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COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

Short of masks and short of protective gowns, Yemen’s overstretched medical workers started dying from COVID-19. Nadia Dhrah – herself a doctor – was dismayed, so she resolved to do what she could to help. Dhrah, who had set up a tiny business making surgical masks and clothing in 2019, thought her company could meet […]

Working From Home May Hurt Women’s Careers, Says Bank Of England’s Mann

Working From Home May Hurt Women’s Careers, Says Bank Of England’s Mann

Women who work mostly from home risk seeing their careers suffer now that significant numbers of workers are returning to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic, Bank of England policymaker Catherine Mann said on Thursday. Mann, a member of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee, said online communication was unable to replicate the spontaneous office conversations […]

Nigeria Firm, 33 Others Among $25m Google Awardees

Nigeria Firm, 33 Others Among $25m Google Awardees

A Nigerian firm, ImpactHer and 33 organisations from other countries are to receive $25 million grants for creating opportunities that benefit women and girls. The funding to the firms which are largely nonprofits and social enterprises will help them push their solutions for women and girls around the world to reach their full economic potential […]

Rural Women Strive for Empowerment, Independence

Rural Women Strive for Empowerment, Independence

WOMEN from various walks of life recently gathered at the Rural Women’s Assembly at Braunfels at Khorixas to discuss their hardships and to promote rural women’s empowerment. Maureen Hoës (36), who owns a small meat shop and garden at farm Dimba near Tywfelfontein, at the event said she needs a piece of land to expand […]

DRC and Burundi Sign Trade, Development Agreements

DRC and Burundi Sign Trade, Development Agreements

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi have signed vital agreements aimed at strengthening their ties. On Tuesday, Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye and DRC’s Felix Tshisekedi signed the agreements in Kinshasa. Both leaders stressed on the necessity of several beneficial projects such as constructing bridges for vehicles and pedestrians on the Ruzizi river, between the […]

560,000 Young People in Nigeria to Secure Work Through Babban Gona Mastercard Foundation Partnership

560,000 Young People in Nigeria to Secure Work Through Babban Gona Mastercard Foundation Partnership

560,000 individuals, predominantly youth and women, will have access to dignified and fulfilling work by 2022, through the Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works in Nigeria partnership with Babban Gona. Recognizing that employment is a pathway out of poverty, the partnership seeks to empower individuals in the agricultural value chain and support the acceleration of agribusinesses […]

Unpaid Care Work Burden Heavier on Women

Unpaid Care Work Burden Heavier on Women

A study by Oxfam Kenya last February found that a heavy and unequal responsibility of unpaid care and domestic work is borne by women and girls. Oxfam commissioned the Household Care Survey (HCS) between October 2018 and March 2019 through its Women’s Rights Programme. Its objective was to understand how Unpaid Care and Domestic Work […]

Polaris Bank To Empower Female Entrepreneurs

Polaris Bank To Empower Female Entrepreneurs

Polaris Bank has pledged that its Polaris Pearl account will equip women entrepreneurs with the requisite knowledge, skills, and support to run their businesses profitably. The bank announced that following from its interaction with women across the country, it has discovered that most of them are unable to access finance to either stabilise or scale […]

6 Keys For Getting Temporarily Remote Teams Back Together

6 Keys For Getting Temporarily Remote Teams Back Together

When Covid-19 struck, entrepreneurs did all they could to keep people safe. Concerned for their employees and customers, they acted quickly and sent their teams home. As the economy reopens, entrepreneurs are now asking their teams to head back to the office. But without the virus vanquished, bringing people back safely isn’t as easy as […]

Women Have Trouble Calling Themselves Experts

Women Have Trouble Calling Themselves Experts

Having owned my current business for more than 10 years — and mentored hundreds of women business owners — I’ve come to realize one of the most common struggles we women entrepreneurs display when it comes to embracing leadership is hesitation. Hesitation to take the leap, hesitation to speak up, hesitation to leave our mark on the world. I, too, fell into the […]

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