For 3 days in December, 100 young women got together to be part of Starfish’s “Cienpoderadas” gathering in Panajachel, Sololá. An event dedicated to promote communication, connections and co-creation of strategies to become the next generation of women leaders in Guatemala.
These young adults came from all walks of life, proceeding from various regions around Guatemala in which organizations and schools selected their top women leaders and sent them to the three day event.
The purpose of the event was to form a close-knit group of women who are motivated leaders, connect them, train them to collaborate with each other through a strategic plan on social media and for them to create tangible initiatives to tackle issues like gender equality in the communities.
SHEVA was part of the event by training these women through the Weaving Networks workshops by teaching them about emails, facebook, and safety on the internet. It was truly inspiring to see so many talented and motivated young leaders. They all wanted to learn everything and wanted to be a part of a change that will bring Guatemala to the forefront. They are definitely the future of Guatemala.