Springing
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The first of September is officially spring in the southern hemisphere. Regardless of how chilly it still is in some parts, there is a sense that we have made it through. It is a day of blue skies and blossom as we celebrate making it through a winter that has...
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#The future is equal and inclusive
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Women’s Month in South Africa is wrapping up. Social media has been full of events centred on women’s wellness, women’s leadership, unconscious bias, women as entrepreneurs, women’s role in tech, women in science, women breaking the mould. All of this is important. Important in that girls and women - even...
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Are you going to be an Ally for Black Women in the Workplace?
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Black women are making great advancements in the workplace. This tells me that options are becoming available to women that are dedicated to pursuing their dreams. Yet we’re seeing a varied amount of black female leaders demonstrating that the road to success is diverse and riddled with challenges. Despite efforts...
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The Female Career – ACTS to build a deliberate and intentional path
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Fragmented, side roads, pot holes, unexpected twists turns and dead ends.  When I consider my own career that’s how much of it looks in part due to the many roles of motherhood, being a trailing spouse, changes in career direction and multiple shifts in the world of work. And when...
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Are we ready for Men to be Primary Caregivers?
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Did you hear the one about a CFO of a listed company who scheduled her caesarean so that the birth of her baby would not interfere with the release of the company’s annual results? True story. She took two weeks off after the birth then handed the baby over to...
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Women’s Wellness  – Health as our real wealth
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By Elaine Seale-McKend I have always been passionate about wellness, long before it became such a popular and necessary concept.  My background in professional sport taught me that applying certain conditions – exercise, nutrition, hydration, periods of rest and recovery -  could systematically build success. As far back as the ...
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An honest piece on authenticity and self-acceptance
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By Aviva Baran- Rothschild I say ‘Yes!’ when I mean to say ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ when I mean to say ‘No’! It keeps life simpler when you respect that person in front of the mirror. When you don’t conform, but consciously go with your own flow, or dance to the...
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Singing the same  – and new – songs
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By Ednah Khosa It’s been decades since the women of 1956 walked the streets protesting against oppressive apartheid pass laws. Interestingly, we are still singing the same songs. Maybe not entirely the same …  perhaps with a different tune? Things have shifted and progressed in some ways. And so this...
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Maid of Honour
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By Stanley Arumugam South Africa is one of the few countries that has an abundant supply of housekeepers, maids as we know them, some called our 'girls' even at the mature ages of 60+. In a country of high unemployment, its easy to convince ourselves that we are doing ‘them’...
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Celebrating our heritage of strong South African Women
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By Kirstie McFarlane As I reflect on the significance of celebrating women in August, I think about the many amazing women I have had the opportunity to partner with as we journey through their Factor10 coaching sessions together. This time in our beloved country feels frenzied and uncertain and –...
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You strike the women, You strike the rock
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By Kerrin Miller Today is Women’s Day in South Africa.  It celebrates the 9th  August 1956 where 20 000 women marched  to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to deliver petitions against Apartheid ‘pass’ laws.  It’s the day that the women’s protest song Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo was first sung. It’s a...
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When Things Change Inside You, Things Change Around You
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By: Luyanda Dlamini I’m probably going to sound a bit wonky for this one but I’m sure someone out there is going to resonate with this, when clarity hits you it comes at you fast and it knocks the wind right out of you. And when clarity came  knocking at my...
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