Africa

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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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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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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Rethinking Nutrition: Tolulope Aina’s Journey of Revolutionizing Agriculture

About Tolulope Aina Choosing Agriculture Journey in the Patriarchal World Advice to Young Leaders Tolulope Aina talks about her remarkable journey of transforming agriculture and the way people look at nutrition through Tolulope Foods and Agro Learn. I grew up in the city of Lagos in Nigeria and I was an only child before my younger brother came along. That experience reflected in my personality and made me an introvert with a penchant for responsibility. When I was in high school …

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