WHY I STAYED ON BOARD !

Sophie Ngassa
Posted November 8, 2017 from Cameroon
Training Workshop
Some of the men who supported me.
Some of the men who supported me. (1/2)

This poem is dedicated to all the men who have been instrumental and stood by me throughout my Tech journey and thought me how to establish a culture of gratitude all the time.

You understood how difficult it would’ve been for me to emerge and succeed in STEM without your immense support. You casted a blind dice when you decided to be part of my starting point from my baby steps.

You contributed to my goal, to balance up the equation for girls and women to have their say in this world of ever changing world of technology, when you listened to me keenly as I shared my vision though it was not clear from the from the start.

You motivated me to become daring enough in achieving my goal in creating a paradigm shift in mindset for girls and women who can freely choose and thrive in STEM careers.

You taught me how to withstand and overcome the male dominance in the STEM field and to develop resilience.

You asked me questions I could not answer because of fear of failure and lack of self confidence but you helped raise my self-esteem to achieve greater things by taking advantage of the tremendous opportunities the STEM field offers.

You ignited and encouraged me to keep the inner flame burning and eventually awoke and prompted me to become more assertive.

You provided me the opportunity to talk to a large audience of students, standing by my side, always showed up for my events and assisted me, when it was becoming overwhelming you supported me.

You watched me closely and kept me motivated whenever you realized I was losing hope. You even offered to volunteer whenever you could and made sure I stay focused until I succeeded.

You empowered me with additional digital skills to ease my work and checked about my next steps in order to keep me on the move.

You believed that I will be successful because you discovered the burning passion and dedication for STEM to cause a social change in our community.

You made me know my worth, my value and how fantabulous I was. Above all you made it possible for others to see me and recognize my significance.

Thanks to you all, I am making remarkable changes in my community and I highly gratify your contribution. You are the most valuable resource I have to continue building and advancing women in tech. Thank God almighty.for the STEM men: Supportive, Tolerant, Exceptional and Motivating men.

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Olutosin
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 08, 2017

Gratitude is beautiful. Even God loves people who are grateful. It's also a great idea to remember the good men in this journey with us.

thanks for using the knowledge for you and for the betterment of your community.

I love you my darling sister

Sophie Ngassa
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017

Dear Olutosin, Yes I agree that gratitude is beautiful.Thank you for your kind words.I love you too.

Without their support,may be I would have stopped somewhere along the line.

maeann
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 08, 2017

Hi Sophie, there are still good men in this world.

Sophie Ngassa
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017

Hello Maeann, We need to build productive and positive relationships with them in order to benefit from them especially when navigating through challenging paths like STEM education. I was really lucky to meet some nice men.

maeann
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017

I agree... 

Hina Bhagat
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 08, 2017

Beloved Sophie!

I always become happy whenever I read about you. You are such a strong women, I love your thoughts on this poem!!

Loveable words!! :)

Thanks for sharing your journey in a form of Beautiful poem!  :) love

Sophie Ngassa
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017

Dear Dimple, I am happy even happier when that you are happy. Wow!

Thank you for you great comment and love.

Hina Bhagat
Nov 10, 2017
Nov 10, 2017

So Sweet of you love!! :)