Ida Gnintoungbe Diallo, is a Product Owner at Atos and Vice President at Get Up Woman. She is from Dakar Region, Senegal.
Ida is a wife and mother of two, a software engineer and a product owner in an IT services company. She was born into a family with 4 girls and no boys. From early in her life, her parents made them aware of gender inequalities and of the fact that women have the right to the same opportunities as men and that could become whatever they wanted. Therefore, investing in their education. Growing up in such an environment shaped Ida’s personality and allowed her to choose to be in what is understood as a men’s profession and to excel in it too.
When it comes to the most important systemic challenges she wishes to address, Ida explains that she wishes for each person in the world to live as authentically as possible and to become aware of their value and be able to choose to live freely. She believes that this is how we will impact the world, in our own different ways. Ida states that “the issue of being born less advantaged than one another should not be an obstacle to our development as long as we are ready to make our voices heard”.
As a Gender Equality Changemaker, Ida makes it her responsibility to not miss the opportunity to raise awareness among her colleagues in their informal discussions on the need to be inclusive in everything they do and to appreciate everyone at their true value without taking into account any other subjective criteria.
Watch Ida’s #ThisIsMyJourney episode here.
The Digital Frontiers Institute’s Gender Equality Changemakers Programme is taking the gender equity conversation in Africa to new and exciting places. It calls for people who are brave and willing to take risks: to ask difficult questions and explore new terrains. The 5-part programme is an immersive learning experience which equips students with the knowledge, tools, attitudes, and practice needed to undertake gender equality change projects, ignite change in their respective organisations, and beyond.
This season of #ThisIsMyJourney aims to tell the story of each of our Changemakers and how they took the journey to becoming Gender Equality Changemakers. Each of our Changemakers offers incredible insight into the steps they took and how they completed the programme. They each take us on a journey through their determination, vision, and accomplishments.
As Digital Frontiers Institute, we hope that by sharing these stories we celebrate our amazing students while also planting a seed of inspiration in those who want to pursue their own GEC qualifications with us.
Take this journey with us over the next few weeks on our social media pages where we will be sharing a #ThisIsMyJourney story every single week.
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To learn more about the GEC programme or enrol in our next cohort starting 1 February 2024, follow this link.