Focus & Growth

By Racheal Kiiza This week marks the beginning of March, and with the new month comes the realization that we are well into 2017. There are a lot of months left in the year but it’s important to take stock of our progress towards the goals we set at the end of 2016.  No time like […]

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Try Victory Parties!

By Racheal Kiiza The monthly curtains opens revealing November and, if you are like me, panic hits at the thought of the year coming to a close. I rummaged through my diary to look up goals I had set for October, to do a quick evaluation and set new goals for November, per my usual custom. […]

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Words Should Build, Not Break

By Laura Walusimbi Growing up I heard this popular children’s rhyme too many times to count: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I suppose the rhyme was meant to dissuade us from reacting negatively to name-calling. If someone attempted to beat you with a stick or threw a […]

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We All Have Our Loads To Bear, Crosses To Carry

By Eunice Aber We all have our loads to bear, crosses to carry And though one’s seems greater or lesser We all feel the weight underneath Sometimes we compare But we each can bear; only what we have been given Sometimes we desire But we know not the burden; that is hidden behind smiling faces […]

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We Belong In Kitchens …And Boardrooms Too

By Mahbuba Matovu Here’s a picture of my classmates and I. Funny how we took this picture so randomly and yet each time I look at it, I feel so much pride in sharing a moment with these beautiful African ladies. Miranda, Ifeoma, Ahunna, Sussan and I are pursuing our Doctorates in Pharmacy in Houston, […]

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Do You Boo Boo!

By Anna Kakuba Disclaimer: I wouldn’t encourage any self respecting individual to use the words “Boo Boo”. Moving on swiftly…. I was a timid child. I always needed other kids to think for me. It was easier being far from the spotlight. I think that for most of my childhood, my mother spent her best years […]

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Lessons From An Older Generation

By Laura Walusimbi Social networks. We all have them. A dictionary I consulted defines a social network as a network of friends, acquaintances and co-workers who are connected by interpersonal relationships. Members of a social network reinforce each other’s self-esteem, find mutually enjoyable pursuits and receive support from each other. You might know it by […]

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Be The Alpha Woman

By Mahbuba Matovu The Alpha woman exudes a confidence that follows her everywhere she goes. Don’t get it twisted, a boss isn’t always an Alpha woman; an Alpha woman, however, is always a boss! She knows exactly what she wants and that’s what makes her very admirable. Not even the sleazy commentaries…you’re bossy…you’re controlling…you think […]

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The Game Of Excuses

By Anna Kakuba “How pitiful is an intelligence used only to make excuses to quieten the conscience”- Ignazio Silone,  Bread and Wine, 1936 I have been blessed to encounter so many people in 2016 that have changed my perspective on almost everything. People with backgrounds so dark and filled with gross desolation – the kind that makes you […]

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Et si on Réussissait à Échouer ?

By Aline Tou Quand on parle d’une femme qui a réussi, on entend souvent : « Elle est cadre supérieur dans une organisation internationale, elle est mariée au fils de… elle a 2 beaux enfants très intelligents, elle ressemble à un mannequin, elle a fait de grandes études dans une prestigieuse université américaine, elle roule dans une […]

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