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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 […]

Girls Shouldn’t Expect To Be Given Anything On A Silver Platter – Sicily Kariuki

Girls Shouldn’t Expect To Be Given Anything On A Silver Platter – Sicily Kariuki

Who is Sicily Kariuki She is the Cabinet Secretary for Health; formerly the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs; Tell us about your background I was born in Embu, as the second last born of seven siblings to my parents — the late Mugo and my loving mum Eunice Wandiri — humble […]

Corporate Growth For The Timid Woman

Corporate Growth For The Timid Woman

Life can be hard for timid, reserved women who are looking for corporate success. If you feel like someone greased the rungs of your corporate ladder, you’re not alone. There are plenty of women out there who feel the same — women who feel like they have no place in the workplace, who feel like their […]

The Gender Gap In Our Boardrooms

The Gender Gap In Our Boardrooms

It is rather surprising that African women, who raise and support future national leaders – and who therefore count among the founders of nations – are seldom allowed to participate fully in the economic and political lives of their nations. Despite the fact that they constitute around half of the population, women are marginalised and […]

They Said There Is A Shortage Of Women…

They Said There Is A Shortage Of Women…

This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion, we have asked Human Rights Watch experts to reflect on some of the key human rights challenges in their area of specialty. In the 80s and 90s, Newsweek Magazine delivered US women the cheery news that they […]

Government Incorporates Rural Women In National Development In Zimbabwe

Government Incorporates Rural Women In National Development In Zimbabwe

GOVERNMENT has initiated the advancement of rural women and their integration into mainstream national development processes as equal participants and beneficiaries, Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni has said. She was speaking during commemorations of the International Rural Women’s Day that were held in Harare yesterday. This year’s commemorations centered […]

Family Planning Users Are Murderers – Pastor Girado Of Uganda

Family Planning Users Are Murderers  –  Pastor Girado Of Uganda

 Couples using family planning to determine the number of children that they should produce have been branded as ‘murderers’ by a pastor. The head of the Pentecostal Outreach Ministries in Tororo District, Pastor Girado Olukol, explained that those engaging in family planning are running away from God’s command of bearing as many children as they […]