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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 […]

12 Books Recommended by Women Entrepreneurs

12 Books Recommended by Women Entrepreneurs

Are you a woman in the startup world? Do you sometimes like hearing about what other women entrepreneurs are reading? There are a lot of books that claim to have the best advice for starting up, being an entrepreneur, creating the perfect business model, etc.  The choices can seem really overwhelming if you’re extremely busy (which […]

10 Amazing Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

10 Amazing Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

After women started joining the work force, they had two choices – to stay at home and manage their families or to become part of the workforce and manage their jobs. Things have undergone a significant change and nowadays, women are increasingly choosing the third path – staying at home and managing their work independently. […]