While it would be great to think that gender equality is just about to become the prevailing norm everywhere, we’re frequently reminded of that there still is a long way ahead before that state is reached. As a woman working in an edtech (abbreviated from educational technology) company, I represent a minority. From inside the broad-minded and diverse startup bubble this is pretty easy to forget, though. But looking at any recent statistics on women in tech jogs the memory efficiently enough.
What links all of these stories together is personal empowerment. All of the people in my films were in charge of their own lives, because they believed they could change their life for the better. I am sure all of them had to fight the nay-sayers during their plight, and it can’t have been easy to get up every morning, and say to yourself, I believe what I am doing is right and I’m going to make it happen.
Digital world and the developing mind —
In the parts of the world where digital devices (laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc.) are readily available, it’s not unusual that young people spend eight hours or even more interacting with a screen. According to research, the number is increasing still...