Improving the Lot of the Girl Child

October 11th every year is dedicated to celebrating the girl child. This day is meant to recognize the uniqueness of the girl child as well as advocate for rights as she is constantly faced with discrimination and marginalization. This year’s theme is such a distinct one; Digital Generation, Our Generation as it focuses on promoting[…]

Unemployment Upscale: the future looks gloomy for women

For a nation considered as Africa’s largest economy with an unemployment level set at 33.3%, the future looks gloomy. Recent figures by the National Bureau of Statistics have shown that Nigeria is now the second country topping the unemployment ladder globally. This, I must say does not look good for women particularly those between the[…]

Intentional Leadership – 5 points to consider in becoming an intentional leader

“The more intentional you are about your leadership growth, the greater your potential for becoming the leader you are capable of being. Never stop learning.”- John C. Maxwell I am currently involved in a leadership project that explores the leadership journeys of some key persons and in one of my meetings, I spoke to an[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Become a transformational leader with HEIR Women Development’s Leadership Drive

HEIR Women Development is 4 years old and our story begun when we saw the need to educate girls and young women to become decision makers and consciously think leadership. The current reality that women face in attaining leadership positions is huge, unemployment figures negatively affects women, education is yet to be a priority for[…]