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The Men Or The Women?

The Men Or The Women?

We are not trying to start a gender war, but we are an organization that is consistently digging for the latest research and insight on how to optimize people potential. Some of the findings that we’ve come across have … well, given us food for thought. So let’s talk about what we’ve found and how […]

Tanzania To Host Top Women Leaders, Entrepreneurs Conference

Tanzania To Host Top Women Leaders, Entrepreneurs Conference

OVER 500 women from 25 African countries are expected to convene in the country next week for the fourth annual Africa Reconnect Empowerment Conference and Exhibition, with the agenda of promoting industrialization. The women include first ladies, decision makers, business women, politicians, bankers, women in mining, women in construction, women in sports, small business owners, […]

Women Leaders Forum Kicks Off In Addis Ababa

Women Leaders Forum Kicks Off In Addis Ababa

The Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation kicked off at the African Union Headquarters today. The forum aims to enhance women’s contributions in building and sustaining peace, security and political processes for sustainable economic and social transformation towards the realization of Africa Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Speaking at the […]

South Africa: Women Leaders Must Inspire Others

South Africa: Women Leaders Must Inspire Others

Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa says women in leadership should continuously and actively agitate for the upliftment of women. “We need the buy-in and collaborate across the broad spectrum of society as we are collectively responsible for advancing the South African economy,” she said. Speaking at the Women of Value South Africa (WOVSA) Indaba held […]

First Woman To Break Tokyo’s ‘steel ceiling’ Wants To Make It Easier In Future

First Woman To Break Tokyo’s ‘steel ceiling’ Wants To Make It Easier In Future

Yuriko Koike is a woman accustomed to breaking glass ceilings. She became Japan’s first ever female defense minister in 2007, and a year later became the first woman to run for leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. And, earlier this month, she was elected Tokyo’s first ever female governor by a landslide. But breaking through […]

8 Ways To Be A Change-Maker

8 Ways To Be A Change-Maker

What does it take to change the status quo? At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this year, we witnessed a ceiling-breaking moment, when in a video projected on the large screen Hillary Clinton visually burst through a photo montage of our previous 44 male presidents to the sound of shattering glass. She smiled at the […]

Kenya: More Women Needed To Hold Top Jobs In Banks

Kenya: More Women Needed To Hold Top Jobs In Banks

Women hold about 29 per cent of top jobs in the banking sector, showing there is room for more gender inclusion. A survey by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) further shows that women occupied 20 per cent of board positions with only two serving as chairpersons. The survey included 20 banks. Low gender diversity […]

What If the Most Powerful People In Business Were Women?

What If the Most Powerful People In Business Were Women?

Since 1995, women in big decision roles in large companies have netted minimal gains in closing the gender gap. As of June 2015, only five percent of Fortune 500 companies were led by women, which in hard numbers is a whopping 24 female CEOs — the number has since dropped to 22. Not to mention women still […]

Why Women Leaders Rule—and What Anyone Can Learn From Them

Why Women Leaders Rule—and What Anyone Can Learn From Them

It looks like the old playground taunt “girls rule, boys drool” is all grown up. According to an article in February’s Monitor on Psychology magazine, where I’m an editor, the leadership styles that are “in” today may come most naturally to women. In one study of 7,280 people, for example, women scored higher than men […]

You Can Be Feminine and Fabulous AND a Great Leader!

You Can Be Feminine and Fabulous AND a Great Leader!

It is 2016, and women still face gender bias when it comes to being taken seriously as a leader. Not only do gender biases against women leaders arise from how women actually lead, but also from how women appear. While the business suit for men is a clear-cut symbol of professionalism for men, the norms […]