Powering on this International
This International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023, we join UN Women and the United Nations in celebrating under the theme DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.
Women have always made contributions to the digital world.
Looking at Legal Interact, we have numerous women who head up departments and make up the majority of our workforce – a fact we are profoundly proud of. Our solutions, like Matter Manager, Contract Manager, Debtcol Pro, Practice Manager Pro and Winlaw support women by relieving them of mundane tasks that were traditionally done by women, allowing them to unlock their potential and activate their creative thinking. Our innovative technology is gender-neutral and allows businesses to reach their full potential.
Here’s what some of the women from Legal Interact feel inspired by in the digital age:
Melanie Vosloo (Product Owner for Winlaw): “Never get tired of doing little things for others… Sometimes those little things occupy the Biggest Part of the hearts. Be kind, always!” – Unknown
Anna-Marie McBurney (Product Owner for Practice Manager Pro): “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn
Leah Molatseli (Head of Business Development): “Recognize and embrace your uniqueness…Being a Black woman, being a woman in general, on a team of all men, means that you are going to have a unique voice. It’s important to embrace that.” – Erin Teague
Zesu Meyiwa (Business Analyst): “Be careful, think about the effect of what you say. Your words should be constructive, bring people together, not pull then apart.” – Miriam Makeba
Mariette van Wyk (Branch Manager): “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” – Sheila Murray Bethel
The digital age presents an unprecedented opportunity to eliminate all forms of disparity and inequality, particularly for women, girls, and other marginalized groups. With the advent of gender-responsive digital learning and technology-enabled career opportunities, digital technology is opening new doors for the global empowerment of all.
Although globally, women are underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and face severe online gender-based bias and violence, women remain resilient as the digital age presents an opportunity to eliminate these barriers.
This year, the UN is calling on governments, activists, and the private sector alike to power on in their efforts to make the digital world safer, more inclusive and more equitable.
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