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How to Expand Your International Day of Happiness All Year Long

How to Expand Your International Day of Happiness All Year Long

This year, you have a choice. Though International Day of Happiness is a great excuse to celebrate happiness one day a year, why not use the day to kick-start your happiest year ever? Sounds good so far, but the question is how? Well, the truth is that happiness looks different for everyone, both locally and […]

Women should try a variety of leadership styles in order to gain influence

Women should try a variety of leadership styles in order to gain influence

Compared with men, women are spending more time on housework, less time in the office and more time on work activities that may hold back their careers. Here are three steps that women can take to offset these differences and move their careers forward: 1. Know how you spend your time: It’s easy to fall […]

Soumaia Fergani: The only woman in Algerian stadiums

Soumaia Fergani: The only woman in Algerian stadiums

For seven years, and in the midst of a gruesome civil war, Soumaia Fergani was the only woman in Algerian football stadiums when she was the country’s only qualified female match official. She now serves as a deputy in the National People’s Assembly, but prior to her political aspirations, football was her true passion. Fergani […]

Google doodle for International Women’s Day invites women to share dreams

Google doodle for International Women’s Day invites women to share dreams

It can be hard to dream big or put into words grand aspirations when most of us are simply trying to make it through the day. But that’s what this year’s Google doodle for International Women’s Day is all about. For International Women’s Day in 2016, the doodle team visited 13 countries and asked more […]

You Can Be Feminine and Fabulous AND a Great Leader!

You Can Be Feminine and Fabulous AND a Great Leader!

It is 2016, and women still face gender bias when it comes to being taken seriously as a leader. Not only do gender biases against women leaders arise from how women actually lead, but also from how women appear. While the business suit for men is a clear-cut symbol of professionalism for men, the norms […]

The Ni Nyampinga role models inspiring girls in Rwanda

The Ni Nyampinga role models inspiring girls in Rwanda

Nearly five years ago Girl Effect launched multi-platform youth brand Ni Nyampinga for girls in Rwanda. Since then it has empowered girls to create content for their peers that challenges perceptions of girls’ value in society. So far, 71 per cent of the girls reached by Ni Nyampinga say it has boosted their self-worth and […]

‘The Girl Without a Sound’

‘The Girl Without a Sound’

“Once upon a very long time ago, there was a little girl with a fluff of hair, a mouth the shape of a cherry blossom and brown pools for eyes…” Wait. That’s not how stories go. At least not the ones most girls were told growing up. Those short, shaping, sticking stories that reflected a […]

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Depressed

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Depressed

Sadly, many people suffer from depression worldwide – in fact, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people have some sort of depression. Even if you don’t have a mental disorder, you can still feel depressed from time to time through the ebbs and flows of life. No matter how down you […]

You’ll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

You’ll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

If you want to become more successful as an entrepreneur or in your career, you can start by making a habit of talking and thinking more like the people you know or read about who are already successful. Here are some phrases you’ll never hear a successful person say: 1. “We can’t do that.” One […]

5 surprising ways to train your brain to boost your self-esteem

5 surprising ways to train your brain to boost your self-esteem

Train your brain to find confidence.Do you ever find yourself analyzing someone, wondering if they are truly confident or just hiding their insecurities? Self-esteem describes a person’s sense of their own self-worth and personal value. In other words, it is directly related to how confident you are. When we let certain aspects and abilities about […]