“Having a strong ethical and moral ground is key; a strong internal locus of control. Know your worth and what value you can bring. Have a purpose and understand your why and never live with regret. Choose hope and lightness, always”.
Author: Vera Ng'oma
Interview with Mwizukanji Namwawa: Army Colonel & Lawyer
“Challenges will be there. Fight smart. Pick your battles wisely. The surest way to outwit your opponent is to employ your skills and intellect. Certain situations also enable you to learn about who you are as a person and as a leader”
Interview with Bunmi Banjo: Digital Transformation expert
“You inspire loyalty and confidence and decrease the day to day burden on yourself as leader through trust and coaching. An environment of trust, where intentions are clear, allows conflicts to be dealt with and for the interdependence necessary for extraordinary results to grow.”
Interview with Elizabeth Dearborn-Hughes: Education Enterpreneur
“The world will be quick to tell you that you can’t do something. Listen to your own voice. Your uniqueness is that you see something that others can’t. Protect that vision and build the emotional toughness and endurance to fight doubt.”
Interview with Naomi Osemedua: Storyteller & Lifestyle Coach
“Stories are powerful and connect us in a very deep emotional way. Our stories also never get old and are unique to us. Knowing the power that lies in ‘owning’ our unique stories can literally change the world we live in for good.”
Interview with Dame Helena Morrissey: Global Executive & Diversity enabler
“There’s been a very incremental approach to encouraging diverse thinking and new ways of working. We need a wholesale set of changes. Companies need to start assessing people on results, not hours worked and really encourage people to believe in what they are doing.”
Interview with Sarah Johnston: Resume & Job search coach
“Women tend to only apply for jobs that they are 100% qualified for. Study the job description of the job you really want and ask yourself, “what are they really looking for here- and can my transferable skills meet the pain points of the job?”
Interview with Akinyi Ochieng: Social impact leader & Writer
“Being transformative is rooted in being 1 – 2% better each week. Every choice has an associated opportunity cost. If you do not know the opportunity cost you should not make that choice because your time could perhaps be better invested elsewhere”.
Interview with Elizabeth Patterson: Girls’ education advocate and sponsor
“I see limitations as motivation to reach my fullest potential. Leadership is a process and I continually assess and reassess what is working and what is not. I aspire to be the kind of leader who builds other leaders and not followers.”
Interview with Adanna Enwezor: Advocate for mental Health & Natural hair
“Be you. Love yourself. Love others. As women, we must learn to support and encourage each other, not get into unhealthy competition. We may not be on the same level but the most important thing is that you fulfil your purpose here on earth”.