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Mandating boardroom diversity can narrow the opportunity gap for women
Mandating boardroom diversity can narrow the opportunity gap for women

Kudos to California, where the state governor, Jerry Brown, recently signed into law new requirements for companies headquartered in the state to include more women on their boards...

By Brian Bolton 12 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

PepsiCo's first female CEO steps down after 12 years at the helm
PepsiCo's first female CEO steps down after 12 years at the helm

PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi will be stepping down after 24 years with the food and beverage company, the last 12 holding the position of CEO. She will be replaced on 3 October by company veteran Ramon Laguarta...

7 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe
Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down as executive chairman after the fashion company concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment...

13 Jun 2018

GLOBAL

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#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

AFRICA

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts
Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations...

7 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, at center in 2013 photo at the New York Stock Exchange debut of the social network, is flanked by co-founders Jack Dorsey, at left, and Ev Williams. Stone is returning to work at Twitter after a six-year hiatus |
Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away...

18 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

AFRICA

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Walmart's new cuts will affect employees in the international division, its technology services division and in its Sam's Club business ()
Wal-Mart eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs: source

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs in a cost-cutting move, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday...

12 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship
Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban, the head of the US coffee-chain company said | © AFP/File |
Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide after Trump ban

Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban, the head of the US coffee-chain company said Sunday...

30 Jan 2017

UNITED STATES

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Amazon seeking 120,000 seasonal workers

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: US online giant Amazon on Thursday announced that it plans to hire 120,000 seasonal workers to help handle an expected crush of holiday shopping...

14 Oct 2016

UNITED STATES

Kay Sargent, senior principal of strategic accounts and workplace at HOK
HOK's Kay Sargent to present at CorpComm Expo 2016

Kay Sargent, senior principal of strategic accounts and workplace at HOK, a global design and engineering firm, will present a seminar focused on environmental design at CorpComm Expo 2016...

25 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

Naseem Javed
Sobriety of oil-addicted nations

The world is just not going to stop neither for a single leader nor for groups of nations..?

By Naseem Javed 20 Apr 2016

UNITED STATES

Hicks Crawford
Five ways to improve teambuilding among virtual employees

The workplace no longer exclusively means a space where everyone comes together five days a week, and sits at assigned desks or reports to their offices...

By Hicks Crawford 12 Feb 2016

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Simple ways to reduce business costs

At the moment, most business owners and marketers are pressured to do all that they can in order to cut costs. That is not at all something that is simple to do since it can easily lead towards losing business because of making bad decisions.

By Boris Dzhingarov 25 Aug 2015

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Four safety nets for small business owners

Running a small business creates the potential for many setbacks, failures, and hazardous situations. Though you can't always prevent these, you can protect yourself from them by building the right safety nets...

By Boris Dzhingarov 6 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Most entrepreneurs fail in the USA - Why does that happen?

When you take a look at the statistics, you instantly notice that most people out there in the USA will fail as entrepreneurs...

By Boris Dzhingarov 19 Jan 2015

UNITED STATES

Nadella gaffe over pay raises women's ire
Nadella gaffe over pay raises women's ire

WASHINGTON, USA: Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella's gaffe over women, pay raises comes as the US technology sector is facing up to questions over diversity and gender equality.

13 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions
Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions

NEW YORK, USA: Hewlett-Packard said it would split into two separate, listed companies with its computer and printer businesses in one company and its corporate hardware and services operations in another.

7 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

NY Times to cut 100 journalists' jobs
NY Times to cut 100 journalists' jobs

NEW YORK, USA: The New York Times plans to cut 100 newsroom jobs in the latest move by the prestigious daily to adapt to industry upheaval and trim its costs.

2 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Larry Ellison changes jobs at Oracle
Larry Ellison changes jobs at Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO - Tycoon yachtsman Larry Ellison has stepped down as Oracle's Chief Executive, trusting a pair of lieutenants to steer the business software firm he helped launch decades ago.

22 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Vice Media valued at $2.5bn
Vice Media valued at $2.5bn

WASHINGTON, USA: Vice Media, the Brooklyn-based online news operation which has a strong following among 18- to 34-year-olds, has secured $500m in funding giving it a valuation of $2.5bn, according to reports in the New York Times and TechCrunch.

5 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Ballmer finally steps down from Microsoft's board
Ballmer finally steps down from Microsoft's board

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft's former Chief Executive Steven Ballmer has stepped down as a member of the company's board of directors.

20 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Silicon Valley staff anti-poaching settlement rejected
Silicon Valley staff anti-poaching settlement rejected

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A federal judge has rejected a plan to compensate employees affected by an "anti-poaching" agreement involving Silicon Valley technology companies Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe.

11 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

LinkedIn must pay $6m in backpay to workers
LinkedIn must pay $6m in backpay to workers

WASHINGTON - LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6m in backpay and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US investigation found it had failed to pay them properly for overtime work.

5 Aug 2014

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