Jennifer Radloff

A South African activist who has engaged locally, regionally and globally on the issue of women's right to communicate and access to relevant and accessible information since 1994. Jennifer works in the area of ICTs for social change, women's empowerment and creative solutions to engage with civil society to ensure that technology is used to challenge inequalities. Jennifer believes that by using methodologies such as digital storytelling and the Gender Evaluation Methodology, we can create, track and improve women's access to and use of technologies for change in a meaningful way. And hopefully influence policies which mitigate against a free and open internet.

What do you like to do when not consulting for GEMsolutions?

Pursuing creative projects using ceramics and mosaics.

Describe your experience using GEM in 10 words or less.

Engaged, transformative for all, diverse, creative and continual learning.

Describe why you do what you do.

Ubuntu: "I am what I am because of who we all are."

What is the best thing a client has ever said to you?

"GEM is accessible and it makes sense"

What was your favorite subject in grade school?

English Literature

What is something most people don’t know about you?

When I grow up I want to be an opera singer.

What is your favorite motto or saying?

"A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed." (Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu)