Women uses Technology to share their advocacy that Teach, Empowers, Changemaker and Hope

maeann
Posted March 15, 2020 from Philippines
Women uses Technology to share their advocacy that Teach, Empowers, Changemaker and Hope

I never thought that I can connect through the power of technology. The celebration of International Women’s Day 2020 sparkle an idea of a webinar, a seminar conducted over the internet. It’s not new to me since I have been joining several webinars online, but I never thought of hosting one.  

This technology gives way for my fellow World Pulse Ambassadors and Encouragers to meet online through Facebook messenger to plan on how we can celebrate International Women’s Month.  

This technology transformed my life on how I can connect globally and making it work for women by encouraging them to share their stories and advocacy online. 

Through this online webinar, a barrier has been break because it is showing us that there are women who have more to tell, women can express, women can connect and women can build a movement on breaking the silence by one click, one comment, one connection at a time.

As long as you have internet, a topic and willing to tell your story you can reach more women and young girls.  

The internet is so powerful that can stir up fear or inspiration. But we choose to use this internet to connect and build sisterhood.

Four things that amaze me while I spearhead this webinar with my sisters on World Pulse. 

T - Teaches me to read and learn how to use digital tools available online. The course I enrolled in online helped and gives me the courage to make this happen.

 E - Empowers women in my community that they can not only write, but also tell their stories online. Most of the time we watch other people's stories, but this time we tell our story. A story that inspires and empowers women.

C - Changemaker, is how this technology brings us together. We gather knowledge and resources to make a change. The women of today can use technology by pooling of talents and skills. This we create a difference. Women can share their experienced, can share their advocacy and share her interest that everyone can learn from each other.

Example here is a Facebook group created for Mommies who have kids with special needs. This support group is our way of reaching out with women, letting them know that they are not alone in this journey. And this technology is a way to connect with them.

H - Hope. There is hope for every woman that when they can access the internet and start building one voice then those who are deprived, abuse, experienced injustice can be heard and receive support through encouragement and create awareness. This deliberately creates a revolution of oneness. 

I am so overwhelmed because ideas and opportunities keep coming. This covid-19 brings fear to many and these results in lockdown in my area for a month.  

And the internet definitely will be widely used as the family stays at home as we follow Government advice to practice social distancing and implement community quarantine, so the webinar schedule is also timely for us to Livestream via Facebook live so that we can be watch and heard on how we are creating a change using the internet with our advocacy, and share what we learned so they can also relate with us.

Through this, we hope that we will be able to inspire and encourage women online that they can learn and engage because I believe that we have the power to connect online or offline, we only need a door of opportunity and sisterhood that can lead to a greater impact. 

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This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Hello, dear Mae Ann,

Kudos to you for spearheading the webinar series! We are learning about Zoom technology with you. It is truly empowering that you gave us a space to share what we care about.

We also have lockdowns in Cebu, Davaoa, and other areas in the Philippines, dear. Technology is our best tool to continue our women’s month celebration.

Please stay safe as you travel from home to work and vice versa. These webinars keep up so late and might weakened our immune system in the long run.

Hope you get the rest you need. Mabuhay ka at ang World
Pulse Ph!

maeann
Mar 17
Mar 17

Thank you Karen, despite that you have so much in your hand, you still have the time to encourage and support me with this webinar. Yes, let's stay safe and healthy, we need this to fight this virus.

You are welcome, dear sis! It is the least that I can do to support you and World Pulse PH! Keep up the great work! Yes, on the virus.

Jill Langhus
Mar 16
Mar 16

Hi Mae Ann,

You're doing such a great job with the World Pulse PH FB group. I've been very impressed with your engagement and webinars.

Hope you stay safe and well:-)

XX

maeann
Mar 17
Mar 17

Hi Jill, thank you :) you are an inspiration you know that...

Jill Langhus
Mar 18
Mar 18

You're very welcome:-)

Well, gosh, thank you very much! Love the feedback:-)

Anita Shrestha
Mar 16
Mar 16

Thank you for sharing

maeann
Mar 17
Mar 17

Hi Anita, thank you :) you like to join us in our webinar?

Fanka
Mar 16
Mar 16

Hello, thanks for sharing. You are really doing a good job with women using world pulse .

maeann
Mar 17
Mar 17

Hi Fanka, thak you :) we all do.

Chidimma
Mar 17
Mar 17

Hello MaeAnn. Thanks for sharing. I will love to learn more about webnair.
Kudos to a job well done.

maeann
Mar 20
Mar 20

Hi Chidmma, yes you can it's easy.. I'm still actually learning still though :) hehehe

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