Aliza Sherman, a web pioneer, mobile strategist, social media innovator, and founder of Cybergrrl, Inc. , the first full service internet site owned by a woman and Webgrrls International, an online and offline networking organization for women in technology, challenged women in her book cybergirrl! to,
“Take the time to learn something new about computers or the Internet. Then take the time to teach another woman or girl what you learned. If we each help one other woman get online, we’ll build a legacy of technical savvy and connectedness to the world for our daughters and granddaughters.”
What a powerful challenge! It inspired the creation of the Digital Sisterhood Legacy Campaign which will launch during National Women’s History Month in March 2011.
The Digital Sisterhood Legacy Campaign invites women in social media and technology to help one woman or girl in their life or community who needs assistance in understanding, accessing, and using social media, the Internet, and/or technology. By sharing what they know, women in social media and technology will create an individual and collective digital sisterhood legacy that increases the number of social media, Internet, and technology savvy women and girls. It will prove once again that when women invest in themselves and each other they yield a high return!
So join the Digital Sisterhood Legacy Campaign by doing four things.
- Step 1 – Find one woman or girl in your life or community who needs help with social media, the Internet, and technology.
- Step 2 – Share what you know and remain a resource for her when she has questions.
- Step 3 – Encourage her to leave her own Digital Sisterhood Legacy by paying the gift forward with another women or girl.
- Step 4 – Tell us about your Digital Sisterhood Legacy efforts in the comment section of this page. Take it a step further and blog about it (share your reflections, photos, videos, etc.). Remember to leave a link for your blog post in the comment section.
One last thing … Women and girls are powerful beyond our wildest imagination. Let’s be great digital sisters and help each other live fully with more knowledge of social media, the Internet, and technology!