While opportunity is often touted as the great leveler, in reality it’s not so. A lot of it comes down to who you know—not what you know! There’s a problem with access: not everyone has it.
The internet offers a world of opportunities, but Africa still feels like it has different kind of access than the rest of the world—with less opportunity to participate and learn. New technology could be used in interesting ways to better connect with people in other parts of the world.
There is no single formula for success in the world of online networking, so what works well for some may not be appropriate or effective for others.
After becoming frustrated with the online networking space, maker Peter Johnston created Polywork last year. Now officially out of beta, it is a way to meet and collaborate with other makers over long distances (and no matter what time zone).
”We started Polywork because we were frustrated by the limited ways existing professional networks allow us to express ourselves (i.e. they focus on job titles and schools attended),”
Polywork’s goal is to enable professionals to express their true selves at work, regardless of their job titles. They believe that “by empowering people to tell their story and connect with others, we might be able to make the world more productive.” The platform’s features reflect that.
You can succeed on Polywork by showcasing your best work. The new “Highlights” feature encourages you to share projects that show off both sides of your skills—as a Photographer and as an engineer.
The platform can help create new opportunities for the youth, who haven’t been able to find success with existing tools. It also helps them explore more than just full-time work: if you’re looking for a speaker for your podcast or would like mentoring from someone experienced in early stage startups—Polywork could be the platform for you!
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