No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

No Ceilings Conversations

In 2014, No Ceilings launched the No Ceilings Conversations and the No Ceilings Survey to hear from as many voices as possible and discuss the diversity of challenges that girls and women face in all aspects of society. Through these events, No Ceilings could hear directly from girls and women around the world about the progress they are seeing in their own lives and the challenges and barriers they still face. The conversations also allowed No Ceilings to better understand where it needs to focus its efforts to truly make progress towards full participation. The conversation took place in various location – including different countries, states, and virtually on social media platforms including Google Hangouts and Twitter. Each conversation focused on a different topic, such as economic opportunity, education, and maternal health.

Between February 2014 and the end of 2016, No Ceilings hosted around 20 live and virtual conversations across three continents and on social media platforms including Google Hangouts and Twitter. More than 54,645 participants had engaged in these conversations by the end of 2016. These participants included 100 girls at the Lower East Side Girls Club; 200 students at Spelman College; over 1,700 online participants through a Twitter Q&A; 80 women in Lucknow, India; 1,000 attendees at the report launch in New York City; 100 participants in Nairobi, Kenya; 100 people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and over 500 13-18-year-old young women in select cities across the U.S. through No Ceilings Participation Party partnership with Girls, Inc and the UN Foundation’s Girl UP.