etiquette, and 3) a thematic module of their choice.

Motivation and ambition

We’re seeking alumnae with a genuine desire and enthusiasm to participate in the Ambassadors Programme. Ambassadors should be eager to take on new challenges, expand their horizons, and make a meaningful impact as part of the programme.

Interest in STEM and ICT

Ambassadors with a demonstrated passion and curiosity for STEM and ICT are well-suited to contribute to the Girls Go Circular programme’s focus on supporting young talents in these fields.

Strong communication skills

Ambassadors should be able to articulate their ideas and perspectives clearly and effectively in English, and to engage with diverse audiences in a professional and respectful manner.

If you meet these criteria and are ready to make a difference as a Girls Go Circular Ambassador, we encourage you to complete the short form below and join us in our mission to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all!

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