We All Long for A Sense of Belonging

We All Long for A Sense of Belonging

However, some workplace cultures are not inclusive. This problem causes organisations to lose out on valuable contributions from people who don’t feel included. Research and anecdotal evidence has shown that companies which invest in a diverse workforce produce...
Building A Culture of Authenticity

Building A Culture of Authenticity

During the last #Rise&LeadSummit, I spoke about the fact that I’m a student of leadership. After the Summit, a friend who has known me for a while called to tell me that I should stop calling myself a student as she believes that I’m an experienced leader. Over...
Seven Tips for Pitching Your Business to Investors

Seven Tips for Pitching Your Business to Investors

On any given day, investors and venture capitalists hear numerous pitches from a variety of startups and young entrepreneurs hoping to get the funding they need to launch their ideas or expand their business.  You may have an ingenious idea that can change the game in...

Mentoring vs. Sponsoring: What do Women in Leadership Need?

Over the years there have been numerous discussions on the need for women professionals to find mentors who will guide and help them as they climb up the ladder of leadership. There is no question that the right mentorship can help emerging leaders effectively map out...
3 Smart Ways to Closing The Gap in StartUp Funding

3 Smart Ways to Closing The Gap in StartUp Funding

A few days ago, I was invited by ImpactFest to join hundreds of impact makers and social enterprises in The Hague, Netherlands. I hosted multiple roundtables with Melisa Dicker, the Partnership Director at Rise & Lead Women. During our session, we discussed...
Is Artificial Intelligence a challenge to Humanity?

Is Artificial Intelligence a challenge to Humanity?

Artificial Intelligence is here, and it is already causing significant disruption in the workforce. Today, technology is continuously defining the era of fast-paced business transformation and driving a set of questions of what the future of work and leadership in...