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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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