Norway Child Experiment on Gender Pay Gap

A Norwegian financial company did an experiment to show how kids react to the gender pay gap.

A simple example that proves that we are equal and that should reflect in remuneration and reward too.

 

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Womandla Vision Board Workshop

We ran a Womandla Vision Board mini workshop for young girls in Cape Town, last week. We’ve seen many celebrities create these, so we took the positive lesson to the test!

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Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. According to the popular book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.”

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Our Founder, Sam Gqomo, addressing the girls on being visionaries.

What you focus on expands. Use words that appeal to you or images that jump at you. We set some music and allowed our hearts and minds to lead us into our future. The girls have committed to hanging their boards where they can see them, and will work hard towards what they have forecasted.

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The purpose of a vision board is to bring everything on it to life. So put things that inspire and motivate you!

Give us your feedback in the comment section below! Have you created a vision board before? Did it work?

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FORBES International Business Coach Launches 2018 South Africa Tour for Women

American Founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC, Tamiko Cuellar, will be launching a 3-city “Own Your Brilliance!” Tour throughout South Africa for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs beginning in August 2018 in honor of National Women’s Day. The first-of-its-kind tour will be a series of Masterclass workshops with book signings based on her 3rd book release, “Own Your Brilliance! – A Woman’s Guide to Hiring Herself.”

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Women are strongly encouraged to attend the exclusive online book discussion event as a preview of the live Masterclasses. The tour will commence in Johannesburg, then to Durban, with the final stop in Cape Town. Other cities will be added upon request. “South Africa has some of the most talented and capable women who are seeking to be empowered to run their own businesses successfully.

I am coming to help them get to their next level,” says Cuellar. Attendees will leave inspired and equipped to own their brilliance and with ways they can prosper using their gifts, talents, skills, and abilities on their own terms. Details of the tour dates and locations will be announced during the online preview here. A special opportunity for discounted one-on-one coaching with Cuellar will be made available to a select number of women who register early. Spaces are limited.

For women who aspire to launch a business or are emerging entrepreneurs, this event is for you. Tamiko will share her personal journey that inspired her to write the “Own Your Brilliance!” book and provide practical strategies from the book to equip you to run a successful business. For more information on her company, visit https://www.PursueYourPurpose.com

Paving the Way for Women Entrepreneurs

This lesson features the pivotal role women play in a nation’s economy, how gender bias creates obstacles for women starting new businesses, and strategies and tools to address certain types of gender discrimination including negative gender stereotyping that can keep women from succeeding in business and the workplace.

International Women’s Day!

Wishing you a Happy Women’s Day all around the World! We matter. #WomandlaToTheWorld

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South Africa’s Star Netball Player

We recently spoke to Dumisani Chauke, a highly ambitious sportswoman in South Africa, about her latest achievements.

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You are so WOMANDLA and wear many hats! Tell us what you do.

I am a Sport Organiser at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria. I am also the netball coordinator and coach. I am the assistant coach of the Gauteng Golden Fireballs competing in the upcoming Brutal Fruit netball Premier League. I am the assistant coach of the SA u21 netball team. I am the vice chair of USSA Netball. I am the founder and executive Chair-person of Dumisani Chauke Netball Foundation.

What inspired you to play Netball?

I used to watch other ladies play the sport on TV “Sesfikile” and deep down inside I wanted to be just like them. I did not really like netball in the beginning, but I fell in love with it when I realised how good I could be at it. The life skills it has taught me are invaluable. The opportunities it has presented me with plus the doors it has opened for me are immeasurable…

What has been your biggest achievement to date?

My biggest 1 right now is launching my own foundation. And second to that, is the opportunity I have been given by South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and Netball South Africa to travel with the SA Senior netball team as an Intern Coach to the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel so blessed to be travelling with the team, going to the games, learning and being mentored by some of the best netball coaches in the world…it feels unreal for a Tsonga girl from the dusty streets of a small Malamulele Township in Limpopo. I cannot wait!

What struggles/problems have you have you had to overcome in South Africa?

The fact that netball is not a professional sport is still one of the biggest challenge that both players and coaches face. The lack of funding for the sport which then limits our resources and facilities. As a woman in the sport industry working with men, we are still undermined and we are always having to prove ourselves even though time and again we excel in our jobs/activities but the men in the end still have an advantage over us as women.
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Do you think there is enough media coverage of women’s sport in general and if not what do you think could be done to fix this?

Not at all. We as women have to either beg for media coverage during prime time or we settle for the slots that are allocated to us on channels that the general population either doesn’t have or cannot access. In newspapers and magazines, you hardly read about the great work that women coaches and women sport leaders are doing, but on a daily basis you will find something about our male counterparts. I think we need to create our own media platforms. Be it TV, radio stations, magazines or newspapers, and even social media – since it is not being given to us, we need to create our own.

What would you say to aspiring Women in Sport?

Don’t let the suits, fancy shoes, happy socks and deep voices intimidate you, know your story and walk into this industry with confidence and your head held high. Whatever you want to achieve will not be given to you on a silver platter. You are going to have to work for it, prove yourself time and again, and then do some more work, but you know what IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT IN THE END.

Thanks so much for your time Dumi – keep soaring!

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Black Panther – the epitome of WOMANDLA

This weekend, I had the privilege of watching the record-breaking Blockbuster, Black Panther. The newest of the Marvel Comic has broken records worldwide for two weeks in a row.

So much conversation around race, budget and gender has sparked, challenging Hollywood to improve it’s systems of inclusion.

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As powerful as ‘Black Panther’ was for adults, the potential impact it can have on boys and girls of color who watch it is insurmountable. Though there are many amazing characters in the movie, and one sticks out for me as a shining example of #Womandla, and that is Shuri – the Tech Princess of Wakanda.

Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, is the playful and smart younger sister of T’Challa the King of Wakanda.

When we look at ‌the witty and sharp Shuri, we can only ask ourselves how many more Shuris exist who have untapped potential that can be used in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields where women of color are underrepresented. Shuri plays a pivotal role in saving Wakanda, which I believe qualifies her to be the next Black Panther. Who knows?

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I encourage you all to go watch the movie. I don’t want to give too much away. It will really blow your mind and get you thinking!

Black Panther has revealed a whole world beyond what superhero movies had ever dared to dream of.

#WakandaForever