Gild Collective workshops allow young women the chance to have open dialogue about their fears, challenges, and most importantly, their strengths. These workshops are an unique opportunity for women to bond over a creative experience while building leadership skills.
To “gild” is to enhance or elaborate on something.
These workshops facilitate new and necessary dialogue around issues facing young women and in parallel, these projects convert ordinary materials into extraordinary pieces. At universities, in sorority suites and off-campus spaces, Gild gathers women with purpose to create change.
Whether you’re still exploring majors, applying for internships or prepping to graduate, college-aged women face unique opportunities and challenges.
It is important now more than ever for young women in America to come together as one. Across political lines, across religious beliefs, across pre-conceived notions of one another.
Looking ahead into careers, there are obstacles young women can start hurdling now. Examples: a majority of women find themselves apologizing at work without reason and also feel short-changed in salary and title based on sex.
Four out of five feel uncomfortable asking for female mentorship.
The Gild Collective know that women want to confront issues, break glass ceilings, and pull up others as they go—so they created the avenue to get there!
Program Topics: Empowerment, Social Change, Leadership
Combat stereotypes, prepare for unique gender-related challenges women will face & develop support systems
Gild curriculums address issues young women face on campus and in their initial steps of career development using these three pillars:
We underscore the difference between speaking up and being outspoken, and examine what “I’m sorry” really means on campus or in the office. Our participants reflect on their accomplishments, explore the notion of personal pride, and seize the space they deserve to take up in the room.
FOSTERING MENTORSHIP & RELATIONSHIPS
No matter what they say, there’s enough room for everyone at the table! We unpack the struggles of navigating a competitive landscape, lay emphasis on building positive relationships and explore the meanings behind paying it forward.
OVERCOMING UNJUST MOMENTS
Even tougher than asking the question, “Is it because I’m a woman?”, is learning the real answer. We dissect issues of discrimination as a group, drill to the root causes, and provide concrete tools to address them and drive women’s equality forward.
This self-led workshop is ideal for groups with smaller budgets that still want to provide an impactful message. Our team has the experience and have done the research on what it takes to deliver an engaging workshop but
We are handing over our expertise with a personalized facilitation guide that will serve as the perfect script for your event. In addition, we will ship everything that you need for your creative project (materials + comprehensive instructions).
Virtually Facilitated Workshop
Ideal for groups who would prefer a bit of guidance during the workshop but want to keep costs low – no worries, we’ll ship all required project materials to you.
On the day of the workshop,
Ideal for larger groups who would prefer in-person guidance and for us to do all of the heavy
In addition, we will bring all of the creative supplies and provide in-person craft instruction and guidance for all participants.
When I asked the sisters about their strengths, they all shared. It was cool, because girls don’t like to brag about themselves. But they were all able to share positive things about themselves and the other girls could learn something positive and new about someone and recognize that they could go to her for help.Lauren D.
As co-leader of a women in technology organization at P&G, I’m always looking for fun activities to engage our members and create a sense of community. When I heard about Gild Collective’s corporate programs, I knew it would be a great fit for us. We’ve done several DIY events in the past for socializing and networking, but the Gild Collective event with Morse Code necklaces and a Mentoring theme tied the DIY activity to a larger purpose. The event was the most highly attended event in the past year, and we got great feedback from attendees. Our members enjoyed the crafting and reflection activities, plus we got something beautiful and meaningful to take away with us!Sammy Wang
A couple weeks ago, Rachel and Kelsey came to Miami University and ran a workshop with the women involved in Greek Life. As their intern, it was fun to participate in the actual workshop and listen as my incredible bosses inspired the young women I interact with every day. Together, we engaged in awesome conversation and crafted beautiful morse code necklaces. They loved Gild, almost as much as I do, and I can’t wait to have them back for more sisterhood events.Taylor K.