Spectra exists to empower young women from all walks of life to fulfill their potential.
→ We run events (like this one)
→ We create campaigns (check out our #ClassOfSpectra campaign)
→ We interview women from different career paths
→ We provide opportunities for mentorship and support
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish, whether that’s in politics or other fields.” – Michelle Obama
WHAT DRIVES US?
We’re unapologetically feminist. We believe in the political, economic and social equality of the genders. And our feminism is intersectional – the only way it should be. Every young woman, irrespective of background and structural barriers, should and must have the opportunity to fulfill her potential.
And that’s also why we’re called SPECTRA. Women exist on multiple spectrums/spectra – they come in different colours, shapes, sizes, abilities.
We started Spectra because we saw a problem and we wanted to do something to fix it. So we’re not just going to sit somewhere and complain about what’s wrong with the world. We’re going to walk the walk. And we want everyone in the community to feel empowered to do the same, fulfill their potential and make the world a better place.
We’re all about being real. We keep authenticity and honesty in the back of our mind whatever we do.
“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
We think Madelaine Albright – the first woman to become US Secretary of State – is right. If we want women to succeed we need to make it a priority to help each other out.