Isabel Dos Santos, one of the richest women in Africa, has brought attention to African stories. The daughter of former president of Angola Jose Eduardo Dos Santos weighed in on the topic of the economic empowerment of African women during a United Nations debate held in New York. She has among key figures who are striving to inspire young women and the youth to pursue their dreams and ambitions in business. Isabel Dos Santos believes that among the most successful individuals in Africa, many of them became successful because of the continent’s vast entrepreneurial spirit.
The African entrepreneurial spirit which is making successful people in Africa is being undermined by stigmatization of women at the workplace. Isabel Dos Santos believes that the stigmatization has robbed the continent of valuable innovators. It has also made many women not to live up to their ambitions. She is rallying for women to access the same job opportunities, education, as well as potential for growth as men for not only Africa, but also the world. The movement to make a big difference has already started changing the attitude as well as instilling a national confidence in women.
Isabel Dos Santos believes that women can achieve great financial stability by creating jobs for them, providing training to them as well as breaking sexist stigmas. This way, countries in Africa including Angola will have more influence in the international economy.
Born in 1973 in Angola, Isabel Dos Santos grew up to become a successful businesswoman with a net worth of about two billion US dollars, according to Forbes. She became successful in investing in growing companies in Angola. She was named one of the top 100 most influential women in the world by BBC in 2015.
She travels around Angola meeting women and youth talking to them on how to become successful in the crowded world of business. She gives talks to Yale students about entrepreneurship and women empowerment. Isabel Dos Santos encourages African women to take advantage of opportunities emerging as a result of the increased reliance on artificial intelligence as well as technology. At the University of Warwick, Dos Santos was featured advising a young woman to set sub-goals that will lead her to her goals and be patient while executing her ideas.
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WEN cleansing conditioners by stylist Chaz Dean worked very well for a young woman who decided to experiment with the product despite some bad reviews.. She tells the story of a seven day journey using the fig version of a WEN conditioner. WEN products are shampoos with built-in conditioners. So, they serve two purposes which makes the products economical for users.
Most women seem happy with the results they get. At least commercials give this impression. But a certain young lady gives us seven days of positive feedback as she shares how she used the product.
So, the first day looked promising. Our test user followed directions, used the sephora fig variety and washed her hair. She actually felt a thickness to her hair after washing. This was surprising for someone with fine hair. Day one was a success. With no sign of falling strands of hair or any alarming results, day two was positive also. In fact, the young woman found that her hair was oily. She usually ended up waiting a few days after washing to experience this. Our test user shampooed her hair again and all was well. WEN conditioner seemed safe to use everyday. On day four, our young ladies hair journey revealed greasy hair yet again. Wen conditioning shampoo was her answer. Day five found our user with softer hair although her curls weren’t as lasting as she hoped they’d be. But curly locks that stayed curly weren’t something she was used to. All commentary was accompanied by photos. As the images progressed improvements in hair quality and volume were visible. Day five had the users hair looking bouncy and full of volume. At this point, I don’t think any one would believe that this was a woman with thin hair. Day seven was the best. The photo showed a very happy user smile widely with hair that screamed shine, health, bounce and curl.
In a recent interview with Wallstreetreporter.com, Imaging Technologies Corporation (ITEC) CEO Brian Bonar discusses his company’s recent acquisition and business strategies. ITEC has moved its platform from development to marketing in the last calendar year. ITEC has strategically acquired a number of companies in order to expand its marketing and services base. “The goal has always been to capitalize on our expertise by serving certain markets,” says Bonar.
Brian Bonar is a leader, entrepreneur and successful CEO with over twenty-five years in the finance industry. Bonar currently serves as CEO of Trucept Corporation and previously had a 10 year stint with Dalrada Financial Corporation. Bonar has an extensive business and technical background which has served him well in the industry.
White Pages reported that after obtaining an MBA and engineering degree from Stafford University, Bonar jumped head first into finance and technology. After working for IBM and Adaptec, he started his own company, Bezier Systems. Bonar has managed from 100 to over 1000 employees. He is widely respected as one of the most knowledgeable and ethical CEOs in the industry.
One of Bonar’s specialties is mergers and acquisitions. He also uses his mechanical engineering degree to understand a company’s building foundation and architectural properties. Bonar has been involved with dozens of company acquisitions over the years. He has personally help add hundreds of millions of dollars to the bottom line of different companies.
Brian Bonar says he enjoys the ability to create. His vision and reputation as a leader has help create great results for everyone with whom he’s collaborated. “I strive to build positive relationships” says Bonar. My goal is always to put forth my best effort and guide a strong team of leaders.
When Bonar isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family. He recently opened a restaurant in the San Diego area.
In the business as well as the finance sector there is a lot of bad reputation. This reputation is the reason Ms. Helane Morrison decided to expose the culprits in the act. She had been in the industry for thirty years already, but her virtues had never wavered. Instead, she was more determined and focused in keeping the sector as friendly as possible.
During the international economic crisis in 2007, many individuals were challenged since most of them lost their investments. Many of the investors were in a dilemma of whether their investments were safe as they depended on them for their plans. During this calamity, several disapproving actions were brought to light such as fraud, falsified documents, and a bevy of mishandled deals. These practices led the stock market to plummet to the ground. Additionally, many people lost their jobs and people lost faith in the financial sector. Almost instantly, investors liquidated their investment to gold instead.
The oncoming 2016 presidential elections did not make matters any better. It brought a lot of frustrations to investors and economists, and they could not calm down. These activities often take a toll on the economy leading a majority of the investors to hold on to their assets which in turn slows down the stock exchange market. The numerous scandals and chaos that were coming from the financial sector scared off potential investors from putting in their money.
On the other hand, the economy does not pay the laborers enough to sustain them, therefore becoming the aspect that saved the investment banking sector. Employees had to invest as a way to make additional income hence, became a favorite mode of accruing wealth among the middle class.
Ms. Helane had worked for about ten years in business trials and defense of private securities and eventually her passion was noted by the government where her hard work was put in the limelight by the government. She then earned a job at San Francisco office of the US Securities and Exchange. From this position, Ms. Morrison had the chance to protect individuals as well as several organizations from the hands of fraud.
She maintained this position for eleven years, being in charge of prestigious implementation strategies. Finally, Helane was reward by becoming the first Head of Commission and Regional Director.
After completing her degree and a doctorate in journalism, Ms. Morrison worked as the Editor in Chief Of the university’s law review where she gained her experience. She also gained a deep passion for equality hence keeping her in the industry. In 1991, she had worked impressively hence her position was raised to a full partner.
Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club recently hosted the final two races the Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup and the three event Melges 32 Blue Water Series. Dick DeVos along with his Volpe team including Mark Mendelblatt, Scott Nixon, Sam Rogers, Drew weird to, Peter Kinney, Erika Reineke and Mike Hill won both the final event and the series. DeVos claimed that it was the best sailing he had ever done, as he complimented other teams including Argo, Delta, and team Hydra for a job well done. DeVos reiterates that the goal of this program is to give the younger kids on the teams, experience so that they can move on in the sport.
So proud of our team on Volpe! It’s humbling to have sailed with so many talented and formidable teams this weekend at the Melges 32 Blue Water Series. Congratulations to all who participated!
Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, April 4, 2016
Dick DeVos along with his wife Betsy are co-chairman of the Education Freedom Fund which started in 1993. It provides private scholarships to low income families in Michigan, to send their children to the school of their choice. They have given money to groups like American Education Reform Council, Choices for Children and Children First America. They have funded Christian schools in the Western Michigan area, as well. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has donated money to civic, artistic, religious, and community organizations in Michigan. Among the recipients are Kids Hope USA, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Mars Hill Bible Church, Potter’s House, Grand Rapids Christian schools, Rehoboth Christian School, Hope College, Calvin College and many others. In 2010, through his foundation, Dick started West Michigan Aviation Academy. This is the first high school of its kind that incorporates the study of aviation into the high school curriculum. In 2010 the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation contributed over $22 million to the Kennedy Ctr. Institute of Arts Management. The center was later renamed DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
The DeVos Foundation has also been a supporter of organizations affiliated with the free market with Life Action Institute and the Heritage Foundation. Their scholarship programs support students entering MA, MS or MBA students at the Thunderbird school of Global Management. They especially support those from developing nations. They offer scholarships to students who want to earn a BBA or an MBA at Northwood University in Michigan. Dick DeVos has shared his wealth with many charities and community organizations primarily those who support the development of young people’s education. He and his wife plan to continue supporting these organizations and adding others as they see fit. As part of the Amway corporation and heir to the family business, Dick DeVos has plenty of wealth to give and doesn’t seem to be slowing his generous funding any time soon.
Hungry and starving a mother and her 13-year-old daughter cross the frozen Yalu River in the dark. The bitter cold numbs their fingers and toes as they make their pilgrimage from North Korea to China hoping to escape from the sexual abuse and political persecution. North Korea under Kim Jong Il’s regime is a nation predicated on torture, fear, deception, while expecting devotion from its citizens. These citizens are executed indiscriminately from starvation or disease. Once in China the two were forced in to human trafficking, 13-year-old Yeonmi Park watched her captor force her mother to the floor and rape her. Yeonmi and her mother, Byeon Keum Sook, were separated and Byeon sold as a slave-bride for less than the cost of an used Iphone. For Yeonmi and Byeon, it is better to face death than suffer at the hands of oppression. Eventually, the two came together and escaped in to Mongolia and then sent to South Korea. Where they began to live freely. Her 2014 speech at the One Young World Summit has two million views on Youtube. Yeonmi Parks has written a book titled “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom”. Ms. Parks story has captivated millions of people around the world. Even her critics have crawled out of their spaces and accused Yeonmi of fictionalizing her story and being an agent of the United States. According to NY Times.com Yeonmi says “I know the truth of North Korea. The oppression and the tragedy. It cannot be silenced.” The now 22-year-old will not allow an entire nations suffering to be ignored by the outside world. Regardless of all the horror she has been through, Yeomni has faith in humanity.