Author: Georgia Garrett

Influential Women in Sport

There are many women in sports who are influential. You may have heard of Serena Williams, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, FloJo, and Nita Ambani. These women are making an impact in sports and beyond. These women are changing the face of sport and changing the way we look at the game. Serena Williams Serena Williams is a powerful icon who has transcended the sport of tennis into the mainstream. In addition to her success on the court, she has also made a name for herself as an entrepreneur and pop culture icon. Throughout her life, Serena has occupied many roles: mother, entrepreneur, executive producer, and more. Her impact on society, her career, and her family can never be underestimated. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the most influential women in sport. She is the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the long jump and the first woman to score more than 7,000 points in the heptathlon. In addition to her athletic achievements, she is also the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal in the long jump. In addition to her sporting accomplishments, Joyner-Kersee is a philanthropist and has devoted her life to social causes, including promoting education and racial equality. FloJo Florence Joyner was born on December 21, 1959, and was known as “Flo Jo.” She began running when she was seven years old...

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The 5 Most Successful Women on the Planet

Women who lead their fields and advance women’s rights deserve a place on this list. But we also need to remember that gender is not a barrier to leadership. We can all develop the skills necessary to be effective leaders. At THNK, we’re passionate about building inclusive cultures. Sadaf Monajemi Australian born Sadaf Monajemi is a pioneer in the world of medical technology. Despite being a woman, she has successfully launched a startup company that helps doctors predict strokes. Her work has been recognized by Forbes and other media. She also holds a PhD in machine learning and artificial intelligence for medical applications. Sadaf is the co-founder of See-Mode Technologies, a company that enables doctors to predict strokes using computational models and deep learning. She completed her PhD at the National University of Singapore where she focused on machine learning. Today, Sadaf has a diverse team of 13 engineers, and her startup is making rapid progress in bringing the latest stroke research into hospitals. Vera Wang In 1990, Vera Wang opened her first bridal store in New York City. The boutique sold other designers’ bridal gowns, and it was a hit. She then expanded her business to include eyewear and tuxedos. In addition, she started working in the movie industry, starring in such movies as Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty. Most recently, Vera Wang celebrated her 30th year in...

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Latin America, a new paradise for women entrepreneurs?

Latin America presents itself as the new hub for women entrepreneurs in the field of new technologies. Indeed, in recent years, the South American continent has set up many programs to help women build their companies. Marta Cruz, an icon In a 2018 survey of 50 start-ups selected for specific programs in Latin America, 28% of the founders were women, according to TechCrunch, which also states that this number is still increasing. One of the most cited incubators is called NXTP Labs and is based in Argentina. Of the four co-founders, only one woman became an icon: Marta Cruz....

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Female entrepreneurship in Africa: many challenges left

African women are world champions in entrepreneurship. According to the study on the subject published by Rolland Berger for Women in Africa, nearly 24% of African women of working age are involved in business creation. That’s more than anywhere else. By way of comparison, the same rate is expected to be 11% in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, regions that are among the most entrepreneurial. According to the study, female entrepreneurship is estimated to generate between US$250 and 300 billion, or about 12 to 14% of the continent’s GDP. Despite a real dynamic in the figures, the situation on...

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The Twitter Safety Guide for Women

Have you ever been harassed on the street? Have you ever received a harsh message on a dating application? Has a colleague ever made an inappropriate remark about your appearance? You are not the only one. With the #MeToo movement that started in Hollywood, followed by #Balancetonporc in France for example, all you have to do is connect to Twitter or Facebook to get an idea of the extent of the phenomenon and the number of women who are victims of sexual harassment. Whether in person or online, women around the world have been victims of it in one...

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