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Welcome to Mirabel: the first centre supporting rape survivors in Nigeria

Welcome to Mirabel: the first centre supporting rape survivors in Nigeria

When Imade was seven years old her teacher began to sexually abuse her after school. “He [told] me I was a smart and beautiful girl and gave me little sums of money,” says Imade, now 24. One day, he raped her. Imade told her mother, who complained to the school. “They fired him, but that […]

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick go get em’ sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, “We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership.” And the leader is now […]

Kpando market women push for MCE’s removal

Kpando market women push for MCE’s removal

There is growing tension at Kpando in the Volta Region, as the leadership of the market women in the area, are calling for the removal of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Delali Avotri-Adinyira. According to the Market Queen, Madam Sena Howusu, “it is just impossible to work with the MCE because she is petty and vindictive.” The women […]

Our Brand Transforms Women Of All Class –Goodness Okwu, CEO, Stylenest

Our Brand Transforms Women Of All Class –Goodness Okwu, CEO, Stylenest

The Chief Executive Officer, Stylenest, Mrs. Goodness Okwu, in this interview shares her entrepreneurial experience, as she also speaks on her brands across human hair extensions, wigs and hair products. How did you start the business and how did you manage to grow it? The name of the business is Stylenest International. Our focus was […]

“Agenda 2030 is anything but business as usual” – Executive Director

“Agenda 2030 is anything but business as usual” – Executive Director

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session of 2016 on 9 February in New York. Date:  09 February 2016 Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, Distinguished delegates, Colleagues and friends, Good morning. Please allow me to thank and recognize the […]

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

It’s not exactly breaking news, but in case you haven’t heard, women face an uphill battle in the business world. Examples can be found everywhere: women are judged – even by other women – more harshly than men are for trying to negotiate higher compensation for their work. Our mistakes follow us for a longer period of time […]

16 Organizations That Will Give You Money To Start And Grow A Business In Africa

16 Organizations That Will Give You Money To Start And Grow A Business In Africa

  (1) Acumen Fund Acumen is a charity organisation incorporated in 2001 with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists. The Acumen Fund invests in entrepreneurs who have the capability to bring sustainable solutions to big problems. In May 2014, The Acumen Fund co-invested $1.5 million in Esoko Networks […]

Video: Minute Motivation with Doyin

Quiz Intro When my children were a lot younger and I was invited to birthday parties, I found the parties I enjoyed most were those with just one exit door – I simply sat near the door. I knew that as long as the kids didn’t go past me at that door, they were safe […]

Turn Your Job Into a Values-Driven Career

Turn Your Job Into a Values-Driven Career

You want a career that reflects your good impulses, one that will impart a legacy of caring and values-driven work. Maybe you’re a restaurant manager who wants to organize food drives, or a senior executive who hopes to spearhead a mentoring program for junior employees. Or maybe you simply want to ensure that your company […]

10 Ways To Invest Money While You Have A Full-Time Job

10 Ways To Invest Money While You Have A Full-Time Job

Most of us don’t necessarily love the jobs we have. We all had wonderful plans for ourselves growing up. But our jobs pay, so here we are. But wouldn’t you just want to break away from all this charade? Do the things you’ve always wanted to do? Sure, who wouldn’t? But that requires money, the […]