Author: Georgia Garrett

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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Why do women carry their smartphones differently than men?

It hasn’t gone unnoticed to many of our readers: smartphones are getting bigger and bigger these days. In less than six years, the size of Apple phones has increased from 12 cm (iPhone 5S) to 15 cm (iPhone XS). However, not everyone understands the volume of these recent phones in the same way. During a conversation, we realized that a gap was crossing the editorial office. On the one hand, the men who manage to put their smartphones in their jeans pockets calmly. On the other hand, women cannot carry a smartphone in their pants pockets. How can such...

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More and more women in new technology professions

The sector of new technologies and digital professions are no longer the only domain of men. However, while an increasing number of women are taking an interest in these new professions that are emerging in most companies, it must be noted that there is still room for improvement. More is needed The Ada WEEK, a week of forums held in Paris in October 2015, provided an opportunity to situate the place of women in the field of engineering, science, and technology. Inspired by the name of the English Countess Ada Lovelace, who was nevertheless the first person to code in...

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Google unveils its compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation

If the goal of the GDPR is to protect the privacy of individuals, companies like Google can easily turn compliance into a competitive advantage. It is true that the European Union has been trying for several years to fight against the arbitrariness of GAFA companies that develop their activity against the privacy of individuals. Indeed, the EU has addressed the regulation of the processing of personal data by strengthening the responsibility of entities and companies. What remains to be seen, in view of the application of the new European data protection regulation, is to what extent web companies will...

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