Maintaining your hair is relatively easy once you know how to care for it. Hair is made of protein, so keeping a healthy diet and practicing good hygiene are essential parts of maintaining luscious locks. If you want beautiful hair, start by washing and conditioning it properly.

Here are Few Steps to Washing Your Hair Properly

  1. Wash hair sparingly and use a good-quality shampoo –Washing hair too often can leave hair dried out, leached of its natural oils, and may damage your hair. Aim to shampoo your hair at most every other day or only twice a week.
  2. Try shampoos that do not contain sulfates or parabens– Sulfates are the chemicals that make shampoos lather up.[1] Parabens are preservatives that cause irritation and eye problems after prolonged use[2]. Both of these chemicals aren’t healthy for you or the environment so try to use shampoos with natural cleansers. Choose a shampoo that suits your hair type. Don’t just go for any old shampoo; go for the shampoo that works for your hair type. Typical types include (but are not limited to):
  • Curly or Afro-textured hair probably wants frizz-minimizing or softening shampoo that is creamy and has natural oils in it.
  • Straight or oily hair probably wants a gentle shampoo designed for daily washing.
  • Coloured or treated hair probably needs a shampoo that’s fortified with extracts or amino acids, because treating your hair is essentially damaging it.
  • Dry hair probably needs shampoos with glycerine and collagen to help restore some moisture into the hair.

  1. Be careful about using hair care products with too much protein– too much protein can leave your hair feeling desiccated and brittle. While protein is the building block of healthy hair, use conditioners that come with balanced ingredients.
  2. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar once every month– Doing this helps to make your hair look shinier and cleaner; plus, it treats dandruff. Use 1 part apple cider vinegar vinegar to 3 parts warm water, then rinse and wash your hair as normal. Vinegar has a strong smell, but it will go away after you shampoo your hair.


If you want to change the future, you must change what you’re doing in the present.

The truth smeared all over this wise saying by Mark Twain should not easily be overlooked. Most mothers however tend to ignore this simple truth as they assume the responsibility of raising their daughters.  It is the duty of wise mothers whose desire is to raise girls with a confident future to help them cultivate the right attitude early enough. Enlightened mothers who are aligned with the single vision to break through the current patriarchal system of the world will always ensure that their words and actions towards their daughters, never ceases to ignite the passion in them to become great career women in all fields.

It is clearly impossible for a 10years old girl to grow into a responsible and highly admired mother in the future if she has not been tutored, mentored and trained to become that. The old cliché that says; practice makes perfect have long been abandoned in certain areas of human life especially with regards to child upbringing.  There are certain habits which if consistently practiced by the child at a very early stage, will help her become a great mother and a role model to her children. Your daughter will be forever grateful to you only if you patiently take the pain of Instilling in her the vital attitudes which will contribute to having a smooth ride when the responsibility of parenting comes knocking on the door.

No doubt, decision making is one of the unavoidable task and highly crucial responsibility faced by mothers during parenting. Therefore, as children grow older, mothers should learn to give them an opportunity to harness great and prompt decision making skills.

To harness the future mum in your little girl, you must learn to let her have a voice in making decisions. Whenever possible, let her make constructive choices about her life and also about minor things in the family.  You can do this by letting her choose her own clothes within appropriate limits, allowing her choose which mall will be suitable for the weekend shopping, you could as well give her a chance to decide the location of the family vacation, or even explore seeking their opinion on which particular gadget to purchase for the kitchen.

Involving the child in little yet vital decisions that matter to the family will simultaneously equip him with the needed skills to make future difficult decisions when she is older.

As you journey through the process of assisting your little girl to discover and embrace the future mother within her, you must also bear in mind that risk-taking is an unavoidable factor in the life of great achievers.

Dear mums, this means you have to encourage your little girl to take physical risks.

JoAnn Deak, Ph.D, author of Girls Will Be Girls says that “Girls who avoid risks have poorer self-esteem than girls who can and do face challenges”.  Urge your daughter to go beyond her comfort zone – For example, encourage a girl who loves to read only comic and adventurous novels to study biographies of great people who have succeeded in her aspiring career.

You can also encourage a girl who’s scared to ride her bike downhill to find just a small hill to conquer first.” Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., co-author of Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power, Health and Leadership, agrees. “It’s important to help even non-athletic girls develop some physical competence and confidence when they’re young. Whether it’s through team or individual sports, girls need to form a physical relationship with their body that builds confidence.”

In your few days, months or years of being a mum, you will admit that consistent openness to learning has remained one of the helpful skills that have made parenting easier, also this trait will be needed to give your daughter a successful ride in her future journey through motherhood.  Providing answers to the endless questions thrown at you by your little girl will teach her to give an open mind to learning in whatever condition she finds herself.

In conclusion, mothers must acknowledge that being a successful mum is never complete until you have replicated such success in a daughter who is fully armed with the prerequisite attributes to help her raise a generation of responsible leaders.

BY: Splendor Eloke-Young

By Eloke-Young Splendor

Great families make great societies.

Every criminal and ill-mannered citizen of a country is of course the product of a family. This therefore, emphasizes the need to have a society filled with highly knowledgeable and purpose driven parents who have given themselves to learning about what it takes to parent a 21st century Teenager.

It is impossible to see a mother who does not want to be referred to as the “best mom ever” even though in these recent times that phrase does not actually validate a woman’s skills of being the ideal model of a top-notch parent. For every single activity on the planet earth, as well as parenting too, a particular skill or even various skills are required for an individual to remain on top of her game.  

As a 21st century parent who desires to raise well-mannered teenage daughters, who will eventually grow into responsible adults, you must be able to identify the vital qualities needed for parenting.

Take a look at 5 vital things you must know about parenting a 21st Century Teenager: –

  1. The 21st century Teenager always has an Ever-Willing 24hrs Teacher So Stay Current to Remain Relevant:  It is very true that the Internet has become an ever-willing 24 hours’ teacher to both Teens and adults. It is therefore, no news that a 13 years old in this 21st century can own a tablet or a phone and trust me they are quick to surf the internet at any given time, considering the inquisitive nature that comes with being a teenager. Many times teenagers already know about their puberty signs, the risks that comes with being careless with their bodies at teen stages and even possible hormonal changes that come with growth; even before you think of beginning your own lecture. The 21st Century teenager is highly informed by the limitless social media platforms available these days, therefore as a mother whose desire is to ever remain a relevant solution provider to her children, you must keep abreast of the current trends relating to teenagers and their development as well as do everything within your power to become your daughter’s number one teacher especially when it comes to life matters. Your inability to stay current will adversely cause your inquisitive teenager to turn to her ever-willing 24hours teacher.
  2. The 21st Century Teenager Will Always Tend To Believe their Peers Over You: Last weekend I visited a childhood friend who had been so worked up over her daughter’s sudden change in eating habit. She complained bitterly of how her 14 years old will hardly want to eat any food just because she was referred to as obese by her friends in school. According to Mrs B, she had done all she could to let her know that she was just big, bold and beautiful yet her opinion seemed not to matter to the little girl, as far as she was concerned her friends knew the current trend and their opinions mattered most.  One thing you must know about the 21st Century teenage girl is that more than your approval, they also seek the approval of their peers and friends too. Proving yourself to your teenager in this 21st Century is very unnecessary seeing that no 21st century young girl wants to be known as mummy’s baby; no not at the age of 16.
  3. The Rules Do Not Come Without a Reason: One of the questions that will always remain on the lips of a 21st Century teenager is “Why?” Gone are the days when children especially teenagers; do not question the instructions and decisions of their parents; in this new era every teenager wants to know Why this, and Why that.  Children of nowadays are so inquisitive that they will always want to find out the reason behind every instruction, rule and even the reason behind the so-called Curfew. These days most teenagers if not all, do not just want to be told “do it because I said so”.  In parenting a 21st century teenager, rules must be followed with genuine reasons in order for it to be effectively carried out. The wise 21st century mum is one who will not spell out rules that are born out of imaginative and selfish reasons which are aimed at pushing the child away and restricting her freedom.
  4. Her Emotions Scream Louder Than Your Threats and Warnings: –    As parents of a teenage girl you must understand that teenage girls can respond to emotional issues in ways that seem so baffling and confusing.  A teenage girl with raging and rising hormones as well as emotions will not consider your threats and warnings before making decisions or even taking a step that is detrimental to her life.  When raising a 21st Century teenager, you must learn to take her emotions very seriously, sometimes these emotions may be voiced in meaningless words but wise parents must learn to see beyond their teenager’s words and try to decipher how they really feel and what they truly mean beyond those words. Here’s the bottom line: What your daughter broadcasts matches what she actually experiences. Really, it’s just that intense, so take her feelings seriously, regardless of how overblown they might seem knowing that, even your threats and warnings cannot shut up those emotions. Threats and warnings can create a great distance between mothers and their teenage daughters.
  5. Your Teenage Daughter Greatly Needs Your Approval: –  It is very okay to discipline your teenage daughters whenever they are wrong notwithstanding, you ought to also remember they are in dire need of your approval. Clear, well-timed messages of affirmation are vital for a young person’s sense of self-worth and confidence. In parenting a 21st- century teenager, you must be able to translate your positive feelings to her in a manner that will make a lasting difference.  A superb 21st-century mum is one who recognizes the right time to use words such as I love you, you are beautiful, you are so strong and many others. Also, you must note that these words of encouragement need to be linked to an observed act or demonstrated capacity in order to make it more believable and acceptable by your teen.

Generally, parenting in the 21st century have been likened to bed of roughly thorned roses as it requires a lot of skillfulness to navigate this stage successfully since it can also come with some level of pains too. Nevertheless, a mother who have mastered the vital needs of her teenager and is also well prepared as well as informed about the surprises that might spring up in the process; raising a teenager will suddenly become a journey in parenting she will love to explore over and over again.

The footwear known as sneakers has in recent times become an admirable trend for women, if you ask me how it all began; I might be unable to narrate its unique origin or invention especially amongst the women folks regardless of this, wearing of sneakers especially by ladies is definitely an admirable trend in the fashion industry. Despite the complicated nature of fashion and style in our today’s world, one factor still remains constant when it comes to selecting a style; which is “comfort”.  The good news about this footwear called sneakers is the comfort, while the bad news is if you are used to wearing heels, then this “work-out wardrobe” might be hard to pull on.

Examining the popularity of use of the sneakers especially amongst women one can deduce that        “the humble sneaker” has undoubtedly become the biggest footwear trend of the year and has kicked off a total fashion revolution. Spotted on the feet of everyone, from models and celebrities to bloggers and designers, sneakers have become more popular than they have been in years. It is even more astonishing the way the sneakers have pulled its way through to the forefront of the fashion industry as one of the unforgettable pioneers of a unique fashion trend.

The woman’s style of putting on sneakers as a footwear continually stands out as an admirable fashion piece, even dress with sneakers are considered to be a womanly daily style, as well as business and evening styles, which is depends on a concrete model.

Nevertheless, many women still find it quite tasking as well as highly frustrating to spot out very comfortable sneakers. You’re on a long Sunday stroll or hiking with friends on the weekend when your “dogs start barking.” It may be an aching pain in the soles of your feet, toe cramps or a shooting pain through your arch or heel, whatever the discomfort, your walking shoes may be to blame.

Although, shopping for new, comfortable sneakers for walking can be tricky nevertheless here are helpful tips to find a comfortable snicker.

What to look for in walking sneakers:

First of all, the time of day you do your shopping is important. Dr. Miguel Cunha, podiatrist and founder of Gotham Foot care in NYC, says that you should always buy your shoes in the evening when your feet are most swollen. “If the shoe feels comfortable at the end of the day, they will most likely feel comfortable throughout the day.”

Secondly, you must examine your old pair. Dr. Olga Shvets, a podiatrist in New York City, recommends looking at your current sneaker for clues as to the right fitting shoe. She says that looking at the soles of a well-worn pair of sneakers to see where the sole is worn out will suggest where you are making most of your impact.

In addition, you must find the right design. Dr. Cunha says to look for a shoe designed with smooth, solid leather uppers that are not only highly durable, but also flexible and comfortable.

Another thing to look out for is the flex point of a walking shoe, which is the point at which it bends while walking. For optimal comfort, the flex point of the shoe should match the bending point of your foot; when it does not align with your foot it can cause problems like arch pain or plantar fasciitis. You can check the flex point of the shoe by holding it by the heel and pressing the toe of the shoe onto the ground; The point where the shoe bends and creases is the flex point.

Re-think your shoe size. Cunha says that it is important to remember that sizing can be different across different brands, due to their design and the materials used. Also keep in mind that the length and width of a person’s foot tends to change over time due to falling arches or because of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. The tip of your thumb should fit between the end of the shoe and the end of your longest toe. Make sure the toe box is wide to enough to accommodate your toes also, make sure there is enough room to slightly wiggle your toes. If you cannot move your toes at all then the shoes are too tight and will eventually become painful. Try at least three different shoe models and try two different models at the same time, wearing one model on each foot, to better compare.

Sneakers are one of the most beautiful and unique footwear for women, nevertheless comfort and durability are paramount determinant factors that must not be neglected when purchasing the sneakers that will be loved by a woman.


Don’t you think that’s too high dear? That’s always my mum’s favorite line. I’m a heels girl.

Are you 5”9 and above, and have people harass you whenever you come out dressed in heels? Do you have people asking you why you love your high heeled shoes? A cousin who’s the queen of unsolicited advice that never fails to reminds you how uncomfortable it would feel if you fell off those shoes? a brother who thinks you go on heels to intimidate guys, or an aunt genuinely feels you may end up with a cracked skull and 20 stitches? Yes! we’ve heard it all.

Shoes are not always about your height, and trust me; it’s not designed specifically to boost the height of shorter ladies. In fact, a few centuries ago, high heels were mostly worn by upper class men, Yes! I said men, read it up.

Ladies should never be made to feel uncomfortable for their choice of footwear, nor should they be sentenced to a lifetime of flats just for being tall. When I was growing up, my mum would always get me flat shoes, suffice to say I ditched all that once I was allowed to shop with my allowance. I’m just 5”11, so why should I suffer the flats?

Many girls and ladies would love to strut about on heels but are often discouraged by their circles, peers, culture, height etc. They are probably not ready to answer the uncomfortable questions about their strange wardrobe addition or they just don’t know the answers to those questions. I’m a heels person, and while growing up, I got so many awkward looks and questions about why I wore heels considering the fact that I’m a comfortable 5”11 who struts about with 6” + heels, pretty tall I’d say. Fast forward 20 years on, I have heard all forms of argument about why I need to tone down on the high heels, from health, to decency, to my ego, and sometimes genuine concern about my safety. I have one response to everyone; I am not afraid of heights. Now let’s take a look at ladies and their heels.

People sometimes believe that high heels are meant for the “Not so tall” ladies. That’s not true; And some tall ladies have allowed themselves to be sentenced by the society to a life time of flats, well, let’s share with you, a few reasons why tall ladies are also entitled to wear heels.

You are never “Too Tall” For Anyone – it’s important to understand that you are not too tall, every human is made unique for purpose, and you shouldn’t give up what you want or love as long as it’s not harming anyone anyway. I’ve had so many people saying to me ‘Those heels make you too tall,’ I usually reply, ‘I’m not afraid of heights’ the simple truth is you are never too tall for anyone. Wear what you like. Wear what makes you feel good.” Rajahnique Jones from TallNNatural stands at 6’ 0 and she wants us to know that we don’t ever have to feel like we need to put on a pair of kitten heels or flats to avoid standing out in a crowd. Wear what you like. Wear what makes you feel good.” It helps your confidence too.

Standing Taller should be a Powerful and “NOT” an Awkward Feeling – Do you feel awkward standing in out in a room full of people because your head is towering over everyone else? No way! Imagine yourself as the shortest person in that room and everyone towering over you. Can you picture that? I bet it won’t be a good feeling having stood heads higher for decades. I used to get sent to the back of the class in primary school because I was the lanky girl, Ha-ha! No way am I feeling bad about standing taller. Fashion blogger Bree Wijnaar of The Tall Society thinks that strutting around in heels only accents your long frame, and it’s empowering! She stands at 6’4″ in flats, so the woman knows what she’s talking about.

Her advice to Tall Sisters, “I hope you choose to wear what makes you feel beautiful, elegant, empowered, comfortable, and ready to take on the world!”

Being Tall Isn’t any “Less Feminine” – Girls are meant to be small and delicate right? Don’t get it confused; That is so sexist. Kacy Karlen of The Height of Style said that when she was younger, she often worried about losing her femininity if she towered way over the heads of every person in the room standing at 6’4”. Like many other tall sisters, she grew up to understand that “Wearing heels as a tall woman doesn’t make you any less feminine; it rather puts you in control of your femininity. What do heels really do for anyone? It increases the height? And why increase your height? It has a way of boosting your confidence. We’re all captivated by confidence. There is nothing more beautiful than a tall woman wearing fierce heels and rocking the hell out of her life.” If it wasn’t so attractive, why use the phrase standing tall?

You Are an Amazon, Embrace Every Inch of You – Instead of wishing you were an average stature, embrace the fact that you were meant to be willowy and a show-Stealer right from the beginning. Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashonista stands at a lovely 5’8″ in flats. She says to tall sisters, “OWN IT. Your beauty, height, and body are not an accident! If you can find and score heels that speak to your style and looks, girl rock it. You are an amazon, so stand tall and embrace every inch of you!”

If You Are Already Commanding the Room, You Might as Well Rock the Heels – If you are a tall lady, chances are you are already standing taller than most people in the room. I do not believe in half measures, whether you wear flats, stilettos or sandals, there is 90% probability that you’re going to get noticed when you walk into a room. So, if you’re dying to wear that four-inch platform, do it! There’s really no point in denying yourself that little pleasure, if you’re already commanding the Room, You Might as Well Rock those Heels.

Don’t Take the Fun Out of Fashion – Some outfits are just screaming out for “Heels”. When we limit ourselves in what we’re allowed and not allowed to wear, fashion becomes more stress than fun. Not only will you find it difficult to find the right clothes, it becomes a task to look trendy and stylish. If you want to look fabulous, don’t box yourself in. Fashion is first an adventure of self-expression; don’t take the fun out of the adventure.

Finally, be Proud of Who You Are! Though I could go on to list over a hundred reasons why tall ladies should wear heels, it all boils down to your level of confidence. Love yourself and be proud of who you are, you cannot change you, so make your 6’ frame count. Stay true to yourself, and don’t put up unnecessary barriers when it comes to expressing your tastes just so you can blend in with the crowd. Remember; you were never always made to stand tall.

The famous Christian Louboutin once said, ‘I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, “Oh my God! They look so comfortable!’ I totally agree. Being chic is not everyone’s business. Afterall Marilyn Monroe said ‘Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.’ We can’t all be conquerors, now can we? So, the next time you’re on your heels and you get the look or the question; don’t you think you’re too tall? Tell them “I’m not afraid of heights”

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Mrs. Leen has just discovered that she has to put up with Catherine’s new attitude and choices which include; spending more time with her friends than mum, suddenly becoming very secretive, isolation, and a very short temper.  This situation is not peculiar to Mrs. Leen. Most mothers of teenage daughters are facing or will face this predicament some time.

The thoughts of parenting a teenager can be scary for most mothers. This is the point where you get fired as the boss in their lives. Notwithstanding, if you have done a great job you could also get rehired as a trusted friend and advisor, then if you continue to do a good job, your teen may even take your advice for every of her life decision.

It is therefore very important for mothers of teenagers to possess some very vital skills, which will keep them on the prestigious pedestal as impactful leaders, advisors, friend and best mothers to their teenage daughters.   

Here are 4 Vital Skills to be possessed by mothers of teenagers

1. The Skill of Patience & Persistence: If you are ready to raise a teenager then you must be ready to get pushed to the wall.  As a mother of teens, be prepared to see your teenage daughter break your rules as well as get mad at you for no just cause. Nevertheless, you must never run out of patience no matter what, you must continue to persist on the rules and the need for it to be obeyed to the later. Smart mothers with teenage children always make enough room for their young girls’ mistakes as this enables them to parent their teenage daughter with the required patience and persistence. Persistence here involves being firm on your decisions, rules and even sanctions. In parenting a teenage girl, you must be decisive enough about your laid down rules as well as patient enough to see it being followed up.

2. The Skill of Absolute Trust:  Mothers who wish to build a healthy and highly impactful relationship with their teenagers will try their best to always showcase the skill of absolute trust in their teenage daughters.  The character of being a nosy mum is highly detested especially when relating to teenagers. The skill of trust promotes openness in the relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter. Trust also involves that you believe the best for your teen daughter so you don’t always put on the glasses of suspicion each time you are relating with her.

3. Quick to Adopt the Mirror Method:  Those who have successfully passed through the stage of raising teenage girls have in one way or the other employed the mirror method in the upbringing of their daughters. Gone are the days when teenagers want to be brought up with the adage of “Do what I say and not what I do”.  The best way to instill the right lifestyle in your teenager is by becoming a model of the best attitudes she should emulate.  The mirror method involves living out an exemplary lifestyle, in which your teenage daughter will follow suit. In this 21st century, teenagers no longer want to do as they are told rather they love to pattern after what they see.  A smart mum who wants the best for her teenage daughter will always work to remain the standing mirror that reflects a well-cultured life for her teenager.

4. Keep Your Emotions Intact: Showing a teenager the routes to becoming caring, independent and emerging into a responsible adult is definitely not an easy task. This task can almost rob you of your emotional stability but you have the duty of keeping your emotions intact. It is true she might roll her eyes so much that you’ll swear they might get stuck in the back of her head at some point but rather than raising your voice in order to prove your point, it is far better to calm down and resolve every issue with a discussion.

Trust me parenting a teenage daughter can be so frustrating sometimes, nevertheless, mothers of these teen girls must braze up themselves, recognizing the fact that teenage years are also the most impactful and interesting stage in parenting a child.

 By: Eloke-Young Splendor

“The importance of women being able to work as well as raise children left an indelible impression on me”

According to The Economist, “women make up only a small percentage of top philanthropists in Asia, but their influence is disproportionately large as they transform the nature of philanthropy itself”. Recounting the activities of businesswomen in Asia, philanthropy is a common phenomenon. Asia’s women are natural given to philanthropy and in many cases most of the businesswomen in Asia started their journey in business with the mind-set of impacting their society and helping the poor.

The impact inspire category of Amazons Watch Magazine is a platform that mirrors the impact and philanthropic activities of women in developing nations while setting examples and inspiring others to get involved. In the same vein, we bring you the story of Yoshiko Shinohara, Japan’s first self-made woman billionaire who began her journey as a business woman in order to provide better jobs for women in Japan.

Shinohara was born in 1934, to a school headmaster and a midwife. Growing up during the World War II, Shinohara lost her father when she was eight and was raised by her single mother, who never remarried. After high school she got married at the age of twenty but left the marriage shortly after the wedding. She told Harvard Business Review in 2009 that soon after her wedding, she realized that she would rather not be married, and that her husband was not the right person for her. So she decided she had better quit the marriage as soon as possible.

Shinohara was just a high school holder when she left her marriage, she thought about what she was going to do with her life. She was not satisfied with the kind of jobs that most women in Japan were engaged in at the time, understanding that she could do more she decided to leave for England. On getting to England she was inspired on seeing women working as temps and this was different from the work system in Japan. She worked as a secretary in England and also moved to Australia working as a secretary too.

In 1973, she was back to Japan with a high school degree and secretarial experience from two different continents, but again Shinohara was still unsatisfied with the job prospects in Japan. But this time was different, having experienced the temping system in England and Australia, she decided to introduce the system in Japan by starting her own firm, Temp Holdings.

When Shinohara started her company, she had not deliberately considered the challenges and oppositions that she might face from the society and authorities in Japan because at the time, Japan was running the lifetime employment work policy and the law bans private companies from engaging the temp system. She was often summoned by the Japanese Ministry of Labor for query but Shinohara was not ready to give up on her company or the temping system.

Temp Holdings started as an all women Japanese temporary staff company, in Shinohara’s small apartment in Tokyo. She told Forbes Asia that “Education and women working always were in the back of my mind,” “The importance of women being able to work as well as raise children left an indelible impression.”

It was difficult for the company to pull through without disturbance from the authorities plus the slow pace of the business. At some point Shinohara told Forbes Asia that she had to teach English language at night to make ends meet. After a while the law was changed, accommodating the temp into Japan work system.

Temp Holdings moved into its first office space after five years, however, the company was still plagued with growth in terms of sales, so Shinohara taught of employing male staff into the system but when she made the suggestion to the managers refused.

In those days, temp companies where seen as an all women company because only women were tempstaff in the early days.

Fortunately, one of the branches employed a male staff and there was a boom in sales growth. It then dawned on Shinohara that the right mix of men and women was the trigger she needed to move Temp Holdings forward. She took off the company’s look of all women tempstaff and began employing male temps, this launched Temp Holdings at the forefront of Japanese business scene and in 2008, it was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

She continued to thrive at the business scene of Japanese until 2016 when she finally retired to concentrate on her philanthropic work after donating USD140mil worth of her company’s stock to fund scholarships for students studying to become nurses, social worker or day-care staff, under the Yoshiko Shinohara Memorial Foundation.

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