Doreen Akiyo Yomoah

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Doreen is a writer living in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work has appeared on the Women's Media Center, NPR, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Think Africa Press, and more.

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Communications Predicted to Boom in Africa: Your Go-To Guide for a Career in the Field

It’s no secret that Africa is rising, and the field of communications is no exception. Recently, David Gallagher, senior partner at global marketing firm Ketchum, asserted that the future of public relations is African. “I’ve noticed a big increase in the number of requests listing African markets as primary areas of activity. A few years ago, this...


Africa’s Transformation Depends on Ordinary People Says Founder of Women-Focused NGO

Few would have guessed from Rehmah Kasule’s humble beginnings where the Ugandan entrepreneur would end up today. From empowering women around the country to shaking hands with heads of state, Kasule is arguably one of the most well-known female businesswomen in the region. The youngest of 12 children, Rehmah Kasule grew up in the tiny Ugandan village...


More Than Number Crunching: What It’s Really Like to Work in Finance

Finance gets a bad rap, and we’re here to change that. If the subject calls up visions of mind-numbing days spent staring down Excel spreadsheets, think again. It’s no secret that studying finance can lead to stable (and lucrative) employment, but what you might not know is finance professionals often spend their days mingling with...


The 6 Most Inspiring Companies to Work For in East Africa

Do you live to work or work to live? We spend most of our waking hours on the clock. So landing a job that makes you jump out of bed (rather than burying your head under your pillow) can make a huge difference in your life. The trick is to find a role that inspires you — not...


Lucrative STEM Jobs Aren’t Just for Men — How Women Can Get In Too

In recent years, you may have noticed the media buzz around STEM, shorthand for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM careers are all the rage, and with good reason: The fields boast a wide range of well-paying, challenging, and rewarding jobs. But women are missing out, particularly in Africa. In Central Asia, nearly half of...


Do What You Enjoy, Says the Founder of a Leading Campaigns Agency

Part of a series on Hindsight 20/20: Looking Back, Top Founders Share Their Best Advice. Valerie Traoré took a chance that would change her life. She spotted a communication and advocacy officer opening in West Africa. The job required seven years of experience, and Traoré only had three. However, she knew she possessed something other...


Tourism in Africa is Booming: Break Into the Industry With These 5 Tips

The tourism and hospitality industry is flourishing. In fact, tourism in Africa has tripled since 1990, according to the World Tourism Organization. And more travelers translates to more entertainment, hotels and lodging, and most importantly for you, dear reader, more jobs. The tourism and hospitality industry currently accounts for one out of every 11 jobs...


The Ultimate Guide for Breaking Into Tech

Who could have predicted 30 years ago how technology would change our lives? Today, we’re tethered to our mobile phones, laptops, and tablets. How many hours have you lost following your friends’ Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest feeds? Luckily, spending time online doesn’t have to be a wash. In fact, it can lead to lucrative opportunities. ...