Addressing the Elephant in the Room – Lek’s Story

Addressing the Elephant in the Room – Lek’s Story

Written by: Eve Kanram Sangdeaun “Lek” Chailert was born in the remote village of Baan Lao, just north of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Lek learnt how to care for various animals from her grandfather at a very young age. He was a healer for the local community, who treated both people and animals, and would allow Lek to help him look after any animals that were sick or injured. Although Lek had a deep respect for animals as a child, it wasn’t until she was…

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Travelling, Learning, and Solving – Philile’s Story

Travelling, Learning, and Solving – Philile’s Story

Philile Nzimande, a mentee of Maud Masiyiwa-Wakatama, is a co-founder of the South African based business, Travelingcheapskates. Travelingcheapskates is a black female owned social enterprise that began in 2012. They have been listed on Soul Traveller as 1 of 7 ‘Black Owned Travel Start-ups Changing The Face of South African Tourism’. As well as featuring on all leading South African media platforms, such as SABA News, ENCA, SAFM, RADIO2000, UKHOZIFM, and more. Philile told us that they have learnt a lot through their journey in…

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The Mentor – Maud’s Story

The Mentor – Maud’s Story

A mentorship is a powerful partnership. It allows the mentor to share their knowledge, advice, and resources with their mentees to help them excel professionally. It is also the reason why many women are making it to the top of their careers, and why many local businesses are successful. In South Africa, there are many organisations who actively promote and support these partnerships. Here is a story of Maud Masiyiwa-Wakatama, Managing Director of Capstone Training and Development, and Philile Nzimande,…

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The Marble Mason – Hazel’s Story

The Marble Mason – Hazel’s Story

written by: Eve Kanram Ever since the Goddesses Tyche and Cybele became guardians of the land, women have been the protectors and carriers of ancient traditions. From the clothes that they weave to the tales that they tell, it is the women that have passed down their history, generation after generation. Hazel Kara has been working as a marble mason in the town of İznik, Turkey, for 13 years. She started as an employee, and is now the owner of…

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A Lebanese Perspective – Rana’s Story

A Lebanese Perspective – Rana’s Story

We are pleased to be able to present to you all another inspiring lady. Meet Rana, originally from Lebanon she is currently based in Madrid. Her hobbies includes walking, coloring and biking. 1. You have a diverse and at times challenging, professional background. Can you share some of your experiences with us? My first professional experience was in Afghanistan where I worked in Administration and HR. It was very challenging for me to work and live in Afghanistan as I…

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

Today is International Women’s Day! A day that should really be celebrated every day of the year. Let’s take today to all unite and work together towards our common goal of equality. A day to reflect on how far women have come this year, and a day to celebrate women’s achievements. Over the next week, we will be sharing the stories of incredible and inspiring women from around the world. We hope these stories serve as inspiration for what women…

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