Published: Monday 8th March 2021
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.
FORMER U.S. FIRST LADY, ATTORNEY AND AUTHOR
Young women who want an education will not be stopped.
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.
AMERICAN ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND HUMANITARIAN
If we do not share our stories and shine a light on inequities, things will not change.
FORMER CEO OF REDDITzFOUNDER OF PROJECT INCLUDE
If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?
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.