In February 2020 we decided to hold a hackathon style summit and brought together over 80 young females from around the U.K. together for a day of problem-solving, solution building and pitching. There were 4 groups and 4 challenge statements that focused on product development, digital advertising, developing a business case and community events.
The thinkHER tribe were then split into smaller groups of 4-5 (within their wider group) and had to create an innovative solution to the challenge statement and pitch this solution back to a team of judges. The 4 winning teams then pitched against each other to the full room of attendees, facilitators, volunteers and the thinkHER ambition team.
70% of attendees said that they felt more confident and empowered after #ChallengeHER
80% said that they would recommend their friends to the next thinkHER ambition event or workshop
Students were able to network with representatives from corporate organisations such as ITV and Unilever and now have the confidence to pursue work experience opportunities through their new connections