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Spotlight Interview with Terhas Berhe

As I was born and raised in Smyrna during the Eritrean armed struggle for independence, my upbringing was a mix of immense luxury and joy on the one hand and insecurity and fear on the other. Right after I finished high school, I migrated to Canada via Athens. And 10 years later, I moved to the UK.

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Women In Power & Leadership

The pandemic has re-ignited the debate about whether women make better leaders. Interestingly, the countries led by females have been more successful in facing the pandemic. The female leaders of Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and New Zealand all outperformed their counterparts in their methods of managing and restricting the spread of Covid-19 in 2020

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Spotlight interview with Tom Ilube CBE

I grew up in between London, and Nigeria and Uganda. I studied physics at University. I then worked in the technology industry for about 10 years for large companies like PWC, Goldman Sachs, the London Stock Exchange, and then became an entrepreneur.

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Embrace the mindset of a philanthropist — In 5 easy steps

A philanthropist is a person who gives money or time or expertise (or a combination) to help create a better world. Anyone can be a philanthropist, regardless of their status or net worth.

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Spotlight Interview with Chibundu Onuzo

I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1991. I went to primary and secondary school in Nigeria and then moved to England when I was 14, completing secondary school and university. I started writing from a young age; I wrote my first novel at the age of 10.

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Busting Myths About Sustainable Investing

With the effects of climate change and pollution becoming more apparent, the impact they have on our environment is hard to ignore. From rising temperatures to desertification and melting ice caps, it is evident that our environment should be a priority, and it increasingly is

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Pink Tax: The Hidden Cost of Being a Female Consumer

The 'pink tax' is a phenomenon often attributed as a form of gender-based price discrimination, with the name stemming from the observation that many of the affected products are 'pink' or produced for female consumers.

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Spotlight Interview with Andy Ayim MBE

I graduated from Brunel University in 2010 with a Business & Management (accounting) degree. I was enthusiastic about entrepreneurship, but I could not financially afford to become an entrepreneur or work in a start-up because I had a family to support.

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Managing your finances in the new year.

The start of a new year usually brings an opportunity to start afresh and set new goals. Whether your goals are to build your emergency fund, pay off debt, invest, or put more money towards your pension, here are a few tips that could help you reach them.

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Spotlight interview with Timi Merriman-Johnson

I studied Law at University of Warwick as any good Nigerian child would do so. Following graduation, I worked for a financial PR company and a lot of my clients were banks and investment houses.