Working her way through the ranks of her family-owned retail store, Magazine Luiza, Luiza Helena Trajano transformed the company from a retail store in Franca Sao Paulo, into one of Brazil’s leading retailers, now operating over 731 stores across 16 states in the country. Trajano has in the last decade, retained her place as one of Brazil’s leading women entrepreneurs, building and operating a multi-billion – dollar cooperation.
Nana Ama Poku is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Exim Bank with oversight responsibility for the Business and Banking Division of the Bank. Embedded in her role also is the need for a focus on SME development. In this interview with Amazons watch magazine, Mrs. Poku tells of the Bank’s significant strides in SME development and lots more.
There was a time when the words women and career did not go together, but times have changed. In 2017, there were 75,175,000 women aged 16 and older in the workforce, representing 46.9 percent of the total labour force.
The oil and gas industry ranks top on the list of industries with the highest gender imbalance. However, certain women are working hard to close the gap and maybe, create balance in the industry. In a recent interview with the Amazons Watch Magazine, Ms Wadei Powell who is the CEO of Srimex Oil and Gas Company talk about her experiences and how she has been able to create a niche for herself in a male-dominated sector. Excerpts;
The gender imbalance seen in terms of women political representation has been a topic in most gender gatherings for decades. In a recent interview with the Amazons Watch Magazine, HON. Mrs Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, the first female speaker of the Mauritius National Assembly, bares her mind on the challenges women in political leadership are faced with and how women can brave these challenges and be more involved in the political sphere. Excerpt:
Most politicians and their spouses only remember the less privileged when they are in the office or vying for one, and more often than not, projects to empower the less privilege end with their political tenure. Her Excellency, Mrs Eunice Ukamaka Egwu, wife of the first Executive Governor of Ebonyi State is of a different league. With an inherent desire to reach out to the needy, Mrs Eunice Egwu has been silently touching the lives of widows and the less privileged long before she became the First Lady of Ebonyi State, and is still touching the lives of these vulnerable ones, years after leaving that office. The editor of the Amazons Watch Magazine and part of her team caught up with Mrs Egwu in her Abuja office, where she gave more insight on her philanthropic pursuits, and challenges of women in leadership positions. Find Excerpts from the interview below;
With over 18 years of sales and marketing experience, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh started her career at GL Trade in London, a leading French Software Company. She rose to become the Marketing Manager for London and Northern- Europe and later moved to ABN AMRO Futures and Options and London as a Marketing Executive.