Initiative Update

Women in Digital

Achia Nila
Posted August 5, 2020 from Bangladesh
Learning and earning
Learning and earning scope through technology

Women in Digital is an all-star team of female technologists dedicated to bringing more Bangladeshi women into the digital economy. Empowering women with the training and job connections they need to cash in on the digital age.

Start with their success, Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNT1XbHyqb0&t=30s

Women in Digital (WID) is dedicated to promoting women's and girls’ education and empowerment through technology. Established in 2013, WID aims to create digital platforms to support, promote, and empower women and girls in areas of information and technology. Women in Digital is concerned about the existing digital and gender divide within the IT sector and thus is focused to unpack these challenges and offer practical solutions along with advocating for inclusive and empowering policy provisions. Since its establishment, it has trained and empowered more than 7868 adolescent girls and women all over Bangladesh. Women in Digital are not only working towards the digital literacy of women and girls but also offering market-relevant IT skills including online business development, offering digital marketing space to profile products, development of the app, reaching to targeted online customers, and raising individual profiles with special focus to women and girls. In addition, we are working towards digital-economic inclusion and the empowerment of women and girls. We are proud to share that ‘Women in Digital’ is the only women-led, women and girls’ focused organization within the IT sector in Bangladesh. Thousands of women and girls that we have trained have not only started jobs, do online business but also significantly changed deep-rooted social and gender norms in Bangladesh. A combination of IT, financial inclusion, gender, and empowerment aspects makes us unique as we aspire to see women's and girls’ leadership and economic independence in a more sustained way which will have an inter-generational impact. We also express our global solidarity on the same.

From 2013 to 2020 we have reached all 64 districts in Bangladesh. We have trained 8590 women all over Bangladesh and 7060 are successfully contributing to our GDP.  We have developed our own curriculum and based on student capacity assessment we provided them the courses. We trained our girls totally free of cost, after their graduation from our center we provided them a job and connected them with the job market. 

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

8590

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Nini Mappo
Aug 06
Aug 06

Dear Achia,
What you and your team envisioned and now accomplished is inspiring. To have reached all 64 districts in 7 or so years reflects a dedication that is truly commendable. Good on you for lifting these women up and launching them onto the growing digital economy.

All the best and God-speed in your future training projects.

Achia Nila
Aug 07
Aug 07

Thank you Nini. Pray for me, please! It's a hard journey :)

Nini Mappo
Aug 08
Aug 08

Yes, I will pray for you.
It is hard because the journey seems to be bringing the burdens and hopes of others along with you, so that their tomorrow can be lighter, brighter. Which makes it a privilege to pray for you regarding such a noble investment of your energies.
I am glad that you asked:)

Achia Nila
Aug 10
Aug 10

Thank you :)

Hello, Achia,

The work your doing and the impact you are reaching are impressive, dear! Congratulations!

I hope your program for women on tech will be replicated to other nations, led by your organization. Great job, dear!

Achia Nila
Aug 07
Aug 07

I wish I can replicate my model to different country.

Why not, dear? Doors will be open. Just keep on going!

Achia Nila
Aug 10
Aug 10

Thank you :)

Beth Lacey
Aug 07
Aug 07

Wow! almost 9000 women. This is such a great accomplishment

Achia Nila
Aug 07
Aug 07

Thank you so much Beth :)

Chi8629
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you for sharing Sister.

Achia Nila
Aug 10
Aug 10

Welcome dear :)

ARREY- ECHI
Aug 14
Aug 14

Hello Achia,
Congratulations for all your amazing work you do.

That's quiet an accomplishment in 7 years. It is especially heartwarming to see you using IT to empower women. That skill is really going to be most valuable now in these days of COVID 19.

Spreading to almost all the districts is laudable indeed.

Keep impacting.

Achia Nila
Aug 14
Aug 14

Thank you so much, Arrey :)