Every female business owner wants to have a brand that would stand tall among its peers and competition whether as an MSME business or established commercial and corporate entity.
While some have been able to achieve this noble milestone, it is still a further mirage for many. A careful study of those that have achieved this milestone would reveal one thing and only one thing …… efficiency
As the sole objective of any business venture is profitability, then it is safe to conclude that building a strong and acceptable brand would enhance this lofty objective. Then for a business to be profitable, a business owner must understand the importance of running a business through efficient deployment of resources.
April Fool’s Day. It’s the one day of the year when kids can take pranks to a whole new level and get away with it. All in the name of “fun”, of course. Maybe you were a chief prankster in your time – and maybe now – so it’s high time you get your dose of your own medicine.
Depending on how creative your children are naturally, being on guard for D-day is a must. A bag of your own fun revenge tricks might be handy to have as well.
It’s over. After weeks, months or maybe even years of intimacy with someone you thought would be yours forever, life has asked you to let go. Perhaps you were in denial at first, with some glimmer of hope. Then anger came and now you’re here, reading up on how to handle the sad emotions on your heart. From breakups to sad losses of loved ones, heartbreak can seem like a difficult phase to go through at first. But with the right support system and recovery tips, you can come out stronger.
Time stood still when news of Dr Orji Allwell’s unfortunate suicide incident broke; Allwell, a beloved medical practitioner who jumped into the Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge last Sunday. His corpse was found three days later by police officials. Not long after, a woman and 500 level student reportedly attempted suicide, leading to raised concerns about this issue. Tensions are high, as you can imagine, and the spotlight on mental health is back on in various circles. Now, with this, we see a rise in depression myths put forward by different sources. Some already on the scene include:
Myth 1: Depressed people are “possessed”
Depression is a scientifically-proven mental disorder with roots in an individual’s psychology, biology and social behaviour. Interestingly, to compare it to a medical condition like cancer would also be incorrect because of this reason, as well as the fact that treatment can’t just consist drugs as Psych Central states.
Fashion trends come and go, but it’s the rule breakers that stay awhile in our minds. Let’s have a look at some trends that refuse to leave for all the wrong reasons. Offenders, be warned!
1. Mum jeans: Sigh.
Attention ladies! Baggy, saggy jeans do nothing for your gorgeous curves. So PLEASE, keep them in your most bottom of bottom drawers where they rightly belong.
We hope Mothering Sunday 2017 was an amazing day for your Mum! She deserves all the love and affection you can give for her many sacrifices.
This weekend, Sterling Bank helped to celebrate hundreds of wonderful mums with the inspiring #MySterlingMum campaign. We asked fans to tweet photos of their mums along with heartwarming captions of how amazing they are.
And tweet they did. In fact, they went all out with amazing stories of triumph and memorable childhood moments, courtesy of their Queen Bees. A huge thank you to everyone who participated and we wish you all the best in our contest! We will announce the winner of our N50K Verve gift cards on Tuesday, but in the meantime, have a look at some of our favourite entries:
Celebrating the beauty of motherhood… it’s one of the many benefits that come with our job as Sterling Bank/ONE Woman team!
We love putting smiles on faces of women around the country. It’s a major reason why at the moment, we’re gearing up for the #MySterlingMum contest this weekend, where we reward sweet love tweets to special mums. We see it as an empowering initiative, giving mums their much-deserved shine for all they do AND a nice Sterling Verve gift card of up to N50K.
To add to the festivities, we’re ripping to shreds false myths that stop mums from shining as much as they rightly should. How they became a part of society is amazing, but it’s high time we label them false.
Whether at work or with family, sexual harassment can be a serious pain and source of stress. If you find yourself in such a situation, let’s help you break free with this simple step-by-step guide:
Start with your why
It’s important to understand why sexual harassment is wrong in the first place before you even take action. It’s what will keep you motivated in the long run if challenges come, the knowledge that you’re a woman worthy of respect. Simply put, you deserve better. You shouldn’t have to put up with long-term discomfort in your life and suffer in silence.
Side-note: We also mentioned the importance of understanding the why when discussing how to find a great work-life balance. Make sure you read it if you haven’t yet.
“But he should know that I don’t like what he’s doing!”
Fact: You’re 50% more likely to suffer from a stroke if you’re experiencing stress.
This alarming statistic from the American Institute of Stress shows how serious long term stress can be to the human body, and why it’s important to manage it as soon as possible.
Sadly, too many women go by their day to day activities as professionals and family caretakers without knowing this, only to experience bad health consequences much later in their lifetimes. Even worse, ailments come but they can’t connect the dots. They don’t realise that stress is the cause of their problems.
So let’s begin to unmask stress together with this in mind. Let’s understand what it truly is, how it can affect your health and how to manage it.