EasyPoli launches the Women Smart Networking Series on YouTube
EasyPoli
06 Nov 2017

EasyPoli launches the Women Smart Networking Series on YouTube

In order to make the Women Smart Networking Series accessible to a larger audience, EasyPoli launches the concept on YouTube. Networking ain’t easy. We – women – know that business networking is leveraging business and personal connections but because it involves relationship building, the activity can be perceived as a complex process and usually fall far down the list of priorities when it comes to business development. The...

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EasyPoli meets International Popstar AKON – Senegal
EasyPoli
29 Jul 2017

EasyPoli meets International Popstar AKON – Senegal

I met the international Pop Star Akon while I was doing a consulting mission for Give1Project in Senegal. GIVE1PROJECT is a global organization that aims to engage young people as leaders in creating and building strong communities. The project accomplishes this aim through the successful operation of civic engagement, employment training and educational programs. These programs are purposely and strategically designed to assist young men...

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EasyPoli: A voice for women’s leadership at UNESCO – Paris
EasyPoli
20 Mar 2017

EasyPoli: A voice for women’s leadership at UNESCO – Paris

EasyPoli Consulting had the pleasure to engage UNESCO Paris headquarters in March, 2017. The work of UNESCO to reduce gender inequality in education is crucial as it affects both girls and boys, and women and men, but girls and women are still more often disadvantaged. In March 2017, Darine BenAmara, founder of EasyPoli Consulting was asked by Thione Niang, founder of Give1Project, to produce a women...

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EasyPoli à la Journée Internationale des Droits des Femmes 2017 – France
EasyPoli
08 Mar 2017

EasyPoli à la Journée Internationale des Droits des Femmes 2017 – France

Ce fut un honneur de présenter le discours d’ouverture de l’évènement Le Biterrois a des Elles: Soirée pour l’entrepreneuriat féminin, à l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des Droits des Femmes 2017.   ” Merci à Raphaëlle et son équipe de m’avoir donné l’opportunité d’être ici et de partager ma passion qui est aussi mon métier, aujourd’hui à l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des droits des...

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Jamaica’s Journey to Gender Equity
EasyPoli
28 Feb 2017

Jamaica’s Journey to Gender Equity

I was recruited as a Gender Advisor in Jamaica beginning in January 2016. For the past five years, I have been providing advisory and technical contributions and guidance in the area of gender equality to organisations in Africa, Europe and North America. Despite the fact that Jamaica has the highest proportion of women managers (60%) globally, there is a long way to go before the country achieves...

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Inspiring Hundreds of Young Entrepreneurs in Jamaica
EasyPoli
28 Jan 2017

Inspiring Hundreds of Young Entrepreneurs in Jamaica

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” KINGSTON – On Saturday, January 21, 2017 the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) hosted their first entrepreneur conference, ‘Young Entrepreneur: Own Your Future’. The conference was held at the Courtleigh Auditorium...

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Meeting with Jamaica Prime Minister at Jamaica House
EasyPoli
26 Jan 2017

EasyPoli meets Prime Minister of Jamaica

It was such an honour! I met the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the honourable Andrew Holness, who greatly welcomed my new initiative “Young Entrepreneur: Own Your Future” in partnership with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC). I have worked in various countries around the world and youth unemployment is one the biggest barriers to development. There are millions of youth in the world eager to...

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EasyPoli meets the leader Thione Niang
EasyPoli
23 Jan 2017

EasyPoli meets the leader Thione Niang

Thione Niang is a mentor, political activist, community leader and social entrepreneur. “To propel ourselves to our next level of success, we must turn our fears into power and our dreams into reality.” – Thione Niang EasyPoli Consulting had the pleasure to meet with Thione Niang in Jamaica. Mr. Niang came to speak at the Young Entrepreneur: Own Your Future conference, a new initiative that...

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EasyPoli meets UN Women Excecutive Director – Jamaica
EasyPoli
22 Nov 2016

EasyPoli meets UN Women Excecutive Director – Jamaica

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was in the Caribbean for the first time. A key emphasis of the Executive Director’s visit was on the importance of human security and safety of women and girls in the region. In Jamaica, the social discrimination against women, particularly with regards to sexual violence, is often exacerbated by the criminal justice system; many women in the country are...

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Violence Against Women (Gender-based violence)
Uncategorized
19 Nov 2016

Violence Against Women (Gender-based violence)

The issue of gender-based violence reaches every corner of the world. The numbers of women and girls affected by this problem are staggering. Violence against women and girls is a global epidemic that affects the health and economic stability of women, their families, and their communities. What is gender-based violence? ‘Gender-based violence’ (GBV) and ‘violence against women’ are terms that are often used interchangeably as...

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Uncategorized
28 Oct 2016

Empowering Women For Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”[1] I have been writing and talking a lot (on my YouTube channel) about the importance of including women’s needs in every aspect of global development because gender disparity is among the most pervasive forms of inequality in the world[2]. Without serious steps...

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Women in Politics
Uncategorized
22 Oct 2016

Women in Politics

The equal participation of women in politics and government is integral to building strong communities and vibrant democracies in which women and men can grow. By voting, running for office, and engaging in civil society as leaders and activists, women shape laws, policies, and decision-making in ways that reflect their interests and needs, as well as those of their families and communities. However, from the...

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Women Leadership in the Workplace
Uncategorized
15 Oct 2016

Women Leadership in the Workplace

Women have made great progress in the workplace, but inequality persists. It isn’t news that, in 2016, women remain underrepresented across organizations, especially at senior levels of leadership. In this article, we are going to take a look at the ways men and women inhabit the world of work and what can be done to make them more equal. Women in the workplace: According the a study...

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Business pitching at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC
EasyPoli
30 Sep 2016

EasyPoli Pitching Business at the US Chamber of Commerce – Washington D.C

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. EasyPoli Consulting was one of the 20 selected among the 300 participants to pitch to a panel of judges. The competition was open to companies in any industry. The idea of standing up in front of a room full...

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EasyPoli at the National Endowment for Democracy – Washington
EasyPoli
24 Sep 2016

EasyPoli at the National Endowment for Democracy – Washington

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. “Democracy involves the right of the people freely to determine their own destiny.” – Statement of Principles and Objectives, 1984 I was eager to talk about the equal participation of women in politics and government as an integral part to building strong...

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EasyPoli at the White House to discuss leadership – Washington
EasyPoli
20 Sep 2016

EasyPoli at the White House to discuss leadership – Washington

The Give1Project Global Leadership Summit in partnership with the White House, is a program designed to provide opportunities for young professionals to build global networks and develop their professional and interpersonal skills. Participants hold discussions with business leaders, political experts, congressmen, senators and other young professionals to deepen their knowledge of culture and politics, and establish connections globally. “When we connect global leaders and entrepreneurs...

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EasyPoli at the Annual Congressional Black Caucus Conference – Washington D.C
EasyPoli
18 Sep 2016

EasyPoli at the Annual Congressional Black Caucus Conference – Washington D.C

EasyPoli consulting was invited to attend the 46th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Conference taking place September 14 to 17, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. This week’s Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) created an exciting platform for exchange and for taking action on critical issues both nationally and locally.  ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African...

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