Leadership In Africa: Are You Leading A Purpose-Driven Life?

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People can spend their entire lives in search for purpose.  We understandably seek it in family, education, work that engages us.  But sometimes that is not enough and some of us fall into a rut of the continuous grasping for power and prestige items like fast cars and McMansions that we think will satiate us and give our life purpose. 

But the externals often fail to offer the balm we seek.  Continue reading “Leadership In Africa: Are You Leading A Purpose-Driven Life?”

Despite Death Threats A Gay Leader Emerges In Afghanistan

After the shootings at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, by Omar Mateen, a U.S. resident of Afghan descent, we can’t help but revisit a past interview with Afghani gay activist, Nemat Sadat.  His intelligence and honesty on what it means to be gay in Afghanistan is extremely insightful.

All eyes are on the upcoming run off of the Afghanistan presidential election between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani in mid June. But millions of Afghans are talking about a new emerging leader not on the ballot, Nemat Sadat, who happens to be gay.   Continue reading “Despite Death Threats A Gay Leader Emerges In Afghanistan”

.@SallieKrawcheck and The Hit #Women Have Taken On #Wall Street

Former President of Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management division, and one of the most visible women on Wall Street, @SallieKrawcheck has set her sights on Washington, bank regulation, social media and sponsors, not mentors, to help women navigate their careers.

Former President of Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management division, and one of the most visible women on Wall Street, @SallieKrawcheck has set her sights on Washington, bank regulation, social media and sponsors, not mentors, to help women navigate their careers.

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OV Gallery: How To Survive In The Shanghai Art Scene

As winter approaches and darkness descends just after 4 p.m. and temperatures plummet into single digits, some people’s spirits can spiral into that proverbial black hole of winter doldrums.  Not so for Shanghai art curator, Rebecca Catching, Director, OV Gallery.  She sees winter as a plethora of possibilities.  “If we didn’t have winter, how could we appreciate the beautiful summer?” she said. Continue reading “OV Gallery: How To Survive In The Shanghai Art Scene”

Saving Face: Filmmakers On Their Academy Award Winning Film

Filmmakers, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, spoke to a sold out crowd at New York’s Asia Society, about their 2012 Academy Award winning documentary (short subject), Saving Face.  The film focuses on two women who were the victims of their husband’s acid violence against them. According to the film, about 100 Pakistani women are the victims of acid violence, usually by a husband or family member.  But the situation is not just a Pakistani problem, it’s a global problem, affecting women in the UK, Uganda, India, Cambodia and many other countries. Continue reading “Saving Face: Filmmakers On Their Academy Award Winning Film”