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Rachita Sharma

CEO, Girl Power Talk Rachita Sharma is a technology entrepreneur, financial literacy advocate, and gender rights activist. Rachita is the CEO of Girl Power Talk, a purpose-driven organization empowering today’s most capable youth with the confidence, knowledge, and opportunity to become tomorrow’s global leaders.

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Leadership Has No Minimum Age

Young people who are new to the workforce may have fresh ideas and be open to wider, advanced perspectives because their minds have not become entrenched in mundane habits. What if we visualized a fresher beginning to rewarding life path, one with many exciting avenues from which to choose? That is a much healthier way for young people to think of their potential as they begin their careers. This article was originally published on td.org. Read More
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Boosting STEM Training for African Women

Boosting STEM Training for African Women: Why Tech-Related Skills Are Key to the Continent’s Progress

Around the globe, young women are discovering new opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through community training programs. However, the skills gap between men and women is still wide. As the world becomes more reliant on a digital tech economy, African women’s lack of technical skills is undermining their capacity to achieve their economic potential and boost the prosperity of their communities. But though this reality is discouraging, both for African women and the continent’s—and eventually the world’s—economy, it …

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The Power of Fewer Words: Do Introverts Make Better Business Leaders?

The stereotype of business leadership is one of outgoing, extroverted power. We envision a fast-walking executive with endless energy, barking orders and making deals, able to enter any room and immediately take control, handling any difficulty with effortless charm and remarkable ease. This idea has been celebrated in movies, politics, and our culture for decades. And it’s probably false. This article was originally published on allbusiness. Read More
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Africa is the next big skills market – but youth need education and opportunities-By Rachita Sharma

Africa is the Next Big Skills Market – But the Youth Needs Education and Opportunities

Africa is the next big skills market – but youth need education and opportunities. The developing entrepreneurial movement among African youth is being increasingly recognised. Providing meaningful training and job opportunities for them can improve the quality of life of all the continent’s citizens, and counter poverty and illiteracy rates. According to the World Bank, there will be a 70% rise in Africa’s working population (ages 15 to 64) between 2015 and 2035. The 15- to 24-year-old age group is …

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The Importance Of Onboarding: A Guide To Ensuring Your New Employees Succeed—And Stick Around

In today’s economy, companies that are serious about retaining the best, most talented employees know that investing time, energy and resources into a great onboarding experience pays off. Many of us have experienced anxiously preparing for our first day at a new job. You try on a flurry of outfits as you decide what to wear, you stay up late scouring the internet for last-minute information about your new workplace, and you agonize over what to say and do when …

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Inclusive Leadership: Seven Keys to a 21st – Century Skill

The long-time US civil rights activist the Reverend Jesse Jackson is often quoted on the subject of inclusion and these two particular axioms of his are becoming more relevant to business leaders with every passing day. In a world where diversity — among consumers, markets, and workforce talent — is growing, the ability to create an inclusive work culture has become an increasingly essential skill for both aspiring and established leaders. This article was originally published on CFA Institute. Read …

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How Saving and Investing Can Help Women Achieve Financial Independence

“Only 18% of retirement-age women can pass a basic quiz on how to make a nest egg last in retirement,” according to the Retirement Income Literacy Survey from the American College of Financial Services. A lack of practical knowledge and understanding of how, when, and where to prudently manage money for the future is a foundational barrier to the empowerment of women. This article was originally published on allbusiness. Read More
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What Is the Key to Happiness: Paycheck or Passion?

For a young person entering the working world, certain pressures can make choosing a career path daunting, if not downright overwhelming. Even if we are brave enough to imagine an illustrious mission for our future selves, the little voices in the back of our minds soon bring us back to daily reality. The loudest of those voices wants to talk about just one thing—money. This article was originally published on humancapitalonline. Read more
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