So you got the job!! Now what? – 5 steps to help you settle into a new role

That call comes through, the one you have been waiting for, and it says “Congratulations. You got the job”. The moment you feel is so exciting and exhilarating and you cannot stop the joy. Many job seekers have experienced this and for some reason, focus more on the good news than planning on how to[…]

Are you a learner? – Increase your learning with this 3 actions

I find that positioning yourself to recognise that you are in a constant place of learning may not be easy but will be worth it. It is easy to know a few things and call oneself an “expert’ in the field of that knowledge however the reality is that innovation is happening every minute. What[…]

5 Ways to handle Job Rejection

Breaking into the career market was a struggle for me in my earlier days of searching for a job. I had just completed my Project Management certification and had minimum experience in this field. Moreover, the career market was saturated with equally qualified experts who had more experience and better looking CV than I had.[…]

5 ways to make you the best employee

A new month befalls us and you have taken another glance at your goals. Are you thinking about getting ahead in your career? Or do you feel like you need to be noticed and command the attention of your boss and colleagues? An employee that can get the attention he/she needs is one who takes[…]

I almost became a Medical Doctor – Marilyn Oma Anona

Marilyn Oma Anona is one woman who has effectively followed a path that has given her a platform to lead and influence other young women positively. A realist, she tells it like it is. She has initiated many campaigns to improve the attitude, thinking and mindset of young people. Initiatives like the S.A.D campaign (Suicide,[…]

A career in politics could be built on varying levels: Rinsola Abiola

Rinsola Abiola is the Special Assistant (New Media) to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the founding PRO of the All Progressives Youth Forum, Ag. President of the APC Young Women Forum, and a Youth Representative on the APC’s Board of Trustees. She talks to She Leads Africa contributor, Anuli Ola-Olaniyi, on how young[…]

What is the Hiring Manager looking for?

What is the Hiring Manager really looking for at the Interview? Congratulations on getting an interview, it means you at least have your foot in the door and it’s now the time to make that count. A little fidgety, nervous and butterflies, that is okay. You got this! You have prepared by applying for this[…]

“Young women, like men, have all it takes to venture into STEM leadership”- Rahila Thomas

Rahila Thomas has built a credible career in Power and Energy even though she studied Business Administration as her first degree. Rahila worked as the Technical Assistant on Energy Matters to the Minister/Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, she was appointed Special Assistant to the Ministers of Power appointed between 2008 and 2011, and was responsible[…]

Work Wisdom – How to hold it down in a male-dominated industry.

Many industries have more women in entry level positions than men. Very few women make it to the equity, partnership and high level management roles. It can be tough to think about and to also see it play out over and over again however getting wound up about it alone will not change the status[…]

Five barriers to gender equality in the formal workplace – What young women aspiring into career positions should know.

I recently read a report done by McKinsey Global Institute titled “The Power of Parity – Advancing women’s equality in Africa and the barriers mentioned are key to note because women experience barriers to career climb differently from men. Read the 5 barriers from this report on how to expand your understanding and arm you[…]