Here are some sneak previews......................
An Instrument of Change: Interview with Hazami Barmada
“The award-winning strategy and communications consultant and social entrepreneur who has had the privilege of sharing a platform with global leaders and inspiring people worldwide.”
What does empowerment of women mean to you?
Hazami Barmada: Empowerment means a lot of different things to different people. To me, empowerment is about self-worth and agency. It must come from within a person. We must work towards creating environments that enable the empowerment of women, but empowerment itself is when a woman has agency to define and create her own vision and success – whatever that means to her. We must be careful that in our attempt to ‘empower’ women, we don’t confine them to our narrow definitions of empowerment.....
A Girl, her Wardrobe and her Career
I went to Australia for my sister’s wedding; upon my return to London I was inspired to start training as an image consultant with ABC Image Consulting. The magical journey had commenced; I wanted to do more than just colour and appearance. I did different courses such as impact interview and business etiquette, etc. and I wanted to turn these into corporate workshops. I spotted a gap in the market and I decided to offer image consulting services that incorporated colour analysis, wardrobe styling, body language and presentation skills, etc.
Success in my Stilettos
I believe that women, as well as men, in the workplace are the catalyst for change in the future. On a global scale, no country has fully reached gender equality; women are fighting for their worth while demonstrating their value. Women need to continue to be fighters and champions to keep women in business and...........
The Last Single Girl
Women are dictating the pace of dating and with many prioritising their careers over personal/social commitments – the white fairy tale wedding is becoming more of an illusion. Having said this; carving out a high profile career and owning the lifestyle versus finding the one and racing against the fertility clock looms largely in the background for many – I am not alone in this.........
About the Author
Valerie Naidoo is a British/South African whose experience as an expat comes after spending time in the United Kingdom (in London), India and in the UAE. Today she lives in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Valerie’s professional background includes Human Capital and Social integration and she also practices as a career coach. Valerie also functions on the executive board at Non Profit organization- CHF where she has used her influence to form strong affiliations within the African Diaspora and has also initiated the Foreign Ambassadorship Program.
We would like to wish her the very best of luck!