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Introducing myself and my journal: Knowledge of ICTs and Women promotion to managerial positions

About Me:
I am a PhD candindate in Management (Management Information Systems). I am doing research in ICTs and Women in management. I am specifically looking at how ICTs can help in promotions of women to managerial positions in higher learning institutions.

I have a bachelors degree in Government and Pubib administration. I hold a Post graduate Diploma in Computer Science and a Masters degree in the same. I have very special interest in women because being one of them I have many experiences and many stories to tell about the challenges we face in all scopes of life! I have had very difficult times since I moved to the world of computer science where many think its a mans zone.

I would like to do everything at my best and see that women are moving closely with men if not faster yhan them! A dream I guess can be realised if women supported each other at all levels, something we as women lack at many times!

My Passions:
Empowering Women, especially the young who are our future generation

My Challenges:
My field is in computer Science and many find it hard to understand how the two are related!

My Vision for the Future:
To see women at par with men if not beyond the men!

My Areas of Expertise:
Training, research, Information technology

Comments

jadefrank's picture

Welcome!

Hi Paschalia,

Welcome to PulseWire! It is exciting to have an expert in Information and Communication Technologies here in our community. Many members are using Web 2.0 or even the Internet for the first time, as we could all use some advice and skills in this department! I hope that you can share some of your experience, research and knowledge with us!

I encourage you to use your journal as a place to further introduce yourself, your work and your passions to the PulseWire community. Think of your journal as a blog, where you can speak your mind and reach an audience of over 3000 women and supporters of women's initiatives. Check out what others are writing about in Voices Rising. I think that you will find PulseWire to be an exciting place to garner support, make connections and share your story!

You may also like to lend your knowledge in Sharing Solutions, our community's library of ideas and expertise where members can find innovative solutions to daily challenges.

Also, I'd like to introduce you to PulseWire member Oreoluwa, founder of Women's Technology Empowerment Centre in Nigeria. She is passionate about empowering women/girls of Nigeria through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as encouraging them to take up technology careers. She is an example of the kinds of women you can connect with on PulseWire!
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2154

Looking forward to hearing more of your voice here on PulseWire!

Warm Regards,
Jade

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

Mauri's picture

Welcome, and a curiosity

Paschalia, you're so welcome!

Your presentation evokes a sense of so powerful will, determination and self-assurance!
That's so precious, to the whole world.

I also see you are a scientist, an academic, and very computer inclined. That's so nice!
Women are not uncommon in these fields, yet perceived as "man-only-land" in so many places.
We all share that's untrue...

In my specific field and country I see something similar.
And looking to a past experience (in industrial automation, computer-intensive and possibly even harshly no-(officially)-woman-land) I'm wondering whether there is some specific contribution, value, way of doing women may carry in these technical fields. And anyone can perceive of value.

I share with you a specific event I feel revealing. Involved in a complicated and high-risk project, I tried to do some planning. Very informally, having no specific management preparation at that time (1988 - don't know whether our "computers" can still be considered so ;-) ). But just to put a bit of order. My boss' boss realized I've done, and his advice was: "You're a perfectionist. Don't waste your time planning. Just do, and hope it works."

This mentality was not, to be sincere, universal. Its consequences are still visible in a number of sloppy plants, killed schedules, ever-growing bug lists, ...

I'd sincerely like to share with you, and others, whether there is something nice and useful the "average female mind" (forgive me the quotation marks: I mean, provided something alike exists and can be defined in logical terms) may bring specifically to the practice of computer science, software development, maintenance, ...

You're so busy by the way. Please don't feel urged to answer me - your PhD program is priority 1, and I'm just happy you're following it.

Cheers,
Mauri

P.S.

I know, my "English" is not so English... Sorry so sloppy.

And insist!

michellee's picture

A warm welcome!

I'm so glad you found PulseWire! We have a lot of wonderful members from Africa and warmly welcome your voice to the community. I know you will find a lot of support from all of our inspiring members posting all over the globe. If you have any questions about the community, let me know and I will help to get you started. As I have a Political Science degree and am currently interested in web design, I look forward to hearing more from you on PulseWire!

Be well,
Michelle

Michelle
World Pulse Technology Associate

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

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