As I sit here writing this, it occurs to me that I am a full digitization product. My entire career and personality have been influenced by the internet, for which I am eternally grateful, and I have seen this growing trend among women around the world.
It is self-evident that women’s empowerment is essential to every society’s overall development and economic growth. The good news is that information technology has dramatically increased women’s opportunities in India and around the world. Here are 5 ways that digital technology is empowering women.
To achieve true change, we must start from the ground up. Impact of Digitization on Women’s Empowerment: A Analysis of Rural and Urban Regions in India, a case study conducted by Bridgewater Associates, makes a convincing case for how mobile technology “has taken the world to [women’s] fingertips,” allowing them to remain on top of current events and encouraging financial independence by facilitating online transactions. These are patterns that we, as a society, must support. Teaching your domestic helpers how to use a smartphone, for example, will go a long way toward inspiring them and their families.
Having A Voice
Women have been empowered to speak up and address topics that are critical to their survival thanks to digital media. This has brought issues like sexual abuse, domestic violence, female identity, and the gender gap to the forefront, rather than keeping them locked behind closed doors of predominantly male decision-makers. Many movements have gained traction as a result of this digital amplification, with the #metoo movement serving as a prime example. Similarly, the “challenge accepted,” in which women around the world posted black and white photographs of themselves, an act that began in Turkey to draw attention to the fact that Turkish people wake up to see a black and white photo every day.
Women have never had more chances to come into their own and pursue business opportunities than they do now, thanks to the Internet and e-commerce. Small business owners, including women with all sorts of unique business concepts that they execute flawlessly from the comfort of their own homes, are thriving online.
We’ve been programmed to think that women are still competing with one another for centuries. For limited employment, the ideal guy, the perfect face, and a better body are required. This, however, is obviously not the case. We’ve been feeding this script for way too long. Women, in my experience, are the best advocates for other women. #WomenSupportingWomen isn’t just a movement that’s been used over 12 million times. It’s happening in a variety of forms in a variety of areas. One of the reasons I created the Girl Tribe by MissMalini App earlier this year was to allow women to interact in a healthy, judgement-free environment where they could actually thrive while using social media to empower and inspire them.
Brining Mothers Back Into The Workforce
Many women want to give up their jobs in order to raise their children, but in many cases, they are forced to do so. There are few companies that recognize essential aspects of motherhood, such as breastfeeding, let alone have the space or comfort needed to do so. Women can more easily navigate the demands of motherhood and their careers from the privacy of their homes as digital communication becomes the main mode of communication, even in the business world. Consider how much brain equity we’re reclaiming as a globe as a result of this.