The augmented usage of digital technology, predominantly mobile ownership, has significantly
altered the ways of doing the thing. The digital era with the internet-connected world is creating
new venues for social and economic development, with efficiency in digital literacy for participation. The present
article explores the digital literacy skills of women that enables them to be active members of the digital world. It
also investigates the challenges, self-learning, and financial constraints among other few, which women face while
acquiring these skills. The qualitative research is conducted in Islamabad and Rawalpindi using in-depth interviews
and focus group discussions. The study indicated that 83% of women have learnt digital skills informally and yet
these help them in strengthening their social networks, managing daily affairs regarding their personal life and
most significantly being engaged in entrepreneurship from digital forums. This successful use of digital technology
has contributed to their social and economic empowerment.
PhD Scholar, Department of Anthropolog, Quaid-e-Azam university, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-e-Azam university, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Digital Era, Digital Literacy, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Women.