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I have been quite conflicted on the state of women in our society today, certain things fill me up with so much joy, inspiration and hope and some leave me with immense grief and a sense of hopelessness:

Women of Substance: Women have come a long way from being mere…


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For a 19 year old Indonesian Muslim girl deciding to study in a city 14 hours flight-time away, the concern was never only about the physical distance from home, but also the cultural distance of being in a non-muslim majority country. London is a melting pot of cultures. Per 2014…


2 Co-founders.

1 unified vision to create an app tackling domestic abuse.

0 technical expertise between us.

But as of last week, we’re live on the app store & google play store with ALLY: the app turning local stores into safe spaces and bystanders into Allies.

So, how did we…


This month is Pride month, and this is an important time for us all to reflect on the progress that has been made to make our societies and businesses more LGBTQ+ inclusive, it is also a time for us all to acknowledge and discuss that we still have a lot…


Perhaps the most dreaded word to young people job hunting is “work experience”.

Educated or not, young people in general looking for jobs often find themselves in the catch 22 position. They can’t get a job without experience, and they can’t get experience without a job.

As much as many…


Photo of the back of a hooded protester amongst a crowd holding up a cardboard sign with the phrase, “It’s a privilege to educate yourself about racism instead of experiencing it!!!” — Photo by James Eades on Unsplash

Almost a year on from the George Floyd protests that swept the world and resulted in a collective (re)awakening to racial injustice and inequality; how much has changed since?

It’s a question I’m asking myself now while reflecting on where we were last year: witnessing the outpouring of corporate and…


Nestled in the corner of a cafe somewhere in Bangkok, I had my nose buried in a coffee-table book that I had no intention of reading. It was called, “If I Could Tell You Just One thing,” by Richard Reed. …


A few years ago, I was in Paris’s metro with a friend and, as we were counting the remaining stops before our destination, she told me about a horrible experience she had on the line. She was going to a bar and was supposed to meet friends at the station…


In 2019, like most MBA students, I found myself in a management consulting info session. I was shiny and suited up, but on the inside I felt as if I had just downed a bottle of sriracha.

Was it the first time I felt like I wasn’t supposed to be…


Many companies are attempting to strike a gender balance at a managerial level, in their C-Suite, and on their boards. They are pulling up chairs to the proverbial table and asking women to have a seat and a voice.

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