Today marks the 101st International Women’s Day and to . To celebrate this occasion, we wanted to share a few examples of how technology programmes have enabled women all over the world to further their careers and make a positive impact on please read about successful women across the region and how technology education programs have helped them to make a difference in their live and in the lives of those around them.
Neima El-Zebeedi from the Bedouin village in southern Israel is a great example of empowerment through education. Through the Intel Learn Program, she became an Ambassador of Technology at the Appleseeds Academy. This meant that Neima was able to teach others in her community how to use technological tools and develop life skills. Today, she serves in the National Service and also volunteers in her community to improve the lives of under-privileged women and children.
Elsewhere, Hlengiwe Mfeka from South Africa is also celebrating success. Hlengiwe became involved in the Intel Teach Essentials course while working as a teacher. She has since trained over 120 educators, inspiring them to enhance their teaching through effective use of technology. Hlengiwe now works as a Nokia Mobile Mathematics Project Manager at SchoolNet. Just some of her accolades include Microsoft Innovative Teacher 2009 award, Adobe Youth Voices winner in 2011, and the British Council Digital Ambassador award in 2012.
Marine Auriol from France was a member of the team that won 4th prize at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) last year, she is one of many students that have developed a passion for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects through the event. All over the world, programmes such as ISEF, Intel Teach and Intel Learn continue to inspire young women to pursue STEM subjects in education and progress into future careers in science and technology.
See here to learn more about how Intel is empowering women through education.