Digital Woman

MIRIANE RAÏSSA DJOUM NGUIENG
Posted March 5, 2019 from Cameroon

It all starts when I decide in third grade at high school, to do a second scientist after getting my patent. People around me have begun to discourage me. They told me that science is for men and that I will not succeed.

I decided to use these words as my source of motivation. I told myself, I would be the woman who will succeed where only men are used to succeed.

That's how I got my bachelor's degree at the age of 17 without failing once, being the first girl in my village. This information was well received, I had then managed to show that a woman can do everything, it is enough that she puts herself really at work.

Today, I am passionate by  digital technologies. I am happy to see that like me, many others women are also interested.

Seeing more women grouped together to solve their difficulties via technology is my main goal.

In Africa, we still have a lot to do to end gender discrimination is a long process already started.

I'm having so much trouble in my community because I do not have enough computers to teach as I would like. Software being paid, we cannot acquire for several computers. But I remain strong in my challenge. My entourage nicknamed me #Digital Woman# and I am very happy. Because it proves that my work impacts my environment.

Raissa DJOUM, Telecoms Engineer from Cameroon

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Dawn Arteaga
Mar 05
Mar 05

Congratulations #digitalwoman!! You are inspiring girls all around you to follow your example and break through those negative stereotypes and limitations. Amazing!

Marie Abanga
Mar 05
Mar 05

Bravo Raissa, un seul mot continuer.

Jill Langhus
Mar 05
Mar 05

Hi Raissa,

Thanks for sharing your awesome and inspiring story! It's awesome that you have been able to do achieve so much at such a young age already and that you are such a great role model for other girls and women. I'm looking forward to hearing what you create, #digitalwoman! Let's see it!

You may want to consider submitting this story, or another one for the current story awards, "Change starts with a story?" If so, this is the link: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/89833

Ok. Thank you

Jill Langhus
Mar 06
Mar 06

You're welcome:-)

leila Kigha
Apr 29
Apr 29

Well done Raissa.
Congratulations on your achievements.
Keep on keeping on

Beth Lacey
May 17
May 17

I hope you are able to secure more computers for your teaching

Of course Beth. I’m an Engineer of networks and telecoms. This is not a problem for me.

Seka
May 24
May 24

Tu es vraiment à envier madame"la femme numérique!" Quoi encore à demander à nos jeunes filles si ce n'est que s'impliquer dans la technologie? C'est un outil indispensable actuellement car étant à la base de tout développement. Puisses-tu avoir tout ce dont tu as besoin pour aller de l'avant!
Go up Marianne!

Rahmana Karuna
Jun 01
Jun 01

Dearest Raissa,
yea!!!! Girls CAN DO IT!!!!!
what an inspiration to your village. How proud your family is! it is a wonderful thing to not argue for one's limitations!!!