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The Girl Boss – It Is Time To Reinvent Her

The Girl Boss – It Is Time To Reinvent Her

Most headlines would lead you to believe that being a female founder today is all about breaking glass ceilings, shattering fundraising records, or spectacular rise-and-fall sagas. Emily Weiss is obsessively lauded as the Teen Vogue intern who rose to the helm of Glossier’s billion-dollar beauty empire. Ty Haney’s recent departure from Outdoor Voices was scrutinized […]

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan will delay by up to a decade its target to raise the percentage of women in leadership posts to 30% – part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to empower women – after failing to hit the deadline this year, domestic media have reported. Abe’s policies to boost the role of women in the […]

Mozambique Launches Women Empowerment Programme

Mozambique Launches Women Empowerment Programme

The Mozambican Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare needs over 374 million meticais (about 6.2 million US dollars) to implement the National Programme for the Economic Empowerment of Women, known as PROMULHER, over the next five years. The programme, formally launched in Maputo on Wednesday, will consist of interventions that allow the development of […]

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. I am thrilled to witness the fantastic changes that have taken place in Ethiopia over the recent months, with women assuming leadership positions at the […]

Mojekwu, Awosika, Seek Adoption Of 30% Female Representation On Board of Nigerian Firms’

Mojekwu, Awosika, Seek Adoption Of 30% Female Representation On Board of Nigerian Firms’

The Director, Capacity Building, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chizoba Mojekwu, has stressed the need for financial institutions to shun gender disparity and implement the minimum 30 per cent female representation on the board of companies operating in the country. Similarly, the Chairperson, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, said for the nation […]

The Foot Soldiers In Nigeria’s Quiet Gender Revolution

The Foot Soldiers In Nigeria’s Quiet Gender Revolution

As Nigeria readies itself for general elections in 2019, the absence of female political leaders has been thrown into stark relief. Women are almost nowhere to be seen in key positions of power, while less than 6% of the nation’s lawmakers are female. This lack of representation has real effects on Nigeria’s 90 million women. […]

Being A Woman And A Leader: It’s Challenging But Achievable

Being A Woman And A Leader: It’s Challenging But Achievable

Ladies, this isn’t news to us. As a woman in the work force you need to work twice as hard, be twice as successful, twice as creative, and be twice as productive as the men in your field just to even be recognized as a valuable asset to your company. The stakes are even higher […]

Give Women Equal Chance On Merit In Poll

Give Women Equal Chance On Merit In Poll

In the 2013 General Election, a notable outcome was that voters decided not to elect any woman to the position of governor in all the 47 counties. The number of female candidates for all the positions was, in fact, lower than males due to fewer of them offering to run, but also because of corrupt […]

In one of Asia’s Newest Countries,Women Are Breaking Gender Sterotypes By Participating Successfully In Local Elections For Village Chiefs

In one of Asia’s Newest Countries,Women Are Breaking Gender Sterotypes By Participating Successfully In Local Elections For Village Chiefs

It’s midday in one of Dili’s busiest markets. A man pushes a food-cart selling an Indonesian-style soup with spicy meatballs. In an aluminum-roofed market stall, Barbara Garma Soares is shopping for football jerseys. Soares is one of 21 women recently elected as Xefe Suku (Village Chief), in Timor-Leste’s nation-wide local elections held on 13 November. […]

Joyce Banda ‘Ready’ To Serve Again

Joyce Banda ‘Ready’ To Serve Again

Malawi’s former president Joyce Banda has finally declared that she is ready to bounce back as the country’s Head of State should Malawians ask her to do so. She made the declaration on Voice of America (VOA) Straight Talk Africa programme aired live across the globe on the evening of Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from […]

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