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From the beginning of time, women have been child bearers. Their role is central in society. They are caretakers, conscience, farmers, educators, and entrepreneurs. As I sat to write this piece, a colleague naively suggested, “this article will only make an impact if it is published on International Women’s Day and in an election year”....
“Our mission is to form a dynamic group of collegiate women who support, mentor and inspire each other.” The following article comes from the Summer 2021 edition of Blue Review, Millikin University’s Family Magazine Future career success is at the forefront of what the Women in Business (WIB) organization at Millikin University works to achieve for its...
UN Women’s Lopa Banerjee explains how the Generation Equality Forum can accelerate gender equality. The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) has been 25 years in the making, and a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping the opportunity to push gender equality efforts forward. The international conference is convened by UN Women, the United Nations’ organization dedicated to...
According to the Reykjavík Index for Leadership 2020/2021, “only 52% of people across the G7 group of wealthy countries — 46% of men and 59% of women — has expressed that they would feel ‘very comfortable’ with a woman as head of their government.” Despite all the excellent management displayed by female leaders during the pandemic, studies have...
Shirley Chisholm, the first Black US Congresswoman once said: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair”. The future is better with women at every table where decisions are being made. Trailblazing women like Shirley Chisholm have been claiming their space and demanding women’s inclusion and equality throughout history,...
The Women, Media and Change (WOMEC), a non-governmental organization, has launched the Gender Transformative Programming (GTP), TurningPoint Project, to foster gender equality in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality. A situational analysis WOMEC conducted in the municipality among residents revealed an increase in gender-based violence and teenage pregnancies, necessitating the project. Ms Dulcie Delali Attipoe, WOMEC Programmes Coordinator,...
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Women seldom reach the highest leadership positions in academic plastic surgery. Contributing factors include lack of female role models/mentors and lack of gender diversity. Studies show that female role models and mentors are critical for recruiting and retaining female surgeons and that gender diversity within organizations more strongly influences women’s career choices. We...
There cannot be any excuse for the low representation of women in the Parliament of Ghana. Currently, women occupy 37 out of the 275 seats in Parliament. This represents only 13.5% of members in parliament. This is far below the world’s average of 23% It also falls short of the UN recommendation of at least...
Reports by the World Economic Forum show that countries with women leaders seem to have fared better at handling the Covid-19 pandemic compared to their male counterparts. This is just one more instance where women workers have demonstrated striking leadership qualities. Yet, the overall women participation in the workforce, especially in the higher leadership roles,...
Accra, GHANA— Marking Global Entrepreneurship Week, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan delivered remarks on November 17, 2020 at the graduation ceremony of the U.S. Department of State’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) second cohort.  Hosted by the Embassy’s implementing partner, the event took place at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership...
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