Updated: Aug 4, 2020
As we begin to take the first steady steps into the post-Coronavirus world, we are on the precipice of an entirely new era. For the first time in history, the world has an opportunity to break down the decades of inequality, and drive real, sustainable change in our communities.
We are already seeing the green shoots of this change, with younger generations acting as a catalyst for a revolution in every aspect of our professional and personal lives. While COVID-19 might have led to employment opportunities diminishing for young people, it has also coincided with a growing rise in youth entrepreneurship.
These young entrepreneurs are using technology to break down societal structures and inequalities, creating innovative new solutions. This ensures they can support their local communities and provide opportunities to those fellow youngsters who would not otherwise be given this support.
There has never been a more critical time to begin investing in youth entrepreneurship. Having grown up connected with the world via social media, Generation Z is the first generation to have seen the inequalities in life. As they enter the workforce, they are focused on acting as agents of change, breaking the systematic traditions of their parents’ generation and creating an equal platform for people from all walks of life.
Female entrepreneurs, in particular, are on the rise, and many teen girls are empowered to become women of change within their communities, generating real social change within their communities. Allowing these young women to flourish, and helping them to develop their skills, is setting the scene for real change.
At AllieKits Network, we are committed to empowering girls and supporting innovative entrepreneurial ideas. We believe that there has never been a better opportunity than today to start creating a significant lifestyle change that will transcend through future generations, establishing a fairer and equal society.