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Staying In A Field Dominated By Men? – This Is How To Set The Pace

Staying In A Field Dominated By Men? – This Is How To Set The Pace

When you work in a male-dominated industry, it doesn’t surprise you — as much as frustrate you or make you go numb — when someone stares you up and down and says: “Oh, really? How did you get into that?” They’re suspicious. Confused. Intrigued. Being a woman in a male-dominated industry is like being the […]

INTELS Empowerment Scheme Attracts 700 Women

INTELS Empowerment Scheme Attracts 700 Women

The Women Empowerment Programme Synergy Scheme (WEPSS) of INTELS Nigeria Limited, has attracted no fewer than 700 women from the target communities. A corporate social responsibility initiative of INTELS, WEPSS was established in 2013, with the vision of empowering 5,000 community women over a 20-year period through training in fashion design and tailoring. To date, […]

Use Failure To Push Forward

Use Failure To Push Forward

It’s been over a year since I started working at a startup. I was one of the hardest years in my career, and one of the most fulfilling in my life, in that I’ve learned more than at any other job I have ever had. The biggest lesson I took away this past year came […]

The Need To Recruit More Women As Executives

The Need To Recruit More Women As Executives

It may sound simple. But it’s not easy. The case for recruiting more women executives to your company …particularly in its senior ranks… is well-documented. It’s not just good business. It’s smart business. Women likely make up more than half your customer base. And I’m unafraid to admit that the fairer gender usually excels when […]

Iceland Becomes The First Country To Make Women Earn More Than Men

Iceland Becomes The First Country To Make Women Earn More Than Men

Other countries should follow Iceland which has become the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women, politicians and equal rights campaigners said on Wednesday. Iceland has been widely praised for introducing legislation on Jan. 1 that imposes fines on any company or government agency with over 25 staff without a […]

Ways To Make Your Daughters ‘Techie’

Ways To Make Your Daughters ‘Techie’

This is a homemade Plinko machine…complete with hand-crafted prizes. To play, you simply fork over 50 cents to my 11-year-old son and he hands you a Dixie cup with three tokens. (If you ask nicely, he might throw in an extra token.) I’m not showing you this picture to show off his work, although I’m certainly proud […]

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

“I’m just afraid I’m not doing enough as a mother—and maybe I’m not even doing it right at all.” A young working mom, her eyes misty and tired from little sleep, quietly shared that with me. And I’ve had a version of this conversation with too many women recently. But I’ve been there, too. To […]

Consider These Tips When Transitioning From An Employee To An Entrepreneur

Consider These Tips When Transitioning From An Employee To An Entrepreneur

Your habits dictate your success, and if you’re still stuck in that 9-to-5 mindset, your endeavors will fail. You must adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and start thinking the way the world’s top leaders do. Being an entrepreneur is very different than being an employee, and the way you envision it may be completely off base. Here are […]

What You Can Learn From Millennial Employees About Work Life Balance

What You Can Learn From Millennial Employees About Work Life Balance

We have found that of all the generations mixed in the employment pool for 2017, the Millennials are the recipients of the most negative comments from their co-workers. Perceptions and comments I have heard are: “They are lazy. They only care about themselves. They want everything immediately and don’t want to pay their dues. They’re always on […]

Have You Paired Your Passion With Experience Yet?

Have You Paired Your Passion With Experience Yet?

It still makes my heart pound a little to say this, but I co-founded a company that combines my experience in pharmaceuticals with my passion for animals and I raised more than $120 million in funding to make it happen. My current reality has surpassed my wildest dreams, and I want you to do the […]

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