Gratiyana Ningrat Kusumasubrata Gratiyana, simply called Gratiya is always passionate about inspiring, motivating and empowering people to stand up on their feet and improve their quality of life. She was a national head of finance in the one of the largest global youth leadership movement-AIESEC. Her role was to support the sustainability of products that support the SDGs and youth leadership development for under 30s in Indonesia. She has also been part of numerous education
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Theodora Aidoo is a broadcast journalist from Ghana. Special for her love for women development, she believes that being a woman doesn’t hinder you from attaining any goal your heart desires. It is disheartening; she says, when I see many women especially in my profession give up on their dreams and aspirations. Only a few women are able to live their dreams and achieve their goals. We must create a paradigm shift, by making sure
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Labophilani Kometsi Nthona is a lawyer and mediator by profession. She is a mother to the EbaPhuthi children and learned Isiphuthi; her local dialect at the age of 24, with the intentions of passing the language on to her kids. She is also a member of Libadla le baPhuthi; a registered NGO whose main objective is to highlight the cultural diversity of Lesotho. Libadla has been negotiating with the Government of Lesotho since 1966 on
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Meet Claudia Rivas the young lady that never gives up. All her life, she has tried to go for bigger objectives. She took to engineering, a male dominated profession, where she worked hard to build a successful career. Then she also was chosen champion for change by Empower Women and just recently, she got this scholarship to study in China. The scholarship took about 2 years of preparation but she didn’t give up in spite
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Today we spoke with Fily Keita, a visionary 23 year old, a true amazon working with rural women on grass-root agriculture. SheLEAPS: Welcome Fily Keita, l am so pleased to meet you. Will you introduce yourself to the tribe? Who is Fily Keita? Fily Keita: Fily Keita is a graduate from the Faculty of Letters,Languages and Science of Language (FLSL) of the University of Bamako.She is an aspiring Social Entrepreneur who is passionate about rural
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Dear Men, when a woman says, “leave me alone!” OR “I want to be alone”, just leave her alone. No matter how much she adores you, no matter how much charm you think you have over her, no matter how excellent your intentions are at that moment, no matter how much physical power you have to restrain her or persist, no matter how good you are with words or managing people, no matter how much
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approach to situations and circumstances. Everyday will pose a new set of challenges specifically to you as a woman and to humanity in general. Withdrawing into a penumbra of despair places a glass ceiling on your creativity and critical thinking, regardless of the results of your IQ test. Raising above every day challenges, require that you need build your intellectual capacity. To amass a high level mental horse power, you must believe you are more
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As I attempt to pry into todays privation of women in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), memories of the only girl in class during my Diploma days arise. Acing courses like FORTRAN, even the best compliment I ever got had a disparaging over-tune. Daily abridging the full participation of women in STEM related professions, such vilifying stereotypes along with more intricate issues, like the portrayal of women scientist as a special
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Life is a race, or so they say. For some it seems a sprint, for other a relay, and yet for others, life seems an endless marathon with no stops, no breaks and a finish line that lies somewhere in the horizons of your mind. She was quite young at the time, and like the few girls who had the privilege of getting a formal education in her community, she was basking with hope. The
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With the days of Machiavelli long behind us, society has construed a stereotyped representation of power and leadership. Thinking power is amoral and any means however unscrupulous can justifiably be used in achieving political power is be to mildly explain it. The opinion of leaders as shroud and political office holders as heartless bull dogs, willing and able to tear down every opposition has done no good to the perceived suitability of women for leadership
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