This year our theme celebrates all kinds of progress - big or small - and the strength we demonstrate when we don’t let fear hold us back from following our dreams.
So often we hold ourselves to impossibly high standards and feel disappointed when we can’t reach them - or worse, we don’t even try. When we let the idea of being perfect go, we allow ourselves the space and freedom to try new things, to make mistakes and to learn. We see that all of our experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly - have made us who we are today. Instead of striving for perfection, we can strive for growth and discovery. Instead of being fixated on the destination, we enjoy the journey, wherever it takes us.
Our paths aren’t always linear, and we may come across seemingly impossible challenges, but when we celebrate #ProgressNotPerfection, we are celebrating all we’ve accomplished - big and small - and our inner strength and resilience that allowed us to get here.
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Executive Director Pwani Teknowgalz
Ruth Kaveke is a website developer co- founder and executive director at Pwani Teknowgalz, a non- profit organization in Mombasa, Kenya working to bridge the gender gap of Women in Technology. Her passion is inspiring more girls to venture into STEM as a career where women are underrepresented. She is actively involved in STEM projects in Mombasa, such as 'Mombasa Girls in STEM'. Under her leadership as the executive director at Pwani Teknowgalz, she led the organization to establish the first girls-only technology hub in Mombasa that was launched on 13 February 2021 to assist girls from underprivileged backgrounds to acquire employable technology skills. In 2019, she published her first book She is a Techie sharing her journey and experience as a woman in technology, a field that women are under-represented globally where her intention was to inspire more girls and young women to pursue technology.