What most excites me about Web 2.0 is that it: Facilitates the sharing of experiences, thoughts, ideas. Facilitates “open-ness”, “one-ness”, “purposeful-ness”. Facilitates personal growth and personal transformation.
The solutions I think Web 2.0 brings to the global womens empowerment movement are: The characteristics of Web 2.0 will allow consolidation of multiple efforts all aimed at empowerment, of not only women, but all who are underprivileged and challenged. The inter-connectivity can bring power to the individual by forming a collective that when bonded is harder to ignore.
How does or will Web 2.0 empower me: Will allow me to “find my voice”. Despite being a leader in my community and profession, this opportunity will help me with getting the courage to “speak out”. I have been struggling with a sense of “reputation”. I feel I now have a good & strong reputation that Im unsure of how to balance the need to speak out and be taken seriously. I have received compliments of being seen as a leader, however, its easy to be a “business” leader and not make controversial statements. The challenge is being a “business & community” leader that works to transform.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0.