GC4W Women in Leadership

Shontay Lundy On How To Grow Seven-Figure Business

By: Shontay Lundy, as told to Alexis Jones I’m Shontay Lundy, the founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, and I’m a millionaire—a title I never considered possible for myself. I was born in the small town of Newburgh, New York. Today, it’s one of those places that people from the city migrate to because you get more for your dollar. And it’s undergoing…

GC4W HONORS 7 FEMALE ICONS ON WOMEN’S DAY

Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world is the UN Women’s theme for this year’s international women’s day celebration. To celebrate the milestones of women in leadership on international women’s day, GC4W honors Stacy London, Kara Goldin, Senator Pat Spearman, Renu Hooda, Chelsea Miller, Fran Hauser, and April Franzino as GC4W Female Icons in Business and Social…

The NBA’s First ‘Ball Girl’ is Changing Basketball

By Brittney Oliver Leadership in sports is one of the most enduring old boys’ clubs, but women are on a hot streak, fast chipping away at the glass ceiling that’s protected coaching positions, commissioners’ offices, and ownership opportunities. In 2020 alone, Callie Brownson, the chief of staff for the Cleveland Browns, became the highest-ranking female coach in NFL history when she stepped…

Kuwait’s Women Launch “I Will Not Be Silent” Campaign

By Jessie Tu Kuwaiti fashion blogger and influencer Ascia Al Faraj has sparked a #MeToo-esque social media campaign, calling out the damaging conservatism of her country’s attitudes towards women, and encouraging them to speak out against sexual harassment.  The account on Instagram, called “Lan Asket” – Arabic for “I will not be silent”, has so far featured several testimonies from women…

Meet the First Woman & African Head of the WTO

By Akindare Okunola Nigerian-born Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to become the first woman and the first African to serve as the world’s top trade official — the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) — following the withdrawal of South Korea’s candidate. Six men have served as director-generals since its founding in 1995. A former two-time minister of finance in Nigeria, and a recently confirmed…

Women Make History On Golden Globes Nomination List

By Jessie Tu For the first time in history, the number of female director nominees has outnumbered male nominees in the category of Best Director at the 78th Golden Globes. Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell and Regina King secured three of the five nominations for the coveted category, which came under fire last year when not a single woman director was nominated.  This year’s nominations also…

How Rebecca Minkoff Launched a Women Entrepreneur Network

By Kathleen Griffith Rebecca Minkoff is a designer and entrepreneur who began her career with an eponymous clothing line in 2001 and most recently launched The Female Founder Collective in September 2018 in order to empower women entrepreneurs. The Female Founder Collective aims to creates awareness around female-founded businesses so that consumers and investors can support them, as well as provide a valuable community for…

Young, Bold, Feminist: Nigeria’s Damilola Odufuwa

Feminist Coalition co-founder Damilola Odufuwa on empowerment of women, equality, and education. By Akindare Okunola Damilola Odufuwa is quite the force among Nigeria’s emerging young feminists. The University of Kent graduate has worked at media juggernauts like MTV, Universal Music Group, and National Geographic; and led teams at CNN, Zikoko, Konbini, and now cryptocurrency firm, Binance, leading its public relations efforts across…