On October 13, 2021, a seismic event will take place in Africa: we will begin the journey of supporting every African woman to take on a new dream – climbing the corporate ladder to the number one spot. Why is it that most discussions of African women in business are focused on small and medium-sized businesses? We want to see African women dream big – why not earn the top spot in a large, complex organization?
In addition to revealing the names of the 50 women on the Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs, we will feature two big discussions:
Beating the Odds will feature Harvard Business School’s Tony Mayo’s research on black women graduates of Harvard Business School who made it to the top spot. He will share what a study of these successful women tells us. Then, a panel of Women CEOs from the Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs will react to Professor Mayo’s research by sharing their own journeys to the top of Corporate Africa, and commenting on what is similar to Corporate America, and what it takes for women to get to the top in Corporate Africa. Finally, we will explore the surprising role that stock exchanges are playing worldwide in advocating for women in big business.
Confirmed speakers include:
Finally, we will explore the surprising role that stock exchanges are playing worldwide in advocating for women in big business
Presentation: Beating the Odds
Panel Discussion: What does it take for women to make it to the Top of Corporate Africa?
Panel Discussion: The surprising role that stock exchanges are playing as advocates for women’s leadership – leading the charge in gender lens investing
Additional information and free registration are available here (https://bit.ly/3oteoUp).
More than 1,200 civilians have been killed in the restive DR Congo provinces of Ituri and North Kivu so far this year and millions of people now need humanitarian aid in the eastern region, the UN refugee agency said Friday.
Democratic Republic of Congo authorities declared a state of siege in May, an exceptional measure aimed at ending the reign of terror by armed groups operating in the region, most notably the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a group linked to the so-called Islamic State.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners, recorded “more than 1,200 civilian deaths and 1,100 rapes this year” in the two most affected provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, UN refugee agency spokesman Boris Cheshirkov told reporters in Geneva
Last weekend rebels shot or hacked to death at least 30 people in a new massacre in Ituri, UN sources said Monday.
Members of civil society blamed the killings on the ADF, considered the deadliest of scores of armed militias that roam the mineral-rich eastern DR Congo.
The UNHCR has “recorded 25,000 human rights abuses this year. In total, more than a million Congolese have been internally displaced in the east of the country in 2021,” Cheshirkov said Friday.
The UN agency also highlighted the need for a steep increase in humanitarian funding for the area.
“Less than four months from the end of the year, we have received just 51 per cent of the US$205 million required in 2021 for the operation in DRC.”
According to the Kivu Security Tracker (KST), a respected US-based monitor of violence in the region, the ADF has killed 642 people in Ituri and North Kivu since January.
Congolese Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege on Friday called for an international criminal court for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), whose eastern provinces have been wracked by armed groups for a quarter of a century.
In a statement issued in the runup to the annual UN General Assembly in New York, Mukwege said impunity for brutal crimes was entrenched and local people lived “in fear and horror.”
Despite the regional state of siege imposed in May, “the security situation in these provinces does not seem to be improving,” said Mukwege, a gynecologist based in the eastern DRC.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has banned Ponzi scheme jingles and other related money-making investment advertisement on radio stations in Ibadan.
This development is as a result of citizens’ allegations on radio stations promoting the scheme, and the recent arrest of one of the classic Ponzi scheme investment owner.
The citizens said they were persuaded to invest after listening to jingles and weekly radio programme aired by some radio stations but was defrauded.
In a letter from NBC to the chief executive officer of all radio stations in Ibadan sighted by ADM, it described the recent occurrence as worrisome and concerning.
The National Broadcasting Commission is a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria established by Section 1 of the National Broadcasting Commission Act, Cap. NII, laws of the Federation, 2004 and vested with the responsibilities of, amongst other things, regulating and controlling the broadcasting Industry in Nigeria.