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    My story by Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame

    July 2020 is the Female Wave of Change Story telling month: Stories matter and we want you to share yours! Today Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame shares her story. It is widely accepted that the legal profession, specifically in the mining industry, is still a largely male-led space, writes Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame. “This fact presents the women in these areas with many barriers, but also countless opportunities. Women in the legal profession face numerous issues, which include: under- representation of females at senior levels; inconsistent allocation of work; inadequate exposure; unequal pay with male counterparts; lack of promotion and business development opportunities; and failure to retain woman attorneys, particularly women with children. Women tend…

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    My story by Elizabeth Banda

    July 2020 is the Female Wave of Change Story telling month: Stories matter and we want you to share yours! Today Elizabeth Banda shares her story.   Gift of Love   “My name is Elizabeth Banda. I am a mother of two, a girl who’s eleven years old and a boy who is three. I would like to share my story on how we effectively managed and reduced the effects of autism on our daughter.  My daughter was diagnosed at the age of two; she couldn’t say a word until she was three. We tried numerous avenues, from various forms of therapy to diet plans, you name it! But I would…

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    My Story by Viola Edward

    July 2020 is the Female Wave of Change Story telling month: Stories matter and we want you to share yours! Today Viola Edward shares her story from being a serial migrant to growing into a serial awardee. From Serial Migrant to Serial Awardee “I am a relational being, passionate, adventurous, and in love with humanity, people, and nature. I am an eternal student, a traveler who is madly in love with psychology. I am a polyglot, a sister, a wife, a real and true friend for many.  Together is better As a creative social entrepreneur, business consultant, and advisor, I guide senior leaders and their teams to evolve their organizations’…

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    My Story by Lily Lynette Bashe

    July 2020 is the Female Wave of Change Story telling month: Stories matter and we want you to share yours! Today Lily Lynette Bashe from South Africa shares her story! After a long career as a teacher I now wish to travel! “Born 8 April 1956. I am married to Michael Mkuseli Bashe and we have three grown up girls and granddaughters. We are both retired. Our wish is to travel. We had started but our tour was cut short because of the Corona Virus. My life as a teacher I hold Bachelor of Education from the University of South Africa. This was after I had done my Higher Secondary…

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    My Story by Martha Douwma

    July 2020 is the Female Wave of Change Story telling month: Stories matter and we want you to share yours! Today our Inner Circle Member Female Wave of Change, Martha Douwma in The Netherland shares her story of Bicultural Relationship and learning about racism. Experiences of racism ignited by a bicultural relationship “First, this is my story. Not about me, but especially my process on adopting awareness. And inviting you to learn out of it too. Sharing my lessons by becoming a partner and a mother in a bicultural relationship. I grew up in a white neighborhood in a small village in The Netherlands. Primary school was a white only…

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    My Story by Renée van der Burg

    July 2020 is the Female Wave of Change Story telling month: Stories matter and we want you to share yours! Today Renée van der Burg, board member Female Wave of Change shares her story for corporate leader to empowering women across the world. From Corporate leader to Empowering Women Across the World “I was born in a middle-sized town near the sea in the Netherlands, as youngest daughter of hardworking, loving parents, with a sister 7 years above me and a brother almost 11 years older than me. In Dutch, they say “nakomertje”, something like the one who comes late. My name was chosen specifically in case I would be…