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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 […]

Africa: AU Elections – Contemplating Second-Generation Gender Bias

Africa: AU Elections – Contemplating Second-Generation Gender Bias

The African Union Commission re-opened the nomination process for its next chairperson, deputy chairperson, and eight commissioners earlier this week. The hope is for a refreshing change of guard to turn things around. But, in the main, it is who the next chairperson will be that will draw the most attention as the nomination process […]

Only 5 Percent Of CEOs In Africa Are Women – McKinsey

Only 5 Percent Of CEOs In Africa Are Women – McKinsey

There is a business case to have women in leadership. According to the McKinsey Women Matter report for Africa, released recently, there is a link between companies which perform better financially and that have gender diversity. The report shows that in the past 10 years Africa has made progress in terms of gender diversity in […]

10 Commandments For Women In Leadership

10 Commandments For Women In Leadership

Back in 1970, one of the group of four first-women to be admitted to the Harvard Business School MBA program started her doctoral research on women executives – a rather narrow field 45 years ago. In 1977, the thesis became a book, The Managerial Woman:, The Survival Manual for Women in Business, which went on […]