She is the voice of technology’s future, treated as incapable but capable.

maeann
Posted October 16, 2021 from Philippines

 

Now days, I can see women who are empowered with their career.  In some countries, women are more dominant than men.  They can express their thoughts through an art of tattoo, some on how they dress, on the talents they have and skills.

 

You can see women in power even the works are for men.  It is also easier to work with women, and easier for them to look for a job, because they are flexible.  Women lives longer compare with men because of their expressive attitude and some of them are in leadership.

 

Despite of any changes that a woman has been facing right now either from their career, family, body or in society. Remember that once upon a time, this woman was a girl. 

 

A young girl who are easily manipulated, innocent, fragile, hyperactive, and trying to be different just to be different.  But has potential on her hand.

 

On the coming 5 to 10 years, these girls around the world when empowered and given a chance to learn the use of technology can be a channel of change.

 

She can be a voice of those who are deaf to speak with their rights.  With the technology, she can reach more women who needs encouragement.  She will watch on every injustice that needs to be heard and bring attention with.  She can bring unity and create an atmosphere of sisterhood globally. 

 

She is the voice of technology’s future, treated as incapable but capable.

 

Look at a young girl who became famous in 2018, Greta Thunberg, 15 yrs old from Sweden.  She skipped school in a strike against climate change. She was invited to speak at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference and her speech went viral. Her famous quote “Our house is on fire”

 

Each girl has dream and to look forward to for their future.  The technology can be source of knowledge and expression. 

 

If this can be taught to girls and use it responsibly, they have the power to be the voice of technology’s future.  

 

May these tips help you achieve of becoming the future you want to be in the digital community:

 

a) Know your rights - Girls rights are human rights.  Some would look at you as incapable or disadvantage. You have the rights recognized in the convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC).

 

b) Educate yourself - there are many ways to nurture our minds with knowledge and information. You can explore various resources on these lists: list of free e-books to download, story online,  list of free online courses,  or read books.

 

 

c) Prioritize Safety online – there is online risks in the digital community that invades your privacy, cyberbullying, sexting and harassment. In order to protect yourselves from these: *never give out personal information, including name, address, phone, social security or home address

*don’t post your photo on public sites

*don’t open an email you don’t know

*don’t respond to insulting or bullying messages

*report inappropriate messages to a trusted adult

*set time limits for being online

*don’t meet with someone you met online

*don’t chat with strangers

 

 

d) Trust in your ability – technology is for all ages. The opportunity is in your hand. There is potential in technology. You can be a game-changer for the tech industry.

 

The future is you! Get on tech. One day you will tell you story.

 

 

This story was submitted in response to Day of the Girl: Our Digital Future.

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Tamarack Verrall
Oct 16
Oct 16

Dear Maeann,
What a great message about the power of girls, along with really good, down to earth information sources and advice. I was imagining you standing in front of a roomful of lucky girls having the chance to meet you in person.
Soar on, sister!

maeann
Oct 17
Oct 17

Hi Tam, thank you for being an inspiration always in your comments. Your wisdom is a treasure.

megsmueller
Oct 16
Oct 16

Hi Maeann
How are you?
You really have a way of educating all of us! I always enjoy your write-ups. You are really technology's voice. Thank you for sharing the tips and also for sharing your dreams and aspirations for our future young female leaders.

maeann
Oct 17
Oct 17

Hi Megsmueller,

I am doing well, how are you? We both are, and we will continue to be the voice of the coming female leaders as we are now. I am sure there are more tips we can learn with. It is the least i know.

megsmueller
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thanks Maeann. I am well, thank you!

Grace Iliya
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thank you for sharing such educative piece. I enjoyed reading it. The safety tips are on point.

Much Love

maeann
Oct 19
Oct 19

Helo Ceegrah, thank you hope the safety tips are helpful and reminder.

SADRAG
Oct 18
Oct 18

The future is you!
so rightly said.
its our girls who would take the world forward now
love
mala

maeann
Oct 19
Oct 19

Hi Sadrag, yes I agree. Let's invest on them.

Rojin
Oct 23
Oct 23

Dear Maeann,

Napakagandang mensahe. Sang-ayon ako sa inyong isinulat na dapat ay limitahin natin ang ating sarili sa pag-online. Nakakasiguro ako na marami ang naka-relate dito.