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London Breed Sworn In As San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor

London Breed Sworn In As San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor

San Francisco made city history on Wednesday when officials swore in London Breed as mayor, making her the first black woman to hold the city’s highest position. Speaking from the steps of City Hall, where former San Francisco mayor and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom swore her in, Breed emphasized her commitment to making the […]

This Woman Rose Above Hurricane Maria And Built A Successful Franchise

This Woman Rose Above Hurricane Maria And Built A Successful Franchise

In the Women Entrepreneur series My Worst Moment, female founders provide a firsthand account of the most difficult, gut-wrenching, almost-made-them-give-up experience they’ve had while building their business — and how they recovered. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2018, it left almost insurmountable tragedy in its wake. Although the death toll is widely disputed, one […]

The Men Or The Women?

The Men Or The Women?

We are not trying to start a gender war, but we are an organization that is consistently digging for the latest research and insight on how to optimize people potential. Some of the findings that we’ve come across have … well, given us food for thought. So let’s talk about what we’ve found and how […]

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Lilongwe July 9, 2018: Parliamentary Women Caucus has asked the government to consider increasing budgetary allocation for Malawi national netball team the Queens for them to perform better in international competitions. Chairperson for the Caucus, Jessie Kabwila made the appeal on Sunday during the launch of the 2018 Mpico Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Police […]

Presidential Gala Awards Honor 13 Outstanding Women For Giant Strides In Development And Empowerment

Presidential Gala Awards Honor 13 Outstanding Women For Giant Strides In Development And Empowerment

Thirteen distinguished local and international personalities have been honoured – in recognition of their roles in the promotion of gender justice– at a Presidential Gala Dinner Awards Night in Accra on July 5, 2018. The Awardees included Melanie Thaddae Kasise, Dr. Elsie Kaufmann, Ms Claudia Lumor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku and Dr Nelson Aluya of […]

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Several high-level women are calling for more international support focused on helping women and girls in Africa’s Sahel region respond to the impact of conflict, terrorism and underdevelopment. The foreign minister of Sweden, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, and the African Union’s special envoy on women, peace and security just wrapped up a joint visit to […]

Prof Soyinka To Deliver Keynote Address At Maiden JP Clark Conference

Prof Soyinka To Deliver Keynote Address At Maiden JP Clark Conference

 THE first in a series of annual conferences in which the works of celebrated Nigerian writer and scholar, Professor J.P. Clark-Bekederemo is brought into focus to test their appeal and perennial relevance in a changing world started yesterday in Lagos. Its conveners are Prof. Hope Eghagha of the University of Lagos and Dr. G. Oty […]

African Women In Technology Conference To Take Place In Kenya

African Women In Technology Conference To Take Place In Kenya

The African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference is scheduled to take place from July 19 – 21, 2018. Hosted yearly by IBOM LLC, the 3-day conference focuses on empowering, educating and connecting African women in business and technology. The core objective of the conference is to provide a platform for advancing the careers of African […]

UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women To Bentiu For Treatment

UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women To Bentiu For Treatment

A woman in Bentiu receives post-surgical care. UNFPA, UNMISS and partners are currently helping women receive treatment for fistulas. Rebecca Simon spent 18 years without a single child. She traveled to Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, but was unable to find a doctor who could treat her condition. Now, after having been airlifted by the United […]

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

Burundi’s ban on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is not only a violation against children’s right to education, but also unfairly discriminates against girls, campaigners said on Wednesday. The ministry of education in Burundi last week issued a directive to provincial authorities saying pregnant teens and young mums, as well as the […]