GC4W Women in Leadership

Simone Biles Makes History Again, as USA Gymnastics Fumbles.

Olympic champion Simone Biles made history with a sweep of wins at the U.S. national gymnastics championships competition on Sunday, but all eyes were also trained on the bright teal leotard she chose for the occasion. Teal is the color designated for survivors of sexual assault, a community in which Biles counts herself, along with hundreds of others in the gymnastics world and beyond. It…

The Two Faces That Mean Business, a Forbes Feature.

A complete irony that just as the words ‘women power’ are mentioned in the room, the power goes off. It’s a cold winter’s day in Johannesburg and the Greenside suburb that we are in for this interview is encountering unscheduled load-shedding. The word power was in describing Phuti Mahanyele’s and Stacey Brewer’s ascent to corporate celebrity. It was only when…

The Most Powerful Women in the Fashion World.

The cornerstones of the Fashion industry today have been featured on the most Powerful Women lists of esteemed magazines like Forbes, Fast Company, and Time. Their achievements are indeed formidable and deserve acknowledgment in a time where gender equality across all industries is a global priority. The following women are leaders in their own right, and their commitment to the…

Briana Williams – A Single Mom at 24 Graduates From Harvard Law School

‘Let’s Keep Beating All Their Odds’ To graduate from Harvard Law School would be a monumental moment for anyone. So when Briana Williams did it as a single mom, people flooded her Instagram page with congratulations — sending her story viral. Becoming a lawyer was always a goal for Williams. But when she became a single mother a year before finishing her Harvard law…

General Motors Now has Female Leadership in Two Top Roles

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra, who broke the glass ceiling as the first female chief executive in the global auto industry, has selected another high-achieving woman to join her in the executive suite. The company now has female leadership in the two top roles in the company.  Dhivya Suryadevara, 39, will take over as GM’s chief financial officer on September 1, replacing Chuck Stevens, who is retiring after 40 years…

Two Girls in Uganda: Stepping Up by Speaking Out About Equality

The two articles that follow have been provided by WIL Uganda to We.News – Women In Leadership, a female led grassroots community based organization empowering women and girls in eastern Uganda in a rural town called Busembatia. They speak about gender equality.  Women and Girls: We Shall by Namulinda Shamim Fatuma “As people say, “the roots of education are bitter, but the fruits…