Black women in business: Grace Olugbodi makes maths fun with board game

GRACE OLUGBODI is determined to help kids enjoy and excel at maths.

Olugbodi is the founder of BeGenio, the maker of Race to Infinity, a mathsbased board game for children.

“My mission is to turn mathematics into a game that every child would love to play,” Olugbodi told The Voice.

“I would want my legacy to be that I came, I saw children who were struggling with maths and having mathematic anxiety and low confidence as a result of mathematics and that I changed that through games and gave children confidence that they can get good at mathematics.”

Achieving this is no easy task.


“I’m quite literally used to being the only black person at an event or at a show within the games industry,” she said.

“It makes it harder because I don’t have people that are black females that I can easily find that have gone

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The Undiscussed Problem About September’s Exodus Of Women In The Workforce

Best-selling author Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. Christine’s voice transpires across miles into the heart, mind, and soul of moms everywhere. Women in the United States, Canada, Africa, Australia, France, the UK, Spain, China and India love her writing; it’s reflected in her international social media following and above-average social media engagement rates.

Featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, she has been called a “working mom who’s changing the world,” ”making a positive impact in the world,” “the mom of mom influencers,” a “mom on the move,“ a “branding mastermind,” one of the “funniest parents on social media,“ one of the “best working mom blogs to follow for support, laughs, and advice,“ “the exec inspiring millennial moms,” and “the voice of millennial moms.”

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Megan Thee Stallion launches her own scholarship fund for women of color pursuing higher education

Megan Thee Stallion has launched her own scholarship fund that celebrates women of color who are pursuing a college education or postgraduate degree.

The Savage hitmaker joined forces with Amazon Music to award two $10,000 scholarships as part of her Don’t Stop Scholarship Fund, which is named after her latest single, Don’t Stop, featuring Young Thug.  

And it turns out the rapper and musician has been working toward a health care administration degree at Texas Southern University, all while she’s been topping the charts over the last year-and-a-half.   

Giving back: Megan Thee Stallion, 25, has launched her own scholarship fund for women of color pursuing higher education


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Katrina Kaif volunteers at ‘Educate Girls’ NGO to help improve literacy of rural women

Katrina Kaif had recently revealed in an interview with Film Companion how she is trying to be a ‘good samaritan’. Now she posted a series of pictures from her voluntary work for the cause “Educate Girls”. She is now a part of #TeamBalika and has been out interacting with people from the rural area.

Katrina Kaif volunteers for the ‘Educate Girls’ drive

On Katrina Kaif’s Instagram, she posted a couple of photos of her voluntary work. The first picture shows Katrina carrying a toddler (identified as Ayushi going by Katrina’s post) in her arms and both of them are painting blue designs on a house wall. The young girl is actually seen directing the actor on how to paint. 

The next photo is of a large group of young girls and boys dressed in a red t-shirt with white collar and Katrina Kaif is sitting in the middle. She is

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Women With HIV Have More Non-AIDS Health Issues

Women with HIV suffer a greater burden of of non-AIDS comorbidities than HIV-seronegative women in every age group, according to findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

In one of the largest studies of the epidemiology of non-AIDS comorbidities (NACM) in female participants, the author, Ighovwerha Ofotokun, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, and his colleagues analyzed data from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a nationally representative cohort of women living with HIV (WLWH) and at-risk HIV-seronegative women. Ofotokun’s team assessed 2,309 virologically suppressed WLWH and 923 HIV-seronegative participants in the WIHS with the median age of 50 years. Sixty-five percent of participants were Black and 70% had ever used cigarettes. Researchers also examined burden of NACM according to HIV serostatus and age. The median observation period was 15.3 years.

Overall, researchers found that total NACM were significantly

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Heideveld shelter takes holistic approach to educate and uplift vulnerable women

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The Heideveld-based organisation first opened its doors in 2006 and has helped hundreds of women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse.

Nuraan Osman, the director at Ihata Shelter, says the organisation facilitates a range of interventions to help uplift women and children in the community.

There is a specific 90-day programme for abused women who live at the shelter, which involves coaching, therapy and skills development.

The shelter also runs a youth development academy for vulnerable teenagers in the community as well as a perpetrators intervention programme for men.

In addition, the shelter has an on-site early childhood development centre (ECD) and aftercare programme to support the cognitive development of young kids.

Osman says the organisation takes a holistic approach to building an improved society free of gender-based violence.

“Gender-based violence does not exist in

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We Surveyed 500 Women, Found 1 in 10 Had Been Sexually Assaulted in Higher Education Institutions

The lack of safety for women in India’s streets flows into its campuses, which fail to be the inclusive and safe spaces they aspire to be, not just for students but also for teachers and staff members.

To address these issues, universities and educational institutions had introduced the Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH) or Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) in accordance with Article 21 of the constitution and the law on sexual harassment at the workplace. The primary function of such a committee is to look into cases of sexual harassment, and promote gender sensitivity. The ambit of this committee ideally extends to all students, faculty and staff, residents of, and visitors to, the university. 

The frequency of sexual harassment cases makes it imperative to study and discuss this issue at length. An increase in higher education enrolment of females is not an end in itself. Hostile campus environments might compel

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Des Moines advocate is awarded $10,000 grant to help underserved women in STEM education

Nancy Mwirotsi, founder of Pursuit of Innovation 515 (Pi515) in Des Moines, has been awarded a $10,000 Nation of Neighbors grant from Royal Neighbors of America, one of the first and largest women-led insurers in the country.

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Mwirotsi is known in the area for her advocacy work on behalf of underserved women, refugees, and low-income students, the press release announcing the award stated. She will use the grant to expand her Girls Entrepreneurial Summit program that focuses on educating young women on business basics including planning, financials, marketing, and digital promotion.


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“I am shocked and quite honored to have received this grant,” Mwirotsi said in the release. “It’s such a blessing to be recognized for your work.”

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To cope with pandemic stress, many women turned to alcohol, continuing a worrying trend

Alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

The report, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, found that deaths from alcohol use increased by 43 percent from 2006 to 2018.

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The findings, which don’t include data from this year, come as other research highlights how drinking remains a problem for many in the U.S., particularly among women.

Indeed, the CDC report found that the impact was greatest on women. “While rates were higher for males than females for each year,” the study authors wrote, “the rate of change was greater for females.”

The report didn’t give reasons for the increase among women, but it suggested that women living far outside city limits may have been more at risk. “From 2000 through 2018, greater percentage increases in the rates

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Online learning leaves poor, young women in India behind | Opinion – india news

Kiran, a 17-year-old girl, who lives in a slum in Delhi, has heard of Google but knows little else. “Yes, Yes… I think I have heard of Google once. But I have never used it. I don’t know more about it. I don’t know how to use it,” she said. Through the pandemic, schools and colleges have been holding online classes. This has formalised the digital divide, which also exacerbates the knowledge divide in India. The dearth of electronic devices among low-income families in India is an important and a binding constraint, a fact that has been pointed out in several reports. Providing electronic devices can help, in part, breach the classed barriers to online education. But what it cannot do, and what has received almost no attention, is overcome the gendered barriers to electronic education.

Young women’s use of electronic devices in India is prevented not just by financial

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