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Visa Empowers Female Entrepreneurs

Visa Empowers Female Entrepreneurs

Visa has launched a new campaign initiative called ‘She’s Next’, which seeks to empower and encourage African female micro-and small-business owners as they fund, run and grow their businesses across the continent. The global expansion of the campaign was announced at the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, as part of Visa’s […]

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting the Record Straight

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting the Record Straight

Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women across the State. The tour commenced on Monday September 9th, with visits to two local governments which were hugely successful and peaceful. On September 10th, […]

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women across the State. The tour commenced on Monday September 9th, with visits to two local governments which were hugely successful and peaceful. On September 10th, […]

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It is said that women are the backbone of the family and the bedrock of a nation, but yet we hardly hear about their successes and triumphs. Women hold the keys to Africa’s future but for decades women have faced challenges moreover constraints in the agriculture sector. Studies show that women account for nearly half of the […]

First Lady Clar Weah Launches ‘She’s You’ Movement

First Lady Clar Weah Launches ‘She’s You’ Movement

The First Lady of Liberia Madam Clar Marie Weah has launched her She’s You Movement in Monrovia. The Program started with a street parade with an elaborate indoor ceremony at the famous Centennial Pavilion on Broad Street. During the launching ceremony, Mrs. Weah vowed to be the voice of girls and women across the country. […]

Hong Kong Urged To Call Time On ‘archaic’ Indigenous Land Policy Supporting Male Residents Only

Hong Kong Urged To Call Time On ‘archaic’ Indigenous Land Policy Supporting Male Residents Only

A government policy that favours male residents and was introduced to improve living conditions of indigenous inhabitants, has been criticised for exacerbating a chronic housing shortage Hong Kong must end a discriminatory land policy that favours indigenous men, land rights campaigners said on Thursday, after a top court upheld a minor law that has long […]

The ‘Oprah Effect’ Is Timeless For Women Entrepreneurs

The ‘Oprah Effect’ Is Timeless For Women Entrepreneurs

Hearing about Oprah Winfrey’s mega content-development deal with Apple this past summer — the latest endeavor on the celebrity’s long list of successful business empires and partnerships — got me to thinking. I thought about how much this media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist had lit the path for other African American women and their entrepreneurial […]

Women Tap Into Government Development Programmes In Botswana

Women Tap Into Government Development Programmes In Botswana

 Some women in the Southern District are among beneficiaries who continue to tap into government programmes that aim at eradicating poverty. One of them is 70-year-old Ms Tshepo Tokong of Kokong, who trades in motlopi cereal and coffee. Ms Tokong said she started producing motlopi coffee in 2011 and had since added motlopi cereal to […]

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

The CEO of one of South Africa’s top four banks – Absa – announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role. Employment equity at the bank improved under Maria Ramos’s guidance. Both the number of black women and men in senior management positions increased during her period as CEO. Given that she was […]

Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Concerted Efforts In Ending Gender Violence

Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Concerted Efforts In Ending Gender Violence

UNION Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Wednesday said that despite incorporating gender equality in the constitution, violence against women has been a grave reality in the lives of many women in the country who are estimated to be 51 per cent of the total population. In her speech at the opening of the 9th […]

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