World Pulse

The Impact of #SheTransformsTech Is Just Getting Started

World Pulse
Posted August 6, 2020

Over the last four months, you shared your #SheTransformsTech stories and projects to World Pulse, creating an uproar we never could have imagined!  

Between March and June, women from the World Pulse community and beyond came together to change the future of technology. 

During the first phase of the campaign, you:

Spoke out: We received more than 130 stories from nearly 30 countries addressing the transformative power of technology to bring about a more gender equal world. Our global survey garnered hundreds of responses in three languages! We’re compiling the results to share your recommendations with the UN, tech companies, and global policymakers in early 2021.

Trained others in digital skills: The World Pulse Digital Ambassadors hosted events to train women and girls on how to use technology to use their voice and grow their leadership. World Pulse and the community also shared resources with each other, including those sourced from a network of women's rights and technology partners.

Inspired with your projects: From creating apps to support survivors of domestic violence to fighting cybercrime and training youth on how to use digital tools, more than 50 rising grassroots leaders shared how they are using tech for good. World Pulse will announce the next cohort of Featured Changemakers in September 2020.

Gained the support of dozens of global partners: Over the course of the campaign, 26 partners joined #SheTransformsTech! These groups—including Equals, the WikiMedia Foundation, Take Back the Tech, Dial, and Oxfam—are committed to creating a new tech agenda for gender equity and will help amplify your voices and recommendations to advocacy forums.

What’s next for #SheTransformsTech

While phase one of the #SheTransformsTech digital campaign has officially ended, the impact of the campaign is just getting started! Here's what's coming up:

  • A special, final report: We’re poring over your stories and hard at work analyzing the results of the survey. With the help of our global partners, we’ll be sharing your stories and recommendations with the UN and policymakers in early 2021! 
  • New Featured Storytellers: A global team of editors will be selecting Featured Storytellers over the coming months, both for publication online and in the final report. These stories will be channeled to partners to increase awareness of the transformative power of technology.
  • A new cohort of Featured Changemakers: Right now, Featured Changemaker applicants are joining together and forming a new cohort of leaders leveraging tech for good. They’ll receive international visibility, mentor support, training, and early access to the survey results this Fall.
  • A webinar event: In early 2021, we’ll host a special webinar event to share the results of the project and highlight standout leaders and voices. 
  • And much more: We’re continuously seeking opportunities to amplify your voices and leadership and will update you along the way.

Stay tuned to the World Pulse blog—and your email—to hear how your voices are making an impact. And remember, while campaign submissions officially closed in June, World Pulse is always open! You can continue to share stories, connect, and organize around technology initiatives via the Technology Hub.

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Sinyuy Geraldine
Aug 06
Aug 06

Thank you for this write up dear World Pulse team. Courage.

Hello, World Pulse Team,

This is exciting! I'm starting to see posts about Initiative Updates by Featured Changemakers. Thank you for helping women leaders showcase their work globally.

It's so inspiring to read their respective updates and the impact they made.

Looking forward to the next announcement! Kudos to everyone behind this program. Great job!

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 07
Aug 07

thanks for this write up.
My regard

Amanda Obidike
Aug 07
Aug 07

Thank you so much for this. We look forward to share more of our stories to inspire each other.
Strong women lift.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 07
Aug 07

Reading through this story from you, our Team, it is so empowering to know that you continue take news of every effort being made by the thousands of us, and carry it all so much further! What a tremendous report of the work being done by so many sisters, so beautifully gathered here, and with such determination to take it all forward, gathering up these many actions and developing a plan to bring the changes we need globally. We have a Team that shines with collective brilliance.

Vanora.Lee
Aug 07
Aug 07

It's really exciting and really look forward, thanks.

Chi8629
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you for sharing.

ARREY- ECHI
Aug 08
Aug 08

This is a beautiful summary, dear World Pulse Team.
Thank you for the opportunity to continue to use technology to amplify our voices.
It sure holds a special meaning to me and has been a great tool in helping me unleash my hidden potential.
Looking forward to all that is highlighted above and more.
We appreciate your commitment and dedication to empowering women and letting their voices thunder.
With love and appreciation,

Suzan
Aug 09
Aug 09

This is an amazing thing happening in our time. My hat off to the World Pulse team. Great job!

Busayo Obisakin
Aug 12
Aug 12

It is an amazing campaign, Thanks for sharing!
Love
Busayo

UCHE LIN
Aug 13
Aug 13

Very impressive! gigantic thanks goes to the World pulse team for have giving us this platform to amplify our voices and for the campaign #SheTransformsTech is pretty amazing. This is a welcome development for all.
I and my team shall continue to leverage the tech tools both local and global scale to bridge the gap of digital divide by integrating with the powerful tools and resources of 21st century learning skills.

Nini Mappo
Aug 16
Aug 16

Hello World Pulse team,
Let me just say how amazed I am at how you designed this campaign, and the World Pulse platform at large so that besides proving connection and motivation for change makers and story tellers, you provide compassionate accountability. An accountability that celebrates and expands effort invested as much as it does progress and growth.

It is absolutely genius. Thank you for this space, and for all the ways you support this community and in turn the communities supported by all here.

Metiege Noel Eve
Aug 17
Aug 17

Thanks for sharing and impacting lives

Usbin
Aug 18
Aug 18

Thanks for sharing this writeup