Social media is a powerful tool in today’s world – it connects people across continents and has affected massive social and cultural change. I believe that for girls in particular, the potential it holds is explosive.
Working as a female entrepreneur in Nigeria, I’ve been able to see first-hand how using it smartly is one of the best ways to overcome communication barriers. This week, I’ll be at Social Media Week Lagos, discussing how social media has the power to change the lives of adolescent girls. As part of the ‘ Mobilize! Social Media For Social Change‘ event hosted by Girl Effect, I’ll be debating how tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have given Nigerian girls the opportunity to use social media to take part in the global development dialogue.
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