"'NEVER LET AN OWL STAY, mwanake,' my father warned. 'Why, Tate?' I asked him. 'Because,' he replied, throwing a stone at the mango tree, 'they are a bad omen. They mourn at night so that we mourn in the morning.'"- The Mourning Bird, Mubanga Kalimamukwento The 1990s in Zambia were a devastating period of a … Continue reading Review: The Mourning Bird by Mubanga Kalimamukwento
And the Best Spoken Word Album | 2020 GRAMMYs goes to… A toast to Michelle Obama for her win. We’re adding this celebration to the collage of all the iconic women who are allowing other women and girls of colour to see themselves in places they couldn’t have otherwise imagined. Since the award is for … Continue reading A Girl From The South Side – Reading 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama
“We have no template for what a powerful woman looks like, except that she looks rather like a man.”
“Remember, nothing will change until you do.” It’s a new year, filled with new goals, new beginnings and a drive to be and do better than last year. It happens every New Year, and a lot of times that fuel runs out quickly. How can you make 2020 different? What challenges are you currently facing … Continue reading 2020: Time To Refocus
“You can either fit in or stand out. Not both.”Seth Godin, Linchpin Reading Robin Sharma’s The Leader Who Had No Title took me back to our focus book for today, Linchpin by Seth Godin. It was my second Godin read and I enjoyed it better than Purple Cow. According to Seth, a linchpin is someone … Continue reading Becoming Indispensable with Seth Godin in Linchpin
Anyone, at any level, whether CEO or janitor, can lead without a title.
PRINCESSA: She who takes first place. There are books that have occupied a large space in the literary scene, in business, and in life, that have been written by men and mostly speak to men. I recently read The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli and although I could dissect the book, understand what it’s about and … Continue reading Review: Harriet Rubin Gives Us A Machiavelli For Women With ‘The Princessa’
“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince
Greek mythology is about stories that have influenced our understanding of the world.
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” -Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In The workplace can be a battlefield for women, where they struggle with progressing and gaining access to top roles. Leadership roles are still dominated by men, and promotion and rising to higher positions takes place faster for men than it does for women. … Continue reading A Seat At The Table With Sheryl Sandberg in ‘Lean In’