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From Handbags to HTML: My  Tech Journey

From Handbags to HTML: My Tech Journey

My journey into and through tech is a story that involves finding a passion, exploring my creativity, and pursuing new opportunities. Hi, I’m Victory Johnson but feel free to call me Viki Johnson. As a teenager, I had a love for fashion and a dream to make a mark in...

Hafsah El-Yakubu: My Growth Journey as a Student

Hafsah El-Yakubu: My Growth Journey as a Student

There are two kinds of cake to sell: cake with icing and cake without icing. Which would customers likely buy for an occasion? Cake with icing, of course! It’s the same with entering the job market with your university degree. Except that you are the cake, and there...

What to Consider Before Writing

Here are some suggested themes to consider:

1. Personal Journeys: Reflect on your journey in tech, highlighting challenges overcome and pivotal moments that shaped your career.

2. Mentorship and Support: Share the importance of mentorship and support networks in your experience, emphasizing the value of women uplifting each other in the tech community.

3. Skill Development: Offer insights into your skill development and continuous learning, sharing resources and experiences that have contributed to your technical expertise.

4. Work-Life Balance: Discuss how you manage work-life balance in the tech industry, providing practical tips for achieving equilibrium.

5. Networking Success: Share success stories related to networking, illustrating how it has played a crucial role in advancing your career.

6. Overcoming Stereotypes: Challenge stereotypes about women in tech by sharing stories that break these norms and highlight the diverse talents of women in different tech disciplines.

7. Leadership and Entrepreneurship: Showcase your achievements and impact in leadership roles or as an entrepreneur in the tech sector.

8. Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: Highlight initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech workplace, showcasing positive changes brought about by women advocating for inclusivity.

9. Passion for Tech: Express the passion and enthusiasm you bring to the tech industry, emphasizing the joy and fulfillment found in pursuing a tech career.

10. Future Aspirations: Discuss your future aspirations in tech, inspiring girls to dream big and contribute to shaping the future of technology.

Your inspiring story would undoubtedly contribute to the collective empowerment of African women in tech and inspire the next generation.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this wonderful opportunity to make a difference!

 

 

What to Remember

 1. Perspective: Write your story in the first person to establish a personal connection with the audience. Use “I” to narrate your experiences and insights. Address the reader directly using the second person (“you”) to create an engaging and inclusive tone.

2. Story Length: Aim for a story length between 500 to 2000 words. Provide enough detail to make your journey relatable and inspiring without overwhelming the reader.

3. Imagery: Include at least one high-quality image with a dimension of 1000×1000 pixels. Images should be relevant to your story, showcasing key moments, achievements, or your involvement in the tech community.

4. Language: Use clear, concise, and professional language. Avoid vulgar language, offensive terms, or any content that may be inappropriate for a diverse audience.

5. Tone: Maintain a positive and uplifting tone throughout your story. Share challenges you’ve overcome, but focus on the lessons learned and the growth achieved.

6. Structure: Organize your story with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Introduce the key themes early on, delve into details in the middle, and conclude with a powerful takeaway or call-to-action.

7. Headings and Subheadings: Use headings and subheadings to break down your story into easily digestible sections. This enhances readability and allows readers to navigate the narrative effortlessly.

8. Inclusivity: Be mindful of diverse audiences. Ensure your story is inclusive and accessible to individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences in the tech industry.

9. Grammar and Spelling: Proofread your story to eliminate grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. A polished, error-free piece enhances your credibility and professionalism.

10. Inspiration Focus: Keep the focus on inspiring others. Share not only your achievements but also the lessons learned, emphasizing how challenges shaped your growth and success.

11. Call to Action: Conclude your story with a call to action, encouraging readers to engage, connect, or pursue their own aspirations in the tech field.

12. Feedback and Review: Before submission, seek feedback from trusted peers or mentors. Reviewing your story with fresh eyes can help refine the narrative and ensure its effectiveness.

13. Submit story to [email protected] with the subject “My Tech Story – Your Full Name”

By following these guidelines, your story will not only resonate with the GirlTech.Africa audience but also serve as a source of inspiration for women and girls aspiring to excel in the tech industry.