Gender-Inclusive Social Entrepreneurship
6 May 2022
The innovation camp “Gender-Inclusive Social Entrepreneurship” was organized on 6 May 2022 at the Latvian Academy of Sciences in Riga. The 10 participants worked with experts to develop innovative solutions for a more gender-inclusive social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Latvia. The experts shared their experience, knowledge, and practical advice on how to create, register and develop a successful social enterprise.
Winning team & solution:
365 Mother’s Day – an app for pregnant women and young mothers where they can acquire experience, up-to-date knowledge, and feel accepted and be heard.
© Nora Laurīte (University student) , Alise Kristīne Egle (University student), Maija Luīze Strādniece (University student) and Evita Lauceniece (University student)
Many pregnant women and young mothers experience significant stress and negative emotions that can be caused by feeling sick while pregnant and/or lack of interaction with other people while on maternity leave.
To create a social space for pregnant women and young mothers where they can acquire experience, up-to-date knowledge, and feel accepted and be heard, the winning team conceived a program for these women that would help them gain experience while on maternity leave or keep up with the newest knowledge. This idea promotes the creation of such support programs as well as other well-being programs and mental support. The jury favoured this concept because it was qualitative and easily implementable.
Winning team: 365 Mother’s Day
Testimonials from participants
“This experience gave me many unexpected, positive emotions and insights, as well as very useful experiences, listening to the opinions of experts and a team, creating new social business ideas”. Nora Laurīte
“It was very interesting to listen to the opinions of experts, and this knowledge will most definitely be useful to me in the future. This event gave me an insight into the opportunities that we as young people often miss.” Alise Kristīne Egle