The Ladies First App Toolkit is a combination of technological tools to support the trainers using the Ladies First training material.
|Job decision simulation game|
Unit 3: Decision making
Description: This simulation game can be used by any single participant to train the ability to making decisions in the work life. It presents different situations each with a dilemma. Based on the selections the participant will receive a final result.
|A choir of guilt|
Unit 4: COMMUNICATION-Assertiveness-Setting boundaries/negotiation/conflict resolution
Description: This exercise is suitable for a group which has gained some experience together, i.e. has spent some time together and there is trust between the people. It could be used in the second half of a one-day training or if this is a group that meets regularly, it could be included during the first 2 or 3 meetings.
|Wheel of life|
Unit 5: Problem solving/ flexibility/ decision making
Description: This tool is used to play the wheel of life with all the participants interactively and show the aggregated results realtime. Authentication is needed. For the username and password please contact one of the Ladies First project’s partners in the “partners” area of the website.
|Aunt Josephine’s crystal vase|
Unit 6: Consequences of unbalanced family ecosystem
Description: This tool is a customized version of the famous prisoner’s dilemma. The prisoner’s dilemma is a standard example of a game analyzed in game theory that shows why two completely rational individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interests to do so. It was originally framed by Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher while working at RAND in 1950. Albert W. Tucker formalized the game with prison sentence rewards and named it “prisoner’s dilemma”.
|Women and career ambition|
Unit 7: Stereotypes
Description: Women tend to judge differently women who exhibit leadership traits compared to men. Success and likeability are inversely correlated for women, whereas they are directly correlated for men. Even though you cannot predict the outcome of this exercise, normally the words used to describe the female CEO in the following exercise are more negative, which can trigger a conversation about how we view women who rise to success and how this can hold them back from furthering their careers, with financial and work-life balance implications.