In research and in investing, two trends are currently considered edgy and worth following: citizen science and impact investing.
The first involves the collection and analysis of data, related to a community phenomenon or cause, by amateur and non professional researchers, in order to make the society aware of what is surrounding the world we live in, and also to make the community feel useful to one another.
The second aims to generate beneficial social impact alongside a financial return.
Both have an important feature in commun: impact. It is the absolute positiveness and altruism to think of social impact on a large scale and I am always impressed by companies and organization that succeed in achieving the best outcomes.
However, on an extremely much smaller scale, being a woman, a sister or a relative of impact is easier, achievable and sustainable.
By giving young girls the tools to achieve the right education, the appropriate self-respect and the endless courage to achieve their goals, a woman is being an investor of impact. There is so much to learn from the oldest Moroccan generation that never got introduced to the world of technology.. According to many proper Moroccan women, a proper Moroccan girl needs to have “something gold” before her marriage. This is probably the Moroccan version of “something old”, and it relies on the fact that before her marriage, a girl clearly needs to know she is not a burden to her husband and that marriage itself is a partnership. To me, it is also a message that a woman has to be embrace her dignity, her integrity towards her husband and furthermore, keep her femininity.
I am proud of saying that in my country, before the rise of modernity, many genuine women sold their gold belts and land parcels in order to help their husbands in their lifetime projects or enable their children to study abroad.
On another social level, women who have even more credit are those who teach their children how to improve their lives based on work ethics and consistency. Women of a high mindset encourage their children not to compare themselves to other people’s way of life, not to judge and not to envy. Being the adequate partner of one’s child in his education and giving them the constant support is essential.
Some countries already have the social tools implemented to orient the youth, while other countries don’t or are still in the process. After all, the parent’s supervision is what the teenager genuinely needs.
The tools and methods each and every woman uses to raise her children may differ, but what remains forever is the impact she will have on her family.
Being bonded and staying bonded is the secret.