Why women need to be in control of their finances at all stages of life

Posted by - September 1, 2021

There are many factors which can leave women financially vulnerable, divorce being only one of these. Eloise Boezak, Head of Customer Experience at African Bank, says a common mistake many women make is to rely on their spouse for financial security and retirement planning. But what if your marriage ends? What if your marriage contract

Women are drivers in job creation, survey finds

Posted by - June 14, 2021

WOMEN are drivers in job creation, the first South African Women Entrepreneurs Job Creation Survey has found. The report offers insights into the role that women entrepreneurs play as job creators and suggests most see job creation as a key responsibility. Despite the challenges and setbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the survey reveals “green

Men Do More For Work Equality Than Women-Nancy Aburi

Posted by - June 16, 2020

Nancy Aburi has been on the United Nations and international NGOs’ grind for two decades now, living and working in London, Dublin, Rome, and New York. She’s now back home as the senior adviser to the special envoy, Horn of Africa United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. After her undergraduate degree in Design from the

Google to empower 20,000 women across Africa in 2020

Posted by - March 17, 2020

Google announced that it is doubling down on its commitment to women in Africa and aims to train 20,000 women this year. A new Women Will training tour aims to train 5,000 women in 20 cities across Africa. Through this programme, Google will empower participating women with entrepreneurship, workplace readiness, leadership and technology skills, starting

Wema Bank Unveils Product for Women

Posted by - April 5, 2019

Wema Bank, the custodian of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, announced its women proposition – Sara by Wema – at the 2019 Songversation with Aramide. The event was a night of conversation and music, which took place recently, at Terra Kulture in commemoration of the international women’s day. Speaking at the unveiling, Managing Director/CEO

NBC empowers 300 women with trade assets

Posted by - April 5, 2019

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, has empowered 300 women by providing them with trade assets to start up their businesses. It a recent report, the initiative was in line with its 5by20 programme, which it said was its global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million women entrepreneurs across its value chain by

Nestlé Moves to Increase Senior Executive Positions for Women

Posted by - March 8, 2019

Nestlé has decided to lay out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. The firm explained in a statement that, the decision underscores their commitment to providing equal opportunities for everyone at the company; which therefore has made progress in recent years increasing the number of women in

‘Fearless Girl’ comes to London’s financial district — just in time for International Women’s Day

Posted by - March 7, 2019

Two years after “Fearless Girl” stopped Wall Street’s Charging Bull in its tracks, the iconic statue has cropped up in the heart of another financial district: London. Recently, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) unveiled a “Fearless Girl” statue at Paternoster Square, which is a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Stock

LADOL’s boss Amy Jadesimi wins FIN Leading Women Award 2019

Posted by - February 11, 2019

In recognition of a sterling performance in the oil and gas servicing industry, Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL), Amy Jadesimi, has been named the oil and gas leading woman. She got the award at the 2019 Petroleum Industry Award. The award, organised by the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) and the federal