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United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the world body. The two who are in the running are: Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake, Permanent […]

Equal Pay Day Is An Example Of Workplace Gender Imbalance

Equal Pay Day Is An Example Of Workplace Gender Imbalance

“Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don’t think so.” -Elastigirl, from The Incredibles Hell yeah…. But how? As we *celebrate* this year’s first Equal Pay Day (it’s April 10 on average, August 7 for black women, and November 1 for Latina women), it’s clear that, in order for something to be different going […]

She Was Told ‘No’ A Hundred Times And Now She Runs A Billion Dollar Company – Melanie Perkins

She Was Told ‘No’ A Hundred Times And Now She Runs A Billion Dollar Company – Melanie Perkins

30-year-old Melanie Perkins has been launching creative businesses since she was a teenager. Her first venture, designing and selling handmade scarves to sell in her hometown of Perth, Australia, was launched when she was just 14.   At the age of 22, Perkins founded her next company, an online system for schools to design their […]

The Art Of Understanding Customer Fraud Protections

The Art Of Understanding Customer Fraud Protections

Many business owners reluctantly regard the loss of some honest customers as an unfortunate byproduct of the security protocols they have in place. And that’s because traditional methods of fraud detection, which generally rely on PINs, passwords and other measures that require a customer’s input, “flag” potentially inauthentic transactions based on those measures. While sometimes, the […]

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Words have a power to comfort tortured minds and to rebuild bonds of trust, respect and empathy that are the very foundation of communities At first glance, the scene could be something out of a new mums social group. Clusters of young women gathered together and chatting distractedly, children flitting between their legs, babies tugging […]

What If You Lost Everything? – A Clue From The Greats

What If You Lost Everything? – A Clue From The Greats

We often think about our goals and aspirations. But what would you do if, after you achieved all the success you hope for, you lost it all and had to start from scratch? It’s a question that can be a little scary to entertain, but it is one that some of the business world’s biggest […]

Indra Nooyi The First Woman To Lead The International Cricket Council

Indra Nooyi The First Woman To Lead The International Cricket Council

Strength doesn’t come with titles. It comes from a sense of purpose, and Indra Nooyi’s career is one of my favorite examples of this truth. Now chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo (and the first woman to lead of the International Cricket Council), the Indian-born Nooyi boasts two master’s degrees — including one from the Yale […]

Liberia’s Guardians Of Peace

Liberia’s Guardians Of Peace

Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was struggling to end a horrific civil war, but military efforts were going nowhere. Then the mothers, grandmothers and sisters of Liberia stepped forward and formed the Women of Liberia Mass Action […]

Strategies for Your Most Productive Workday

Strategies for Your Most Productive Workday

Andy Grove, former CEO and chairman of Intel, used to arrive at work at 8:00 and leave by 6:00 every day. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, leaves the office by 5:30 every evening so she can have dinner with her kids at 6:00. VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger is awarded “points” by his secretary for arriving home […]

The Campaign For Quality And Accessible Health Care For Women And Girls

The Campaign For Quality And Accessible Health Care For Women And Girls

 The White Ribbon Alliance in collaboration with partners has launched the “What Women Want” campaign aimed at hearing directly from women and girls across Nigeria about how they define quality maternal and reproductive healthcare. “What Women Want” is a global advocacy campaign to provide quality maternal and reproductive healthcare for women and girls and strengthen […]

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