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What Happens When Women Run The Economy?

What Happens When Women Run The Economy?

Women now hold many of the jobs controlling the world’s largest economy – and they’re trying to fix it Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and trade czar Katherine Tai hold top jobs in U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration and many of his economic advisers also are women, as are nearly 48% of […]

Who Is A Strong Woman?

Who Is A Strong Woman?

For long, women have been seen as weak, frail and having nothing much to contribute in certain fields. The strength of the woman was typically attributed to her biological productivity and ability to condone and endure pain. When the story changed, and women were found thriving in things that were assumed to be beyond them, […]

UK-Funded Chevening Scholarships Opening Doors for Women

UK-Funded Chevening Scholarships Opening Doors for Women

International Women’s Day was observed on March 8 under the theme “Choose to Challenge”. That theme resonates well with the UK government’s ambition to champion gender equality across the world. We are primarily doing so by equipping girls with the great equaliser that is education. We believe that educated women can and will challenge their […]

Facebook Launches Book On Female Leaders

Facebook Launches Book On Female Leaders

As part of its celebration around International Women’s Month, Facebook recently announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’, a collection of beautifully inspired stories & life advice from 19 women who are breaking boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education and business. Available for free in digital and physical formats, […]

Women Step Forward In Push To Nurture African Climate Scientists

Women Step Forward In Push To Nurture African Climate Scientists

As a child, Kenyan meteorologist Saumu Shaka helped out on her parents’ small farm growing maize and pigeon pea – and learned how the weather can hold food producers hostage. “Looking back, the yield has declined over the years,” said Shaka, 28, who works with the Kenya Meteorological Department. A decade ago, her parents would […]

Elvis Chukwudi Okonji Foundation (ECOF) Empowers 170 Women, Youths in Delta State

Elvis Chukwudi Okonji Foundation (ECOF) Empowers 170 Women, Youths in Delta State

Determined to raise the standard of living of Nigerians and improve their businesses, a philanthropist and CEO of GPC Energy and Logistics Ltd, Mr. Elvis Chukwudi Okonji, has empowered about 170 persons financially in Delta State through his Elvis Chukwudi Okonji Foundation (ECOF). Okonji, a logistics expert, made the presentation at a ceremony to mark […]

All Liberian Women’s Conference Scheduled For December

All Liberian Women’s Conference Scheduled For December

A major international All Liberian Women’s Conference on equal rights, opportunities and equal participation is scheduled to be held in December in Atlanta, Georgia USA, a dispatch from the conference centre said. According to the conference organizers, the gathering will deliberate on the issues of violence against women and children in Liberia and immigrant communities […]

Global Gender Summit To Tackle $42 Billion Women Financing Gap

Global Gender Summit To Tackle $42 Billion Women Financing Gap

The 2019 Global Gender Summit due in Kigali next month is expected to devise comprehensive strategies to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa, organisers have said. That is the evaluation of the gap between men and women in terms of access to finance, according to Vanessa Moungar, Director for Gender, Women […]

Female Activists Promote Book For Women Advocacy And Empowerment

Female Activists Promote Book For Women Advocacy And Empowerment

An 80-page book titled, “Serving the community: Doing politics in poor and deprived communities in Ghana”, has been launched in Accra. The book seeks to promote advocacy for the empowerment of women at all decision-making levels, especially at the district levels. It was authored by Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Professor Akosua Darkwah, Emeritus Professor Takyiwaa […]

Beyond Being Mrs. Andrew And Mummy Junior

Beyond Being Mrs. Andrew And Mummy Junior

She bowed her head, lost in the depth of misery, with her ninth child, a toddler on her laps suddenly life was meaningless, suicidal thought snailed in, it looked like the only way out, only that she had no guts. She stole a gaze at her ragged children who laid on an empty stomach on […]

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