My father was wrong.
He said at one point after my rash decision to forego an opportunity to study engineering for journalism that I would regret it. To me, it was a decision driven by the need to bring visibility to marginalized people by sharing their stories.
I believe digital tools can and should be used to disrupt the status quo. It’s what inspires me as a storyteller, graphic designer and girls advocate.
I’ve worn many hats in my career - proofing ink-stained pages as a copyeditor; teaching young women in West Africa how to tell their stories using social media; building viral online campaigns for the United Nations, corporate brands, and celebrities.
At Google, I spend everyday thinking about the next 1 billion people coming online and how we can democratize access to apps, tools, and networks.
My experiences boil down to these truths:
• Technology is only revolutionary if everyone has access
• Be kind to everyone you meet
• Innovation is a community act
• Everyone has a story
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