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The Future Of Product Design: Less Transactional, More Inspirational

The Future Of Product Design: Less Transactional, More Inspirational

As director of product design for the world’s largest ticket marketplace, StubHub, Safia AliWo leads the team accountable for “product experiences” on all digital platforms. And she certainly seems to keep customer experiences at the forefront of her thinking. Is that the future of product design, an arms race of pleasing an increasingly demanding customer base? “It’s […]

Alice The Game Changer – Meet The Woman Behind Ayoka-Deco

Alice The Game Changer – Meet The Woman Behind Ayoka-Deco

Ayoka-Deco is what happens when art, visibility and affordability come together. For Alice Gbelia, the Ivorian-French entrepreneur behind the project, the idea to build an online platform for young, black artists came after she was in need of paintings for her new home. “I went to Instagram and found all these young, black artists,” says Gbelia. “But […]

Silence Can Be Healing for Rwandan Youth Born Of Genocide Rape

Silence Can Be Healing for Rwandan Youth Born Of Genocide Rape

Elie* is in his early 20s and lives with his mother in a rural area of central Rwanda. His mother is one of the estimated 350,000 women who were raped during the 1994 Rwandan genocide and Elie is the child she bore from that assault. The aftermaths of the Rwandan genocide are alive in people like Elie, […]

The Unbeatable Strides Of African Female Soldiers

The Unbeatable Strides Of African Female Soldiers

 This year, the African Union and the Diaspora African forum are honouring the first woman minister for education in Kenya for her long and outstanding work in girls’ education and governance. The annual African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) recognises and honours women of Africa and the diaspora who have contributed to the struggle for […]

This Fearless, World Changer From Kenya – Liberating Girls, Creating A Movement

This Fearless, World Changer From Kenya – Liberating Girls, Creating A Movement

Yukabeth Kidenda, 28, believes that she is on the right path toward achieving her career goals and aspirations. She’s passionate about building a movement of Kenyan leaders to drive innovation in education and ensure that 21st century learning reaches all Kenyan children. She is currently a Project Manager with the ALX Program under the African […]

The White Men Controlling History

The White Men Controlling History

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, and I never thought about Confederate monuments during my childhood. I did not grow up walking past them every day, or reflect on how it must have felt to do so. I never put much thought into the meaning of monuments at all, because […]

Are We Attacking Women For Being Team Players?

Are We Attacking Women For Being Team Players?

A recent study found that women, more than men, tend to take on tasks that support collaborative efforts in the workplace, sometimes to the detriment of their ability to produce results more quickly on individual tasks. This is only the most recent of many studies showing gender-based behavioral differences in the workplace: for instance, women tend to […]

The Rules Of Breastfeeding – Taking The Conscious Path Against Body Shaming Women

The Rules Of Breastfeeding – Taking The Conscious Path Against Body Shaming Women

It should not be a surprise to anyone that women in tech face a myriad of challenges today. Even though 75% of young girls show interest in STEM, only 0.4% of college women major in computer science. We start 17% of companies but only receive 2% of funding. We are systematically passed over for promotions. These are enduring, systemic problems […]

Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week. First celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding […]

Black Women Being Affected By Equal Pay

Black Women Being Affected By Equal Pay

If you are a woman in business, you won’t be surprised to learn that gender stereotyping prevents many female employees from advancing to C-suite levels. What you might not know is that the bias comes from men and women alike. Research published in the Academy of Management Journal supports the notion that women have a more difficult […]

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