For those who count time in quarters — it is that acclaimed period where most businesses start sharing, have shared or will share the first quarter 2020 pictures and in some cases this has been postponed. Fortunately or unfortunately things this year have been quite a roller coaster to everyone in every single corner of the world;… Read More Lean Into 2020 through the power of two “skillsets of the future”…
Despite the fact that many people spend a huge slice of their life in the workplace – it’s a place still evolving and the experiences we have in our various workplaces are all personal to different degrees. Yet, we all seek to unlock the key to happiness and fulfillment in our careers and workplaces. Here… Read More Navigating the Workplace
International experience is becoming a prerequisite for many top executive and management roles. Yet without doubt moving abroad is an enormous challenge , where one has to come to terms with new customs, rules, language and many other frustrations which include not finding your favorite ingredients for your homemade meals. The first days particularly may… Read More Expatriate mini Handbook
As we grow up we are taught what success is and we are constantly shown what the cornerstone of success looks like – money, influence, power, fame, intelligence. For example, in university GPA acts as a proxy of how successful you were in learning and for top companies it depicts ones next opportunities or the… Read More learning, success and empowerment
The circles There are things that we learn about life along the way of life. A lot of these things start with the “you” principle rather than the blindest and glances to “others”. Yet despite the acknowledgement that integrity with self is an important factor to healthy development of not just an individual but the… Read More Building Healthy Relationship Circles
When you think according to a system – you are programmed to fit into it. Its about survival of the fittest and realization of time zones where the prepared and those with opportunities that meet them during their time of preparedness will survive. At the age of 40 your clock to have babies is almost… Read More Identity
A position doesn’t make you – you make a position. A title doesn’t describe everything about you – nor does a role you play. Your employment can never pay you your true worth. Don’t let anybody play you – play yourself! Don’t let anybody tell you what you can acquire Set the bar high for… Read More What makes you great?
Man you wouldn’t want to be sitting in Jane Eliotts workshops – yet there is something powerful that you can learn from her brutal method – it lets you see the magnitude of institutional racism and how systems vs minorities are still very subtle – the white superiority myth. Everybody will have moments they felt… Read More How racist are you?
“Freedom is meaningless if people cannot put food in their stomachs, if they can have no shelter, if illiteracy and disease continue to dog them.” ~ Nelson Mandela A 2010 Edition of Development organisations in Africa listed over 60000 organisations that were working towards African development. Among them including the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) which was founded… Read More The Obscrued African Development
Risk taking has been in my blood for years – yet there is something so profound about the manner in which the years have evolved this risk taking process. Jumping into risks is like driving in fog blindfolded – Fear hovers like the fog and the unknown is always there. Yet what evolves is the… Read More The world of Risks
“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.” …The most pathetic moments – when people are neutral (okay with everything) and insensible during times to… Read More Disinterest and silence about things that require our engagement
The old men and women ( tata /our grandfathers and grand mothers ) – there is not a wave of doubt that they are the heroes that emancipated the first wave of the freedom of Africa – they fought for political freedom – yet our role is to now fight for economic freedom of Africa… Read More Young Africa
A few years ago I would have boldy said “We are ALL equal – women, men, children …” without this statement nudging my back and warning me that it held no depth and as a result didn’t help and mean anything if actions were to be made on the basis of this “BOLD” statement! Equality… Read More Equality and Equity
One common trait of the most successful leaders is that they were able to overcome their own barriers first before they took on the world. Their story starts with a memory of how they arrived to become useful citizens, family members and friends. Like some of the most amazing ladies – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Wanguri Maathai… Read More Why your personal strength is important …
Tomorrow , today infact yesterday do your part. The choices you make yesterday affect not just you but a million , a billion others … be aware that your actions are a driver , a momentum of change in the world. Your job will indirectly or directly affect the next person. Are you a scientist,… Read More Do your part… Impact of our choices
Rwanda’s first female pilot takes to the skies at 24
You truly have to love what you do to grow Loving what you do means you wont stop till you have a solution , you are curious to go beyond yesterday and today, love and passion for your what you do is fuel to your motor!
“We need you and we need this generation of women to stand up and serve as role models to encourage young women to develop the critical skills needed for the competitive workforce of tomorrow.” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
STEM fields are where most of the jobs of the future will be found, and at present, they’re also the fields where minority workers and women are rarely found. There’s also a shortage of women and minorities teaching STEM topics at universities. Capturing Baileys words : “That was a different time, of course,” she said.… Read More Pursuit of equality
Meet Vuyo Hlophe – one guy with lots of drive, maturity and an open mind that is taking him places since he was aged 17 in South Africa – when he took his first leap in the deep waters. Had such an amazing interview with him where he shared his story of what it took… Read More Episode 5: Vuyo´s story of determination to build a way to the pinnacle of Finance and Energy spaces in Europe.
Had to split this episode in two parts because there was so much to talk about particularly in the upcoming second part which will focus on Zimbabwe and its young people. In this episode I spoke to Blessing Mau Maunze – who is paving his way in the legal ecosystem and putting his bet on… Read More Episode 4: Talks with Blessing Mau narrative of the Zimbabwean youth part 1.
Absolutely loved everything about my talk with Lerato. Creativity is not a thing only for artists – it is something for everyone particularly in the zones we are delving in. We spoke about how to walk into a first leadership role, to some embarrassing moments and stepping stones that build a solid track record for… Read More Episode 3: Dear young professional – Ownership is critical ! Featuring Lerato Sokhulu
Who doesn’t love LOVE stories. Find out about the journey of a Black man in Europe as they navigate to find what makes them happy. Meet Benedict Mutimba – extrovert with charismatic charm that led him to his beautiful love story. From shocking truths to sweet moments find out more on the Diary for young… Read More Episode 2: A story of love – Journey of an African expat in Europe with Benedict Mutimba
I strongly believe , there is no better topic to open up the podcast than with something that encompasses mindset and touches on a part of what drives us – our brains and heart to a very large extent. Find out as we speak to public health doctorate – Rebekkah Frimpong. We dive into the… Read More Episode 1: What is mental health?: Meet Rebekkah Frimpong
In a world that pushes us to maximize on division and our differences it’s refreshing and necessary to find common ground for any sustainable positive impact. Recently sat down with a group of very different yet strikingly amazing women who all shared a common purpose to simply come together and inspire each other. Beyond discussing… Read More Leaning in together
I havent written for a long time, and hence to start off wanted to share a perspective that changed my life – In the hope that someone needs this as much as I did. Over the years I have changed how I define Leadership, strength and courage. Specifically as a women who is constantly fighting… Read More The winning women of today and tomorrow…