Validation; The Dangers Attached

Human beings are social creatures therefore we do not exist in isolation. Daily we interact and seek the opinion of others directly or indirectly. Validation refers to seeking approval or opinion from others on a particular idea or when taking a decision. At some point in our lives, we have sort for this. For instance,[…]

Access to Leadership in Nigeria; Any Hope for Persons with Disabilities?

The International Day for Persons with Disabilities was first declared by the United Nations in 1992. The day was create awareness into the issues that hindered the social , economic and political development of persons with disabilities. Also, it was meant to advance their rights and wellbeing. Persons with disabilities usually suffers marginalisation and are[…]

Sports and Recreational Activities: Why should Young Women Get Involved.

Our involvement in physical activities as young women can never be overemphasized as there are huge benefits that accrue to our participation in sporting events. In addition to the fun we get, there are social, psychological, and physical benefits attached to engaging in sports. All the 20th and 21st centuries witnessed the increase in female[…]

The 7Cs of Resilience

Resilience is the ability of an individual to handle challenges and difficult life moments without accepting defeat. It could also be perceived to be our ability to keep on going on despite the setbacks life throws at us. Resilience is a skill every young woman should learn and gain mastery of. Those who give up[…]

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[…]

Are you experiencing a glitch in chasing your goals? – This 5 Ds will help you score big

I had a look at my vision board. A reflective look. My brain reminded me that June is the 6th month in this year, equally splitting the year into half. I could see some goals on my board have been achieved and some, still work in progress. It is important to keep my drive levels[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]