Influential Women

March 8, 2018
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Queen Monareng’s Botjha ke Palesa Youth Organization

February 7, 2018
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Gender Equality is Smart Economics

In light of an international call for increasing female participation in the workforce, a large part of IFC’s task revolves around narrowing the gap between women and men in business as entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, community stakeholders, suppliers and consumers. As […]
January 18, 2018
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Women Who Launch Highly Successful Startups

Although less than 10% of startups worth over a billion dollars are founded by females, they are some of the most innovative companies in the world. Here are 15 of them: 1. Adi Tatarko, Houzz – US$2.3 billion Tatarko and […]
November 26, 2017
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The #MeToo Movement

In October 2017 serious sexual abuse claims were made against film producer Harvey Weinstein and published in The New York Times. After the allegations surfaced, Hollywood stirred in disquiet. And then, a two-word hashtag caught fire on social media. Actress […]
October 30, 2017
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6 Reasons Why Women Are Taking Over the Tech Industry

Why Women Are the Tech Leaders of Today Of the Fortune 500’s 23 female CEOs, five work at tech companies, and two of them are leading top companies in Silicon Valley. In an industry known for favoring the male gender, […]
September 19, 2017

Top 25 Fashion’s Feminine Trailblazers

If you Google New York fashion designers you will find that the majority of the major league fashion designers in this particular fashion hub are men. Of course, there is nothing wrong with giving credit where it’s due, and appreciating […]
September 6, 2017
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30 Female Tech Authorities Worth Keeping an Eye on

Even though approximately 50% of the population in the world is female, the tech sector in the US tells a different story. The National Center for Women and Information Technology recently revealed that only around 25% of IT jobs were […]
August 22, 2017
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10 Incredible African American Women

One of the very first nods to black history was in 1976 when ‘Negro History Week’ was celebrated in February.
August 16, 2017

Women Entrepreneurs Can Have it All

Award-winning strategist Racheal Cook believes in helping female entrepreneurs to live their dream lives. Founder of and
January 19, 2017

Feminism – Not for Women Only

In the second decade of the 21st century, feminism has finally found its place in the mainstream. From famous literary icons to pop stars, actresses, royalty and activists
January 12, 2017

TheBoardlist’s Top 20 – Women Every Startup Should Fight to Have on Its Board

Successful companies need strong Boards of Directors, and a Board can only be strong if it represents a diversity of people, experience and ideas. Reflecting upon the traditional “who do you know” approach to board recruitment, CEO of Joyus, Sukhinder […]
December 25, 2016
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More to Little Women Than Meets the Eye

Five Facts about the Great Author Behind Little Women Louisa May Alcott, author of the iconic feminist novel Little Women would have been 184 years old when her birthday was celebrated with a Google Doodle on 29 November 2016. Little […]
December 11, 2016

Annie Leibovitz – Advocating Powerful Women in her Art

Portraits of Influential Women Annie Leibovitz started making a list of women who have achieved greatness. Then the master photographic portrait artist started photographing these women, and incorporating the issues they address into her photographs. She photographed the Mexican human […]
October 19, 2016

Ada Lovelace Day

Celebrating Women in Science and Technology, Engineering and Maths Tuesday 11 October 2016 hailed the eighth annual Ada Lovelace Day. This day is an international celebration of the women who have made an impact on the world of science, technology, […]
October 9, 2016
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Are you ‘Leaning In’ Yet?

Together Women Can Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, an achievement that has helped pave the way and change perceptions along the way about women in tech, and about women in business. Her appointment to the board […]
October 5, 2016
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Sofonisba Anguissola was Important

Changing the Art World for Women The art world has been fraught with gender inequality for centuries and this has severely limited the development of many talented female artists. Despite obvious challenges, women artists have triumphed through the ages. Although […]
September 26, 2016
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A Tribute to Serena Williams

Nike Ad Honours Athlete and Feminist According to an ad campaign by the sportswear giant Nike, Serena Wiliams is the greatest female athlete in recorded history. Although the praise certainly flattered the athlete, she was not going stand for the […]
August 17, 2016
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Barack Obama is a Feminist

Being a Feminist Is Important to the President of the United States In June this year at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, Barack Obama declared that he is indeed a feminist. He also gave a […]
August 16, 2016
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Four of the Most Inspiring Businesswomen in the US

Women are Becoming More Entrepreneurial Forbes Magazine claims that we are busy entering a golden age for high-growth female entrepreneurs. In five years the percentage of female owned businesses in the US has increased by as much as 30%. The […]