HOW IT ALL STARTED
Since 2012, EcoMaris has been working with young adults who have drifted away from the job market for various reasons. Opportunity Road was born out of a desire to help young women with an interest for entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
Inspired by various international projects, we have developed an innovative program based on mentorship, direct action and a passion for business.
This program provides influential women with an opportunity to guide young women living in homelessness and who have a dream of entrepreneurship. Each mentor will have a chance to share her expertise during an expedition aboard the EcoMaris. Mentors will also help mentees achieving their business goals through a 1-year follow-up.
The purpose of this program is to help young women envision themselves as contributors to the economy. In other words, we want to help young women develop a meaningful project while rebuilding their self-esteem and finding a path to personal and professional success.
– To promote entrepreneurship
– To create a professional support network
– To encourage business creation
– To support women in business
– To contribute to women’s progress in the national economy
– To lift taboos around homelessness
– To allow for different social profiles to connect
– To foster long-term collaboration
Dates for this program will be announced shortly.
A PARTICIPANT’S EXPECTATIONS
I hope that Opportunity Road will help me down the path that will lead me to my dreams.
Boarding this ship, I expect to be fascinated with the maritime world as well as traditional knowledge and cutting-edge technology behind it.
Since dropping out of school, I’ve explored a wide range of careers yet none of them stroke a chord. I feel I have to draw my own path and the prospect of having a mentor by my side is very reasurring as I’m taking an important step. A mentor can help me use the skills I’ve gathered along the way to make something coherent and useful.