“Every woman is a role model to someone else. We can help make role models visible by sharing women’s stories and celebrating all they achieve.” @kirstinferguson
Dr Kirstin Ferguson began the #CelebratingWomen project to see more celebration, less denigration of women online. She committed to sharing the profiles of 2 women, from anywhere in the world, every single day in 2017. The response has been incredible, with female role models now being made visible from all walks of life. The project has had high-profile women including government ministers, authors and leading businesswomen involved but the project is primarily aimed at women who would not otherwise be visible.
Like me, Kirstin believes that every woman is a role model in their own way and the more diverse female role models we can recognise and celebrate, the more we can inspire one another.
On day #347 of 2017 I was profile #691 in the #CelebratingWomen project. Link.
I love my little face in the photo from primary school, it is so full of happiness, excitement, wonder and hope. I love the photo from our Women in Tech meetup and the celebrating women moment that it captures. I love being part of #CelebratingWomen, joining the amazing list of women who have been celebrated in 2017 and being part of a positive influence to change the world.
Here’s my story from #CelebratingWomen....
This is Dayle #CelebratingWomen (Profile 691)
Dayle works in tech, providing the technology and the data enabling people to be their best at work. She is also a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, award winning cheesemaker and an occasional marathon runner.
Dayle left university as an accountant, but took a quick about face when her first day of work was on the factory floor building computers. She says she fell in love with technology, what it could do, what it could become, the possibility of it all.
Using three words to describe her life to date, Dayle says it has been one of love, energy and determination.
Dayle hopes to inspire people to chase their dreams and to inspire more women into technology - every little step counts in changing the world.