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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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Attention, Men: How to Be a Strong Ally for Your Female Colleagues

Gender inequality in the workplace is hardly a new problem, and it is certainly not one that can be eradicated overnight. If women could simply wave a magic wand and fix the issue themselves, they would have done so by now. Instead, women have spent decades asserting that they are as intelligent and capable as men and equally effective in the workplace, only to witness very gradual improvement in how they are treated. However, the conversation surrounding gender equality at …

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The Best Ways to Motivate Your Team for Increased Productivity

Positive Work Culture Be A Mentor Adopt Wellness Initiatives Promote Radical Honesty And Inclusion Be Flexible Cultivate Joy Reward Generously Be Supportive Put Culture First Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line. Most of us spend about a quarter of our lives at work, and it would be safe to say that we hope for something more from …

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Eradicating Biases – A Story of Perseverance: Poonam Yadav

Growing Up Empower and Educate "Women! A woman in herself is power, she has the capability to do anything. ANYTHING!" Growing up in Bulandsheher (Uttar Pradesh), I had two elder brothers and I was the only daughter to my parents. Gender discrimination and bias came to me during the early influential years of my life. For example, I attended a Hindi medium school, while my elder brothers both went to English medium schools. They were offered freedom to go where …

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Changing Narratives – Disability and Identity: Eno Okpo

Understanding With Empathy Helping and Spreading Awareness Staying Strong on Purpose "You can be the bridge to someone's tomorrow. So, make today count." ⠀ I remember a little girl, Rebecca, living in a remote Nigerian village. She couldn't walk & had no access to a wheelchair. I resonated with her because I struggled growing up in the face of disabilities resulting from Polio. More so than these physical challenges, the way people look at you eats at your soul. Their …

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Women in Sports: A Struggle for Change | Cremson

Growing Up Finding Myself Women and Sports “You know yourself the best; keep working to polish your strengths, while recognizing your weaknesses. Don’t overthink." Growing up, I knew that chemistry and biology in general were my strength subject areas as I moved to the US to pursue my undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Working in the lab was exciting, but it wasn’t enough. I genuinely wanted to expand the impact that I could have on the lives of not just …

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Pave Your Own Way: Alejandra

Surroundings and Ambitions Love for Exercise Advice to the Youth “Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. This is so simple yet so complex to understand and execute.⠀ I am blessed to always have been surrounded by women. Growing up in an only girls school was a beautiful journey that helped me gain insights into how loving, smart, creative, strong and determined women are. Yet still, personally I always was surrounded …

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Baking Her Way to the Top: Meet Kanishka, the Choco-Lover Entrepreneur From Delhi

Growing Up Overcoming Challenges Building Saksham Foundation “You are the only one responsible for your own happiness.” I grew up surrounded by people obsessed with societal norms resulting from their narrow perspective. I was confident, and preferred to be the ‘odd-one out’. I follow the passion that makes me happy rather than trying to churn out the perfection of someone else’s ideas. That, my friends, was the start to my ‘Entrepreneurial Journey’. My Baba was kidnapped & tortured for days …

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