Women empowerment

Digicel helps empower young women in Tonga

She shared her experience, her upbringing and her inspiration that got her to where she is today. 

Her speech was focused around developing the right skills, to have a voice and to be bold in making the right decisions that will lead you onto the right path as a leader.

Mrs Tonga is one of four women that holds Digicel Tonga's Senior Management Team. 

Digicel has worked closely with the Talitha Project by providing internet service to the centre and also help address the issues of violence against women in Tonga.

UN CSW provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the two-week meeting.

The Agreed Conclusions from the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights highlight barriers that women face.

Nice women finish first when they ask the right questions

She is a venture capital investor who has actively supported dozens of innovative companies including ZADY, Levo League, Halllabalu, Bustle and HelloGiggles. Before diving into the VC world, Fran spent 15 years in the digital media space, holding president and general manager positions at Time Inc., AOL and Moviefone. She played an integral role in the $400mm sale of Moviefone to AOL and in building People.com into one of the most successful women’s websites. And the big bonus is Fran’s generosity of spirit. She loves connecting people, mentoring women and inspiring ideas.

A millennial stops giving excuses and gets what she wants

She’s an investor, a philanthropist, a writer and an entrepreneur. Her latest venture is Proday, a fitness app for busy people looking to spice up their lives and start working out with fitness celebrities and world-renowned athletes.

Sarah says she’s “A double minority, a black woman operating in the tech world.” But Sarah conquers that bias by finding ways to be “unimpeachably good” and not letting lame excuses get in her way of what she wants to do with her life. This is Sarah’s Mentoring Moment:

Why women need to stop worrying about being liked

She is the proud mother of @babyshaan and @stanleythepuppy (yes, they’re both on Twitter, and yes, Stanley is a girl). She is the first South Asian woman to run for a New York Congressional seat. And she believes her failures have ultimately brought her great success. This is Reshma’s Mentoring Moment, in her words:

TDB provides microfinance opportunities to alleviate poverty in Tonga

One such program is the annual Market Festival, known as Holiday Market Festival, which is on at the St Paul Anglican Church Hall, in Nuku’alofa.

Microfinance projects aim to help generate income for those who take up the opportunity.