Technology is my voice to be heared

Shimaa
Posted March 12, 2020 from Egypt
Women in technology in middle east
We need Equality it's not only about Tech it's about women that they can't get their chances to be heared.

I'm a black Arabian Egyptian girl, I always  believed the power of technology and how it changes life of many people , but i want to share here my story as a part of that community. 

I always wanted to be involved in technology so i started to involve  in social media and share my openions and i wanted be heared so i just started and i made my first move to teach myself analysis  and Digital marketing. So i tried to apply in many many jobs after i finished  my  certifications, and i had my interview  and i was rejected and when i ask for the feedback.

 I was surprised about that , i couldn't  get the job because  I'm  a woman and  My employer saw that job was only  suitable for men not for women.

When i asked my employer why?

He just said that men are more logic in programming and data analysis  but women so emotional and they can not deal with complicated programs.

But i really don't care also i don't believe in that i told him if you are biast  and thinking  that MEN  are suitable 

you see that based on  sex/gender not based on  qualifications , so you gonna screw up and  your company will  screw up

I still have a chance to try again and be heared so I'm not that type of women who just give up and cry, I launched my first Facebook page talking about Arabian LGBTQ  community  and i will make my first website soon and I'm sure it will be effective  because i can do it and I'm good at Search engine optimisation and analysis. 

I know that might hurt me because I'm a woman who lives in Muslim country but I'm gonna do it anyway.  Because  i know that I'm good at it and i want to be heared 

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Shirin Dalaki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Dear Shimma,
Welcome to World Pulse, I love your name by the way...sounds like a happy name. Thanks for sharing your story and I am with you hundred percent. All you need is to believe in yourself to achieve anything you like.
You are good and you are being heard here at World Pulse.

Shirin

Shimaa
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks so much❤❤ and I'm really comfortable here in that supportive community

Shirin Dalaki
Mar 14
Mar 14

Good to know SHIMAA, glad to have you here.

Corine Milano
Mar 12
Mar 12

I'm so sorry you had that experience of discrimination, Shimaa. You'll find so many women here who can support you on your journey to enter this field. I'm so glad you found us and that you've shared this as your first story!!

Shimaa
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks corine for your support
and I'm really proud that i found amazing community here and women support each other it's really inspiring

Shirin Dalaki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Shimaa
Sorry I misspelled your name.

Shirin

Shimaa
Mar 12
Mar 12

Never mind my name is Arabian name and you can write it in English in many ways (shima, Shaimaa, Shymaa, Shaymaa or even shimma ) but It has to be written in Arabic in one way
not like English
So it's totally fine i didn't even notice

Shirin Dalaki
Mar 14
Mar 14

oh okay...that makes sense. I speak persian and I spelled your name the way that I pronounce it in Farsi, Shimma but the correct spelling is actually Shimaa. It is good you did not notice. Some people are sensitive about their names.

Anita Shrestha
Mar 12
Mar 12

good

3005
Mar 13
Mar 13

Hi Shimaa,
I am really inspired by your story. So much courage, positive energy and you got skills. "I launched my first Facebook page talking about Arabian LGBTQ  community" this to me is Revolution. You can be the Change Maker.

Shimaa
Mar 13
Mar 13

Thanks so much and I'm really glad that i inspire you I'm so flattered

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Mar 13
Mar 13

My Dear Shimaa,

I am proud of you. You are a strong and intelligent lady.
Never give up my Shimaa.

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 13
Mar 13

Congratulations and thanks for sharing

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 13
Mar 13

Dear Shimaa,
That excuse that men are logical and women emotional has been taught by men generation to generation, just to keep those paying jobs to themselves. I love your feisty response and how you just kept going. Big congrats on setting up a Facebook page for the Egyptian LGBTQ community, and working on a personal website. Your belief in yourself is beautiful to witness. You are an inspiration, in a country which is difficult for women to speak freely. I am so glad you are here in World Pulse and wish you the best with all of your plans.

yvoneakoth
Mar 14
Mar 14

Dear Shimaa,

I am so happy and encouraged by reading your story. I am also taking up data science analysis in my peace and security work. You can do it! Let us walk this journey together. Keep up the determination and your positive spirit.

Shimaa
Mar 14
Mar 14

Hay yvoneakoth
I'm so glad you are taking data science analysis So Proud of you, stay positive and don't let anyone push you down or underestimate you.
With all my love and support for you.

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 14
Mar 14

Hello sister Shimaa. Welcome to World Pulse. I love your determination to succeed and your persistent to improve your skills in technology. Thats the Best way to go. In sisterhood

Akshaya9
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hi Shimaa,
Thank you for sharing your first story. Welcome here in World Pulse dear. Sorry to hear that you experience discrimination in applying job and you're brave to stand for your right. Continue writing dear to hear your voice and rise your voice. Have a nice day dear.

Take care

Seka
Mar 15
Mar 15

Dear Shimma,
Welcome at our home WP. You will be safe!
seka

ARREY- ECHI
Mar 16
Mar 16

Dear Shimma,
I love your confidence and believe in yourself. Yes, your skills matter and gender doesn't determine who does something better, but skills, qualifications and dedication. You have all that and I pray you get that chance for your voice to be heard, sooner. I am happy you didn't let the rejection dampen your believe in yourself and abilities. Keep believing.

baganda
Mar 16
Mar 16

welcome and thank you for sharing this great story

Amelia Chantarotwong

This is so real Shimaa, thank you for sharing your story and for not giving up. It's so easy to become discouraged or just to look out for ourselves but you are taking the time to try and change a culture. I hope you find a company that appreciates all you have to offer in skillsets and that also sees your gender as an asset and only one part of all you are.

josline
Mar 20
Mar 20

cher schimea bienvenue sur worlde pulse

Elizabeth Ziro
Mar 26
Mar 26

Hallo Shimma,
Nice to read from you. Keep pressing on do not give up.
Much love from Kenya

zinact
Apr 23
Apr 23

I would like to encourage you to continue to try again and don't give up, don't let anyone discourage you based on the basis that you are a women, continue to pursue your dreams and goals.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Apr 24
Apr 24

Dear Shimma. It is such a shame that some people turn down the applications of more competent applicants simply because of their gender. Thank you for not stopping just because of that funny employer. Yes, we learn alot online and we can do more. Go ahead and build your website.
Lots of love,
Dr Geraldine

lemonadelemon
Aug 30
Aug 30

Great write up