Hello! This post is a little late but I’m taking part in the Women’s Empowerment Tag! This was created by the lovelies at My Lifelines. You can see their post about the tag (here)!
What does women empowerment mean to you?
To me, it means knowing your strengths and not being afraid to use them to achieve whatever your goals are. The sky is the limit and only you are in control of your own life!
What woman/women do you most admire? Why?
I immediately thought of Malala Yousafzai! She was shot by Taliban gunmen for standing up for education equality in Pakistan. Even in that critical state she still continued fighting for girls’ education globally and received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize!! She also fought for things like overall world peace and gender equality. Total icon for women empowerment right here!
Share with us a story, drawing, or video that you think says “empowered women.”
I have to go with a classic.
Share with us the best lesson you’ve learned in leadership.
Lead by example. You can’t expect anyone to follow after you if can only talk the talk but not walk the walk! You need to be living proof that something works or is a good idea. SO JUST DO IT!
Don’t blow off someone’s idea just because it’s not your own! A good leader isn’t successful just because of his / her own ideas alone, but rather the leader is open to new ideas that work and can easily adapt. Just because someone has a good idea doesn’t mean you’re being dethroned, so don’t act TOO high and mighty!
What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? Why?/What does it mean to you?
Girls Who Code!! (https://girlswhocode.com/) Technology is typically a male-dominant field, this group aims to close that gender gap. Girls Who Code is a community and movement in the United States whose goal is to achieve gender parity in Computer Science. This includes several avenues of support like meetups, clubs, and mentorships!
I think this is very important because computer science is HARD (in my opinion) and the majority of the students in class are male. I took CS initially when I was a freshman in college. It can get intimidating and the help I was getting from a male classmate somehow was different from a female classmate. I didn’t end up pursuing CS but regardless, it’s important to have more support for female students in this field so they don’t feel completely alone and are more encouraged to go on and fulfill their dreams in technology!! 💪