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Choose to Challenge for International Women's Day

Choose to Challenge for International Women's Day

A talk centred on the #ChoosetoChallenge theme for 2021's International Women's Day, celebrating the work women do in different sectors.

Lola Salehu

March 20, 2021
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  1. #Choose to
    Challenge
    International Women’s Day

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  2. Lola Salehu
    Product Designer, Writer and
    Content Strategist
    Girl
    Power!!

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  3. Challenge things like..
    01 03
    Stereotypes Inequality
    02 04
    Gender Bias Representation

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  4. Representation in
    tech today - How
    did we get here?
    By challenging everything
    that doesn’t seem right.

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  5. Representation is so important.

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  6. Inspiring women coming
    through to know that they can
    have a future in tech.
    01Challenging
    Representation

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  7. Talk about the work you do
    Share your stories because:
    ● It makes you visible enough to
    inspire other women
    ● Helps people recognise the value of
    the work that you do
    ● Helps you measure your growth.

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  8. 02.
    Challenging the notion that women
    can’t learn anything and become the
    best at it.

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  9. 03.
    Challenging the notion that tech is
    masculine and women are not
    “naturally” equipped for technical
    roles.

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  10. Three ways I would love for you to
    challenge yourself..
    1. Challenge the doubts that make
    you feel inadequate
    2. Challenge the limits and labels
    others put on you.
    3. Challenge more women to back
    themselves more often.

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  11. 01Challenge the doubts
    that make you feel
    inadequate.

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  12. Applying for a dream job - Hewlett Packard
    Men
    6 out of 10 men are
    comfortable applying
    for a job they’re not
    completely qualified
    for.
    Women
    9 out of 10 women
    would prefer to tick all
    the “ideal candidate”
    boxes.
    65%
    35%

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  13. “I’m not one to gamble,
    but if I’m gonna make
    a bet, I’ll bet on
    myself.”
    Bet on yourself!

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  14. 02 Challenge the limits
    and labels others
    put on you.

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  15. Challenge Stereotypes
    It’s not an either/or
    situation.
    Nothing stops you
    from being both
    Ambitious career person Life of the party

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  16. 03Challenge more women
    to back themselves
    more often.

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  17. Talking
    themselves down
    Failing to own
    their value
    Challenge women when..
    Not internalizing
    their strengths

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  18. We’ll go further
    when we have
    each other’s backs

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  19. This international women’s day..
    Back yourself
    more
    Down
    yourself
    less
    Make a bet on
    yourself

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  20. Women, your freedom ignites other
    women’s freedom; never forget that.

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  21. That’s all folks!
    @LolaSalehu
    @LolaSalehu
    💼 https://bit.ly/LolaSalehu

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