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The Girls Who Innovate - Joy Akor

We’re starting  series of stories about girls who completed their training at SheInnovates Africa, learning the programming and  entrepreneurial skills they needed to succeed. Each story is unique and portrays the challenges they faced on the way to success. Today we’re telling the story of a girl from Nigeria, Joy Akor. She always had the passion to impact others and has found numerous ways to contribute to the growth of her community. T: Joy, what was it l...

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How may graduates in Africa secure extra income?

Steve has just graduated from Daystar University in Kenya. As most ambitious young people, Steve hopes that his degree will help him build his career in marketing and eventually start a marketing agency of his own. "It's so exciting. A graduate of my university, Wilkins Odinga Fadhili, the CEO of Fashion Torch Africa, has already secured funding of Sh16.5 million. I hope that I will be able to follow his steps, but meanwhile, I have to secure a stable income, enhance my skills...

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Saudi Vision 2030: Empowering Women

It is no secret that the countries in the Middle East are keen to limit the dependency on oil production. However, it is a public secret that these countries are losing a major portion of their GDP due to the low inclusion of women in the workforce. A public secret as everyone knows about it, reads about it, but hardly anyone acts on it.   The Saudi Vision 2030 aims to diversify the production base and support employment plans to secure employment for millions of Saudis by the year 20...

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May Business Angels Spread Their Wings Over Kenya?

Despite Kenya has been named as the fasted growing payments market in Africa, there is still a lot to be done to develop the local business angel community. The founding of M-Pesa in 2007 inspired many young people to undertake entrepreneurial risks. The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is a vibrant city offering various resources for young start – ups, including accelerator 88MPH and incubator i-Hub. However, the lack of funding opportunities has forced many entrepreneurs to seek funding abr...

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How May Veterans Secure a Remote Job?

Finding a job is not easy these days for anyone. Unemployment Rate in the United States remained unchanged at 5.10 percent in September from 5.10 percent in August of 2015.   However, The Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans is almost 2 percentage points higher than the national rate. Most of them will struggle to find a job. The veterans living in high unemployment areas will probably have to relocate leaving their homes and friends behind. Th...