We exist to empower women and girls by providing them with access to tech programs that help build their skills and confidence. We also work with them individually and in groups towards entering these fields of work, so that they can gain critical skills and confidence to succeed in the digital world.
At She Leads Digital, we created programs that give our community access to digital-related tools (facilitating their access to knowledge, programs, mentorship, networking and career opportunities.
We also present real life role models because we believe ‘You can’t be what you can’t see.’ These women are already working in the field of STEM & Entrepreneurship, and we encourage them to give back to their communities by being mentors and roles models to the next generation.
From flawless navigation systems to the most effective tools for launching new businesses, products or innovative enterprises and services, the Internet has become the largest, most potent recording network in human history. Digital technologies have shoot up the quality of our lives for good and the possibility of going through life without access to the Internet would seem like a doomed science-fiction scenario even to the least tech-savvy among us.
However, for many people outside the western world, today’s digital necessities are still considered a luxury. In 2015 the UN reported that more than half of the world’s population in regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America were denied Internet access. The opportunity for equal participation in digital technologies in the least developed countries is far from secondary.
The metrics on women in tech are getting worse as girls are 5 times less likely to consider a career in technology. The participation of women and girls in STEM fields are the lowest rates and some of the reasons why are a lack of encouragement, active discouragement, lack of role models, negative peer pressure and harassment.
We envision a prosperous world in which all people have the knowledge and confidence to harness the power of the digital world to achieve an economic and personal fulfillment. And driving results through program design and delivery, strategic industry and public partnerships, research and advocacy.
By utilizing the power of innovative technology and solutions we can teach women and girls the skills they need, give them role models to look up to, encourage them to follow any career path they want to and show them that tech careers can help change the world for the better. We therefore offer women the opportunity to grow and expand and this affects not only their personal well-being but also that of their families, their communities, and consequently, the future of their countries.