Tag: Women Empowerment

Zimbabwe’s Women Look Beyond Patriarchal Boundaries

By Jackie Abramian “Institute for Young Women Development was inspired by my personal reality of being a girl child from a poverty-stricken family in rural communal lands of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe,” says Glanis Changachirere who in 2009, at age 26 founded IYWD to reverse societal disregard for investing in young girls’ and women’s safety, education and future. “I lived with…

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3 Powerful Lessons From Women With Ambition

By Brijana Prooker While the world is still dismissive of women with ambition (the word is seen as a positive in men and a negative in women), plenty of female power players are hoping to change that. The key issue: likability. Women with ambition are seen as “unlikable,” according to a Columbia Business School study. It’s not exactly a revelation, but the gender…

Former Model Starts A Black Woman-Owned Talent Agency

By Cheryl Robinson Joy Kingsley-Ibeh, celebrity stylist and the founder of the Kinglsey Model+Talent Management agency (KMTM), serves as a role model for young women within the modeling industry. As a Black woman-owned agency, she is setting a higher standard for talent management. KMTM is a boutique, full-service talent agency specializing in providing diverse talent to fulfill its clients’ commercial,…

How This Hollywood Producer Empowers Women in Film

How This Hollywood Producer Empowers Women Behind The Camera Hollywood producer, Laverne McKinnon, partner at K&L Productions, encourages creative professionals to use their stories to derive outer accomplishment from inner meaning through leadership coaching. For over two decades in the entertainment industry, she has been an activist in supporting women empowerment and breaking down barriers that exist for women working…

Beyoncé’s Directory of Black-Owned Businesses to Support

Beyoncé’s Directory of Black-Owned Businesses to Support Beyoncé has many founders, owners and entrepreneurs of color jumping for joy after including them in her directory of Black-owned businesses. In addition to releasing a new song, “Black Parade,” on Juneteenth, her website was also updated to feature an organized list curated by her go-to fashion stylist, Zerina Akers. On Instagram, Akers presented @black.owned.everything and…

Ten Ways To Support Women In The Workplace During A Crisis

Ten Ways To Support Women In The Workplace During A Crisis There is growing concern that gender-based inequalities around the world will soon surge, reversing progress on gender equality and sustainable development goals. Losing ground at this stage will have dire consequences for women, especially when we have come this far. It’s imperative that women, girls, and other vulnerable groups are at the center…