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Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Successful female entrepreneurs in Uganda have shared their success stories with the aim of inspiring fellow women to break through barriers in a male dominated private sector. At the “Breaking the mold: inspiring female youth leaders” forum organized by the Feed the Future, an American government funded initiative aimed at unlocking youth potential, several female […]

FCMB Offers Zero-Interest Plan Women Entrepreneurs

FCMB Offers Zero-Interest Plan Women Entrepreneurs

This is because Women in Business at First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) is set to launch a proposition that offers zero-interest rate on loans to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). With the development, women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, who desire affordable and convenient funding to boost their respective businesses, can now do so. The […]

Women Are Changing The Tech-landscape Of Start-up Ecosystem

Women Are Changing The Tech-landscape Of Start-up Ecosystem

The Golden Age for women entrepreneurs has started. The stars have adjusted to help trigger the trend as strong ecosystems produce ambitious females outfitted with inspiration, know-how and funding. As of late, the number of women entrepreneurs has been growing at twice the rate of their male counterparts. Then again, although this growth is at […]

Shelley Zalis The Crusader For Women Equality In The Workplace

Shelley Zalis The Crusader For Women Equality In The Workplace

Shelley Zalis has been an advertising research pioneer and a trailblazer for the equality of women in the workplace. I’ve had the privilege of seeing her work firsthand with The Girls’ Lounge, the “pop-up” part of The Female Quotient, which Zalis founded to help advance equality, through collaboration and activation. She was the first female chief executive […]

Shamanth Pereira Ditched Investment Banking To Help New Mums Build A Career

Shamanth Pereira Ditched Investment Banking To Help New Mums Build A Career

Shamanth Pereira spent years building a successful career in investment banking, but she missed her freedom — and her family. “It was increasingly challenging to be present with my young family,” she says. “I had to make a choice.” She walked away from the finance world and enrolled in business school, with dreams of owning […]

How To Run A Multi-Million Dollar Company – Jessica Alba

How To Run A Multi-Million Dollar Company – Jessica Alba

In 2012, Jessica Alba co-founded the Honest Company with the goal of providing baby and home products made with ingredients that wouldn’t be a mystery and were ethically sourced. The company would help customers and their growing families make informed and healthy choices.  Today, Honest sells more than 100 consumer products that are available online […]

Women Entrepreneurs In Africa Struggle To Grow Their Business

Women Entrepreneurs In Africa Struggle To Grow Their Business

Africa has seen the highest growth among businesses run by women in recent years. This would appear to be good news: entrepreneurship is arguably crucial for job creation and economic growth. But the flip side of this data is that businesses run by women are less likely than those run by men to grow because of a […]

What Every Disrupter Needs To Know About Transformation

What Every Disrupter Needs To Know About Transformation

Leading transformation is the responsibility of leaders. With complex changes happening all the time, if we humans are not changing ourselves and the world around us, we can’t adapt, we won’t keep up and we certainly cannot thrive. Why should we care about this thing called transformation? In a time period of constant innovation, our lives are always being transformed by […]

Gender-Sensitive’ Trade Policies Help Empower East African Women

Gender-Sensitive’ Trade Policies Help Empower East African Women

Trade policies which better benefit women across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body. Crediting improved education, employment and other key areas, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Wednesday that East African countries can […]

Boko Haram Victims Bounce Back With Businesses in Camps

Boko Haram Victims Bounce Back With Businesses in Camps

Maiduguri — Over 15,000 people have been killed and 2 million displaced in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon With more than one million people living in camps around Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, having fled their homes due to Boko Haram attacks, some are finding innovative ways to rebuild businesses from scratch. Many of the […]

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