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Impressive Lessons From A Successful Disrupter

Impressive Lessons From A Successful Disrupter

For years, the conversation around gender inequity, particularly in the entrepreneur ecosystem and corporate executive ranks, tended to travel one of two paths: either fixing women to act more like men or blaming and shaming men as oppressors. Neither path was successful in creating material differences in the inequity of power, influence, wealth and representation in […]

Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later

Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later

Some say youth is wasted on the young. Others say wisdom is wasted on the old. If you play your cards right, you can avoid both pitfalls. We all start out young and dumb. That is the nature of life. We learn as we go. We grow through trial and error. Experience brings maturity and […]

Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

This month forty years ago, thousands of Soweto school children took to the streets to protest the racism and inadequacy of Bantu Education. That moment has come to symbolise the role that young people have played and can play in shaping South Africa’s political discourse. It remains a touch point for student activists today. The […]

Why Women Leaders Rule—and What Anyone Can Learn From Them

Why Women Leaders Rule—and What Anyone Can Learn From Them

It looks like the old playground taunt “girls rule, boys drool” is all grown up. According to an article in February’s Monitor on Psychology magazine, where I’m an editor, the leadership styles that are “in” today may come most naturally to women. In one study of 7,280 people, for example, women scored higher than men […]