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The project I will get better! supported nearly 50 women


The project started in 2020 to respond to the gap between male and female earnings. This difference has decreased in the past two years due to various factors, according to the latest Eurostat data, the average difference between the gross hourly earnings of men and women in the European Union is 13%. Compared to other EU countries, the Czech Republic is in 16th place with a salary difference of 16.4%.

Our ambition was focused on specific goals for the labour market in the Zlín region and through support, mentoring, education and employment support for women in STEM programs to contribute to improving the career and financial situation of the involved women.

There was a lot of interest in the project's activities and we were able to involve different groups. We approached several employers where a mentoring program was taking place with chosen women to support their career development. We also worked with women who were currently looking for prospective employment.

We´ve supported a total of 46 women in the project. All of them were involved in the counselling program and specified their individual development plan together with the job counsellors. A large number of women participate in education, both professional and managerial seminars. A total of 18 participants received a new professional qualification thanks to the project. The interest was mainly in business and marketing on social media, which has great possibilities as well as very promising field of software testing.

In the project, we also worked directly with employers and enabled them to draw wage contributions when meeting the project conditions. There were 12 new jobs created thanks to the project.

The project managed to fulfil the planned goals and contribute to better conditions for women on the labour market in the Zlín region. Important success factors were the long-term and systematic support of the target group and the involvement of various labour market stakeholders, e.g. employers, workplace mentors, psychologists, as well as successful women who inspired the target group at seminars.

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