ENID Network, an online platform and schools program dedicated to empowering girls’ to pursue the career and future they desire, is bringing its schools presentation program to Mudgee and Gulgong later this month.
ENID co-founders, 24-year-old Nina Khoury and 22-year-old Adriana Stefanatos, are delivering interactive school presentations to Year 7 – 12 female school students.
The female entrepreneurs present to teenage girls about career pathways and diverse study opportunities while building the students’ skills, confidence and self-belief needed to achieve them.
“At Gulgong High School, we want our girls to broaden their horizons; to pursue a career in STEM or start their own business. ENID offers an innovative and vibrant way of demonstrating career paths while building the self-belief in our girls,” Principal Ms Linda Macleod said.
Co-founders Nina and Adriana saw the need for young women to talk to and act as role models for young girls. Students are presented with young positive female role models pursuing an array of opportunities; girls that resemble “big sisters” the school students can relate to.
“Through ENID we wanted to create and showcase a community of smart, ambitious girls who were doing unique and inspiring things. At ENID, we believe you can’t achieve what you can’t see.” Ms Stefanatos said.
The program was named after co-founder Nina’s, great great Aunt, Enid Lyons, the first woman in the Australian House of Representatives and Federal Cabinet. “We want to capture Enid’s trail-blazing legacy, and she embodied what we are now seeking to achieve: to empower the next generation of young women,” Ms Khoury said.