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Humiliated in Ankara, EU Chief To Fight For Women’s Rights

Humiliated in Ankara, EU Chief To Fight For Women’s Rights

 The European Union’s first female chief executive vowed on Monday to fight for women’s rights after she was denied a chair during a meeting in Ankara with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan two weeks ago. Speaking to the European Parliament, a visibly angry Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the April 6 episode – where […]

Tanzania Swears In Samia Suluhu Hassan As First Female President

Tanzania Swears In Samia Suluhu Hassan As First Female President

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan called on Friday for unity and said the country needed to bury its differences and avoid pointing fingers following the death of President John Magufuli after weeks of uncertainty about his health. Hassan, vice president since 2015, gave a brief and sombre address after she was sworn in as […]

My Emergence Will Open Doors for Women – Okonjo-Iweala

My Emergence Will Open Doors for Women – Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said her emergence as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), will open doors of opportunities for women all over the world to attain such position in the future. Okonjo-Iweala made history on Monday when she became the first […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala First woman, first African To Run WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – an elite economist who has confronted corruption and kidnappers at home and risen to the top ranks of the World Bank, is poised to become the first woman and first African in charge of policing global trade. Backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), the 66-year-old […]

NYSE Names First Woman Chief In Exchange’s 226-Year History

NYSE Names First Woman Chief In Exchange’s 226-Year History

The New York Stock Exchange promoted Stacey Cunningham to president, making her the first woman to be the sole head of the 226-year-old market. Previously chief operating officer, Cunningham replaces Tom Farley, who’s leaving the company, according to Josh King, a spokesman for NYSE parent Intercontinental Exchange Inc. NYSE’s move means two of the top […]