GC4W Women in Leadership

Aretha Franklin, Feminist And Activist.

The world lost one of the greatest singers of all time on Thursday when Aretha Franklin, the Memphis-born, Detroit-raised singer died at the age of 76. For more than half a century, Franklin’s music etched itself into popular culture. Her talent and omnipresence earned her the title “The Queen of Soul,” a status honored as presidents rushed to praise her…

This 12-year-old Entrepreneur has Sold $2 Million Worth of Healthy Lollipops.

The formidable entrepreneur is founder of Zollipops, a business that’s moved $2 million worth of lollipops that are actually good for your teeth since its founding in 2015. Like any busy CEO, her days are filled with phone calls, emails, handing out instructions to her staff of six, and pouring over profit-and-loss data. Not to mention, homework. The pint-sized powerhouse from Wolverine…

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…