Digital Woman

Posted March 5, 2019 from Cameroon

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

So, i decided to use these word like the motivation i need to go ahead. I told to myself,i will be the woman who will succeed where only men are used to succeed.

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

Today, i am passionate by digitals technologies, i study a lot in this field everyday. I am hapy to see that like me, many others women are als interested. Seeing more women grouprd together to solve their difficulties via technologies is my main goal.

I faced to many challenges, no computers, no licence for some software i need, but i still work harder to achieve my vision.

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

My entuage nicknamed me *Digital Woman* and i am very happy because it proves that my work really impacts my environment.

This story was submitted in response to Change Starts With a Story.

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Jill Langhus
Mar 06
Mar 06

Hello Raissa,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. Good luck with your story submission!

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 07
Mar 07

Hi Raissa,
I love your story for so many reasons. You began in third grade to stand up to the idea that some subjects were for men only! You kept on anyway. Congrats on being the first girl in your village to get your Bachelor's degree! You have faced so many challenges, and here you are in World Pulse, Digital Woman. look forward to following what you do next.
In sisterhood,

Dawn Arteaga
Mar 11
Mar 11

Wow! What an inspiration!! Congratulations Digital Woman! You are inspiring so many girls in your community to follow the path you blazed and women around the world like me through World Pulse

Beth Lacey
May 22
May 22

Good for you!