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Not Just For Hackney Hipsters: The Kenyan Sourdough Bakery ​Tackling Blindness

Not Just For Hackney Hipsters: The Kenyan Sourdough Bakery ​Tackling Blindness

One is a hipster meeting place in the middle of east London, the other overlooks the Menengai crater in Kenya and is staffed by orphans. But these two bakeries, E5 Bakehouse and Ujima Bakehouse, seemingly worlds apart, have come together over a sourdough starter and a shared passion for healthy bread. Situated in the Nakuru […]

The Solar-Powered Cart That Can Charge 80 Cell Phones At Once

The Solar-Powered Cart That Can Charge 80 Cell Phones At Once

Henri Nyakarundi never wanted a job. Born to refugee parents from Rwanda, he grew up in Burundi until civil war again forced the family to move on. Relocating to the US, Nyakarundi studied computer science at Georgia State University and by 19 had founded his first start up. “I was not a job type of […]

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 […]

Why You’re Not Management Material – And How To Get There

Why You’re Not Management Material – And How To Get There

You got to work this morning to find the office all abuzz. Jessica, the manager of another team in your department, has given her two-week notice, and everyone’s talking about who’s going to fill her role. Your company typically fills open management slots from the inside, and you’ve been working there for a while, building […]

How One Woman Is Defying Gang Violence To Transform El Salvador’s Coffee Industry

How One Woman Is Defying Gang Violence To Transform El Salvador’s Coffee Industry

Picking an apartment above a coffee shop is one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made. I spend a lot of time there, distracting the baristas more and more as my caffeine levels rise, especially Tito, who makes the best cappuccino I’ve ever had. Last week, while wittering on about how much I liked meeting […]

The Web Startups Looking To Cash In On 1 Billion African Consumers

The Web Startups Looking To Cash In On 1 Billion African Consumers

It is a cliched image. Passengers lined up at the check-in desk for various flights back to African capitals, trolleys overloaded and suitcases straining at the weight limit. It reflects a reality of tough customs and import regimes, complex markets and challenging distribution networks that often leave only the lucky few with the means to […]

Organize Your To-Do List Into These Categories

Organize Your To-Do List Into These Categories

Do you find yourself staring at an ever-growing to-do list with seemingly no end in sight? Are you seeing more additions than deletions to your to-do list? Well, you are not alone. Many people struggle with accomplishing the long list of to-do’s. But why? Sure, some people are short on time and want to pack […]

How To Earn Respect at Work

How To Earn Respect at Work

Contrary to popular belief, neither a fancy job title nor years of experience will earn you respect at work.  There are five infallible ways to earn respect and gain credibility, regardless of the organization you’re in or the role you’ve been hired to do: 1. Be yourself and not your role Sometimes people think they must create a persona […]

Undeniable Ways To Lead And Achieve Success

Undeniable Ways To Lead And Achieve Success

Great leaders learn to lead both themselves and others. They create more leaders, not followers. They clearly communicate their vision and align themselves with those whose individual purpose match that of their organizations. The most successful leaders are unapologetically passionate about what they do and know how to combine purpose, talents and effort to drive themselves and their team towards ultimate success; […]

Why Is the Public Sector More Welcoming to Women Leaders Than Business?

Why Is the Public Sector More Welcoming to Women Leaders Than Business?

While women make up more than half of the U.S. population and nearly 52 percent of these women hold professional-level jobs, only 14.6 percent end up as executive officers, according to the latest statistics from the Center for American Progress. This figure tells us what many women already know: In spite of gains in the […]