8 Quotes from Inspirational Women for the EdTech Industry on IWD 2021

Updated: 7 days ago

Published: Monday 8th March 2021

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International Women's Day is a perfect time to celebrate the achievements of women in the digital education industry and promote gender equality worldwide. Within the industry, women are pioneering and innovating. In recent years, there is increased representation of women in leadership roles, with more and more women creating and driving EdTech businesses. At the Digital Education Awards, we are proud that our judging board and our team are made up of at least 50% women. As well as this, digital education is increasing women's access to learning internationally. This year's theme is #ChooseToChallenge, in which we are all asked to choose to speak out and take action against gender bias and inequality.


We have compiled 8 inspiring quotes from women who choose to challenge to motivate women in the digital education industry this International Women's Day.


All drawings are provided by one of our team's eleven-year-old daughter, Seva.


In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school.


QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN

QUEEN CONSORT OF JORDAN AND ACTIVIST



When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.


MICHELLE OBAMA

FORMER U.S. FIRST LADY, ATTORNEY AND AUTHOR




Young women who want an education will not be stopped.


FREIDA PINTO

INDIAN ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST






We educate women because it changes the world.


DREW GIPLIN FAUST

AMERICAN HISTORIAN & FORMER PRESIDENT OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY





There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free, and educated woman.


ANGELINA JOLIE

AMERICAN ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND HUMANITARIAN




If we do not share our stories and shine a light on inequities, things will not change.


ELLEN PAO

FORMER CEO OF REDDITzFOUNDER OF PROJECT INCLUDE





If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?


MALALA YOUSAFZAI

FEMALE EDUCATION ACTIVIST, NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE






Education is a business - the growth business. It cultivates the growth of our learners, translates the growth of new knowledge, and builds professional growth.


DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOB

EDUCATION LEADER AND AUTHOR



We hope that these quotes inspire you to #ChooseToChallenge this International Women's Day.