As female entrepreneur’s we want to make the world a better place for our children as well as others. It’s our goal to let our daughters, granddaughter’s and other women know that they have a bright future. They be anything and do anything.
Unfortunately even in today’s world there are areas where women are not as recognized as they should be. Take technology for example.
There’s a big gender gap but attorney Reshma Saujani is changing that.
In 2010 Reshma campaigned for congress. Like most women the fact that she didn’t achieve that goal didn’t minimize the fact that she wanted to make an impact on women’s lives. During her campaign she found out that job growth was coming from technology. Not only that but this field was mostly male dominated.
Taking action to make a difference is what really makes for change and that’s just what Reshma did. Last year she launched Girls Who Code where she trains under privileged girls computer science. Her passion enabled her to have executives from EBay, GE and Twitter support her.
Our children are growing up with the internet at their beck and call. Still there are some things that need to be changed so we can have more women entrepreneurs.
Reshma Saujani launched Girls Who Code last summer with only 20 girls. This year she expects that number to be 160 with girls participating from three different cities. What a wonderful accomplishment!
I’ve taught myself how to do such things as build my own websites, learn search engine optimization and so much more. I am even going to take a class on html code. Why? I want to have that knowledge and be able to share my information with others.
My choosing to learn these things inspires others. It helps them to realize they can do it too. You just need to be willing to take the time.
I saw this quote from Reshma in an article at entrepreneur.com. She said: “If we teach a million girls to code by 2020, there will be a tangible change in the economic future – more jobs, less pay inequity. There’s an access issue in this country. In NYC, 76 percent of public school students don’t have access to a computer in school. So students are missing a fundamental language that we use in business. Socially, there is a huge impact. When girls build, they make things to improve their community.”
One of my earlier posts talks about women and their community so I certainly believe our girls will be young women entrepreneurs and seek to improve the community.
We can help implement change by mentoring young women. The biggest change comes from within our own families as we raise our daughters and our daughters raise their daughters.
We can and will be savvy entrepreneurs!
Be savvy & successful!
Toni Nelson – Author, Online Visibility Strategist, Award winning Videographer & Photographer