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Carolyn Seaman

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Carolyn Seaman is a Nigerian social entrepreneur. She is founder and creative director of the Girls Voices Initiative, a non-profit advocacy organization that is part of Techwomen, a United States government initiative.[1]

In 2016 Seaman won the World Pulse Prize for promoting and amplifying the voice of women.[2] Seaman led a radio and social media campaign called Make Girls Voices Count. The campaign used stories and animations to engage adolescent girls and teach them "to use their voices to influence their lives," Seaman said.[3] Prize winners were honored at the United States Embassy in Nigeria, where Seaman was recognized for her use of technology to empower young women.[4][5]

Seaman participated in the 2017 TechWomen exchange program, and the Girls Voices Initiative is now part of TechWomen. TechWomen is a U.S. mentorship initiative that brings women from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds to visit Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area of California.[4]

In March 2020 Seaman was included in The Guardian's list of '100 Most inspiring women in Nigeria 2020'.[6] Seaman's organization was also the winner of the 2020 Women Forward Award, Next Generation Workplace, Gold Award presented by Business Council for Peace (Bpeace). [7]

Advocacy[edit]

Seaman has worked to teach young girls and women how to use the internet to unify their voices. She aims to encourage internet use, video technology, and digital technology tools for social development which promotes women and girls in STEM. Seaman served as a Volunteer Mentor with Intel and as a World Pulse Global Community member to Connect Project.[citation needed] Both programs seek to give young women (18–25 years old) access to and empowerment through digital technologies.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. Seaman, Carolyn. "Carolyn Seaman: The Digital Storyteller". techher. Retrieved 4 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Seaman, Carolyn (6 May 2020). "Carolyn Seaman: The Digital Storyteller". Techher. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Women's Social Networking Platform for Change, World Pulse, Awards Three Global Leaders for Utilizing Technology to Achieve High-Impact on Community Issues". World Pulse. 2016-06-21. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Seaman, Carolyn. "U.S. Embassy Honors Nigerian TechWomen". U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "American Embassy honours Nigerian TechWomen". The Guardian. June 2, 2017. Retrieved 2020-09-15. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Leading ladies Africa – 100 Most inspiring women in Nigeria 2020, The Guardian, 14 March 2020. Accessed 15 May 2020.
  7. "Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) Announces The Ten Best Places for Women to Work and The Ten Best Champions for Women". AP NEWS. 2020-05-18. Retrieved 2020-09-15.


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