Tag: Women Leaders

Bethenny Frankel’s Success Starts With Time Management

Bethenny Frankel builds multimillion-dollar brands, stars in TV shows, and vigorously defends every moment of her day. The secret? It starts with deciding what matters (and what doesn’t). By Jason Feifer “In my glamorous life of being a mogul today,” Bethenny Frankel says, “I cleaned up dog poop and steamed lotion off the carpet.” We are talking at 6 p.m. on a Thursday.…

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This Program Introduces Women to International Markets

By Marisol García Fuentes Support for women favors economic growth. A report by the McKinsey Global Institute indicates that a strengthening of gender equality could represent an increase of 12 trillion dollars to world GDP by the year 2025, which in Latin America would represent an approximate of 1.1 trillion dollars. According to World Bank data, globally, one in three companies is owned by…

Melanie Perkins’ Startup Canva Gains Rapid Success

By Jessie Tu As a tech start-up entrepreneur, Melanie Perkins’ story is nothing short of remarkable. Last July, we reported her becoming one of the wealthiest women in Australia after her graphic design company Canva, which she co-founded with her husband Cliff Obrecht raised US$60 million in funding. This week, her company has hit an on paper valuation of $US15 billion ($19.7 billion) after securing a…

10 Remarkable African Women Breaking Barriers in Health Care

These incredible surgeons, GPs, gynecologists, and more are paving the way. By Aaron Rakhetsi  and  Nomthandazo Xaba The world of medicine truly evolved in 1847, when British physician Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to be admitted into a medical school in the US — and, two years later, when she was the first woman to receive a doctor’s degree.  In the 1800s, women faced…

10 Countries That Are Leading the World for Women in Politics

By Khanyi Mlaba Women make up half of the world’s population and yet they are still largely excluded from politics and decision-making power.  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global organization of national parliaments, released its latest annual Women in Parliament report just a few days before International Women’s Day on March 8, and it indicated that the world is not yet on track…

Meet the 8 Women Leaders of Ivy League Journalism

By Nhuquynh Nguyen and Liana Slomka For the first time, women hold the highest editorial positions at all eight Ivy League papers. The path to leadership, and the development of a love for journalism, began well before these women arrived on their respective college campuses. Hadriana Lowenkron and Sarah Braka, editors-in-chief of The Daily Pennsylvanian and the Columbia Daily Spectator, respectively, actually…