Page 11234..1020..»

Category Archives: Personal Empowerment

Religion news May 23 – The Republic

Posted: May 24, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Services and studies

Asbury United Methodist Church The church has suspended in-person worship and will have an online service each Sunday morning. You may view the weekly video at http://www.asburycolumbus.org/latest-worship

A new Asbury Kids video is available each Wednesday. Follow the link: http://www.asburycolumbus.org/latest-asbury-kids

Look for our Asbury Kids Facebook page for fun and fellowship for kids of all ages! Follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/699946243533189/

The church is located at 1751 27th St., Columbus.

Cornerstone Outreach Ministries A nondenominational ministry at 1229 California St., Columbus. Sunday worship services are at 10 a.m.

Bible study is on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 812-375-4502.

Dayspring Church Apostolic Worship begins at 11:15 a.m. at the church, 2127 Doctors Park Drive, Columbus. Every visitor will receive a free gift.

The Sunday Education Session starts at 10 a.m.

Bible Study is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and is a group session sponsored by Heart Changers International, LLC on Depression, Perfection and Anger with hand out questions. These help build our Personal Empowerment and walk.

Our Prayer of Power starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and is preceded with requests and instructions on prayer.

Ignite is the Youth Growth Session that happens every third Friday.

For more information, call 812-372-9336, or email dayspringchurch@att.net.

East Columbus United Methodist East Columbus United Methodist Church in-person services and Bible studies are canceled due to the pandemic.

East Columbus United Methodist will only be offering on-line services until further notice.

Fairlawn Presbyterian Weekly worship service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom (links and numbers below or folks can check fairlawnpc.net or visit our Facebook page for login and phone information).

Please use Zoom to call in by phone and/or login online.

Join the Online Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/431070245 with the Meeting ID of 431 070 245.

Dial in using landline or cell phone: +1 253 215 8782 US; +1 301 715 8592 US; Meeting ID: 431 070 245.

For more information, visit Fairlawns Facebook page or website (fairlawnpc.net), email office@fairlawnpc.net or call 812-372-3882.

All are welcome! Please call or email the church office for most up to date information at 812-372-3882 or office@ fairlawnpc.net

The church is located at 2611 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus.

Faith Lutheran The church has suspended all in-person activities until further notice. Wednesday and Sunday worship services are streaming live on Facebook: Faith Lutheran Church Columbus, as well as times for prayer each day at 9 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.

More information is at Faithontheweb.org or call 812-342-3587.

The church is located at 6000 W. State Road 46, Columbus.

First Christian Church The church will only be having an online service at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FCCOC) and at http://www.fccoc.org/sunday/watch-now.

Details at http://www.fccoc.org

First Baptist Columbus will not be holding public worship gatherings at present. The church does offer a live stream worship connection at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.

First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church has canceled all in-person gatherings, including worship and committee meetings, and the office is closed until further notice. If you need to be in touch, please call 812-372-3783 and leave a message, and the church will be back in touch with you as soon as possible.

Streaming of worship services is available here https://www.facebook.com/groups/56933406910/ each Sunday, until the church is meeting back in person. Join the church as we worship together through technology!

Please know that we are praying for our church, our community and the world in this time of crisis, and we encourage you to join us in prayer. God bless you.

Information: fpccolumbus.org

First United Methodist Until further notice, First United Methodist Church will continue to live stream worship services instead of congregating in person. On Sunday, May 24, Rev. Howard Boles will deliver the message Where Do We Look For Jesus? The scripture will be Acts 1:1-11.

The service will be live streamed at 10 a.m. on the church Facebook page. Services and sermons will be available on our website as well http://www.fumccolumbus.org

Information: 812-372-2851 or fumccolumbus.org

Flintwood Wesleyan The church is located at 5300 E. 25th St.

In response to the current Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation, Flintwood Wesleyan Church is canceling all midweek services and activities.

Sunday worship services resumed with the implementation of the recommended in-person worship guidelines.

Please remember to check our various communication spaces Facebook, Website, Mobile App for updates. Your Flintwood staff will be doing everything possible to keep our congregation encouraged. We need to do all we can to keep our staff encouraged. Above all pray!

For further information about services or our ministries, please call 812.379.4287 or email flintwoodoffice@gmail.com. Church office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our website is http://www.flintwood.org.

Garden City Church of Christ Garden City Church of Christ will continue to honor the Indiana stay-at-home order and has suspended all in-person gatherings including Sunday services, Bible studies, youth & childrens activities, and meetings. Please visit our website or Facebook page for updates.

Weekly sermons can be viewed at http://www.garden citychurch.com/media/ listen-to-sermons by 10 a.m. each Sunday. Weekly packets go out to families with grade school age children that include a family devotion, video, and activities. The Youth Group and the College and Career group are meeting via video chat.

In absence of our weekly gatherings, you are encouraged to continue giving your tithes and offerings through the website and the GivePlus app.

Garden City Church of Christ is located at 3245 Jonesville Road, Columbus.

For more information or to get connected, email us at gccc@gardencitychurch.com or call 812-372-1766.

Grace Lutheran Worship is at 9 a.m. and can be livestreamed at http://www.gracecolumbus.org/livestream.

All services will be live streamed but if you miss it, they are all available as recordings at the same location.

The church is located at 3201 Central Ave., Columbus.

North Christian Church Gather with the church for virtual worship! Services are regularly uploaded to our YouTube channel on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. YouTube: North Christian Church Columbus, IN

Find supplemental worship materials and resources at http://www.northchristianchurch.com. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

The staff continues to work remotely. No building access is available at this time. The church will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation, and update their response as appropriate.

Information: 812-372-1531

The church is located at 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus.

Old Union United Church of Christ Scriptures for the 10 a.m. Sunday service with social distancing will include Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, and John 20:1-18. The message will be What Happened in the Garden?

Though the church couldnt this past April, they are celebrating Holy Weeks Easter Sunday.

The church is located at 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh.

Petersville United Methodist Church The church continues to post Pastor Stormy Scherer-Berrys sermons on Facebook each week; the title for Sunday, May 24 will be Trouble in My Heart.

On separate posts, scriptures will be shared by Joe and Kathy Bush from Psalms 31:5, 15-16, and John 14:1-2, and Teresa Covert will give the childrens message.

In-person services at the church will not be held for a few more weeks.

Information: 812-546-4438; 574-780-2379.

Sandy Hook United Methodist Sandy Hook United Methodist Church has cancelled all public worship services and meetings. Weekly messages are available on our Facebook Page or the Pastor Stephen W. Austin Youtube channel.

The church is located at 1610 Taylor Road, Columbus.

St. Pauls Episcopal Church All in-person activities at the church are suspended until further notice. Sunday Eucharist is being hosted on ZOOM at 10:15 a.m. each Sunday morning.

The First Thursday Ladies Lunch will also be on ZOOM, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. (see website for ZOOM meeting ID).

St. Paul Lutheran In person communion worship services will resume Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. following all CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Pastor Doug Baumans message is entitled Celebration of Ascension: Mission Accomplished? based on Luke 24:44-53.

The Spanish Worship service will be at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. High school and college graduates will be recognized.

Christian Education classes will not meet. The Sunday worship services and the children and youth Sunday School lessons will be posted online Saturday morning, May 23 at http://www.stpaulcolumbus.org and at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnNwPk8yYCeX_bAnyMsXEsA

Radio Worship Service every Sunday at 8 a.m. on 1010 AM and 98.1 FM.

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 pre-school class registrations continues for students who are 3 & 4 years old by Aug. 1. Information: 812-528-0168.

Information: 812-376-6504.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus At this time, the church has postponed in-person gatherings until further notice. Please join the church virtually! Follow the church on Facebook or visit uucci.org for more information.

The church is at 7850 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus.

Information: 812-342-6230.

Westside Community Until further notice, all in-person and onsite activities, including Sunday worship, are suspended. Please visit http://www.WCCShareJesus.com for recorded sermons, as well as Facebook for daily Points to Ponder by Pastor Dennis Aud.

When able, WCC has plans to host a community-wide garage sale. Be on the lookout for more details in the upcoming weeks. If interested in participating, while you are stuck at home this might be a good time to clean out your basements, closets, garages, etc.

For more information on studies or small groups that meet throughout the week, contact the church office at 812-342-8464.

Events

Eckankar of Southern Indiana All Eckankar events in Indiana are suspended through May 31, 2020. This is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes the monthly Eckankar Spiritual Discussion held the third Sunday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation building in Columbus, Indiana.

Check http://www.eck-indiana.org for the latest update on events in Indiana, and you are invited to browse the main Eckankar website for videos and reading material at http://www.Eckankar.org.

North Christian Church The church is temporarily suspending all church activities, effective immediately and for the foreseeable future due to caution concerning the coronavirus outbreak. The offices of the pastor and staff members will be closed as well. The church will reopen as soon as recommended by health officials.

South Central Indiana Christian Mens Fellowship The SCICMF meeting for May 26 will be held via Zoom at 7:15 p.m.

The program will be led by Ryan Croft, Hilltop Christian Camp Director. The theme is Vision 2020 and Beyond and the theme song is Be Thou My Vision.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7565567429?pwd=VVZJMDhxREhwVTBtRnNyTkY1Y0thUT09

Meeting ID: 7565567429; Password: 61984

A second way to join the meeting is by calling in with your phone. You can dial 312-626-6799, then put in Meeting ID 7565567429 followed by # , there is not a participate ID, so simply press # , then, you will be asked to enter the password 061984 followed by #. This should get you into the meeting.

On your computer you may need to first download the zoom program from: zoom.us

Make sure your sound and video are working before joining the meeting.

Read the original post:

Religion news May 23 - The Republic

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on Religion news May 23 – The Republic

Mary Kay Inc. Continues Its Support of Women’s Empowerment at the International Women’s Forum TIME’S UP Virtual Conference – Financial Post

Posted: at 2:47 pm

DALLAS Mary Kay Inc. continues its support of female entrepreneurship, empowerment and thought leadership as a premier sponsor for the 2020 International Womens Forum (IWF) Virtual Cornerstone Conference. Originally scheduled to take place May 13-15, in London, the conference has shifted to a digital format due to the COVID-19 pandemic; much of the same great content and speakers will be broadcast globally in a series of virtual sessions shared weekly at https://www.iwforum.org/.

On May 21, Mary Kay will participate in a virtual session entitled A Conversation with TIMES UP UK discussing important issues such as #MeToo and how the ensuing TIMES UP movement has led to re-thinking womens safety on film and television sets, as well as other industries around the world. Carolyn Passey, General Manager of Mary Kay UK and Ireland, will open the session focusing on changes TIMES UP UK is seeking to implement, navigating the line between personal and professional, and aiding those who frequently find themselves vulnerable and exploited while filming.

At Mary Kay, we advocate for womens empowerment and gender equality and we partner with organizations whose mission is to do the same, said Passey. Today, as the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating womens vulnerabilities and gender inequality1, we know trust and safety are more critical than ever for women to thrive. The workplace should be a safe and dignified place for all of us. How can we ensureand demandthis happens? I look forward to the discussion on the topic with thought leaders from around the world.

Speakers at the session include:

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to continue the conversation around safe and equal working conditions for women within the entertainment industry and beyond, said Stephanie OKeefe, CEO of IWF. As the world develops a new way to work in the context of COVID-19, I am hopeful that there will be strategies in place to ensure women can re-enter the physical workplace with confidence they will be safe and treated equally. Mary Kay is a long-time supporter of gender equality, and we are thrilled to continue this fight with them to ensure a more gender-equal world.

A link to watch the event will be available on the IWF website and its YouTube page May 26: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdLPNS7ai1_XHaqgEnhEjtg

1 United Nations Secretary-Generals Policy Brief on The Impact of COVID-19 on Women, April 9, 2020 https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/policy_brief_on_covid_impact_on_women_9_apr_2020_updated.pdf and Blog article by United Nations Foundation, Blog article from Michelle Milford Morse and Grace Anderson, April 14, 2020 https://unfoundation.org/blog/post/shadow-pandemic-how-covid19-crisis-exacerbating-gender-inequality/

About Mary Kay

One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 56 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer irresistible products, and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ashs original vision continues to shineone lipstick at a time. Learn more at MaryKay.com.

About International Womens Forum (IWF) and the Leadership Foundation

IWF is an invitation-only membership organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF advances womens leadership and champions equality worldwide by connecting accomplished women both globally and locally. Members include Fortune 500 executives, government leaders from the local to sovereign level, international nonprofit leaders, and luminaries from the academy, arts and sciences. For more information, please visit http://www.iwforum.org.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200519005709/en/

Contacts

Mary Kay Inc. Corporate Communications marykay.com/newsroom 972.687.5332 or media@mkcorp.com

#distro

Go here to read the rest:

Mary Kay Inc. Continues Its Support of Women's Empowerment at the International Women's Forum TIME'S UP Virtual Conference - Financial Post

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on Mary Kay Inc. Continues Its Support of Women’s Empowerment at the International Women’s Forum TIME’S UP Virtual Conference – Financial Post

All in the Trump family: meet the presidents surrogates and strategists – The Guardian

Posted: at 2:47 pm

Photograph: Rick Scuteri/APDonald Trump Jr

Age: 42

Twitter bio: EVP of Development & Acquisitions The @Trump Organization, Father, Outdoorsman, In a past life Boardroom Advisor on The Apprentice.

Twitter followers: 5m

Role: Lead attack dog for his father, firing up crowds, goading liberals and savaging the media. A graduate of his fathers alma mater, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he went into the family business. Chris Cillizza, CNN editor-at-large, wrote: The easiest way to understand Donald Trump Jr is this: he is his father on steroids. With a lot more internet savvy.

Age: 51

Twitter bio: Mother, Sister, Patriot, Proud American. National Chair of Trump Victory Finance Committee 2020 and Senior Advisor to @TeamTrump.

Twitter followers: 1.7m

Role: A lawyer, she started appearing on Fox News as a legal analyst in 2004 and a full-time host from 2006. She was previously married to Gavin Newsom, then the Democratic mayor of San Francisco (they were billed as the new Kennedys by Harpers Bazaar magazine), but is now dating Don Jr and frequently appears as his sidekick at Trump campaign events.

Age: 36

Twitter bio: Executive Vice President of The @Trump Organization. Husband to @LaraLeaTrump. Large advocate of @StJude Childrens Hospital @TrumpWinery #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.

Twitter followers: 3.5m

Role: An energetic campaigner for the cause, though much mocked as the dumber younger brother. He is a graduate of Georgetown University who, with Don Jr, stepped in to run the Trump Organization after their father became president. Like Don Jr, he has been criticised for posing with wild animals they killed during big game hunts in Africa.

Age: 37

Twitter bio: NC girl in NYC #MAGA.

Twitter followers: 880,000

Role: Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, the former TV producer is arguably the most prominent face of Trump campaign broadcasts. She is generally less combative than her husband, Eric, and more focused on building support among women. But last year she declared that German chancellor Angela Merkels decision to accept refugees from Syria in 2015 was the downfall of Germany, adding: It was one of the worst things to ever happen to Germany.

Age: 38

Twitter bio: Wife, mother, sister, daughter. Advisor to POTUS on job creation + economic empowerment, workforce development & entrepreneurship. Personal Pg. Views are my own.

Twitter followers: 8.8m

Role: Senior adviser to the president, who once said: If Ivanka werent my daughter, perhaps Id be dating her. In 2018, she announced the closure of her namesake fashion brand amid concerns over a conflict of interest. Introducing her father at the 2016 Republican national convention, she said: Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat. More than party affiliation, I vote on based on what I believe is right, for my family and for my country.

Age: 39

Twitter bio: None (he has never tweeted).

Twitter followers: 107,000

Role: Senior adviser to the president with a seemingly endless portfolio. He is the son of property developer Charles Kushner, who was imprisoned on charges of tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign donations. Kushner took over the family business and also went into publishing. He married Ivanka in 2009 and oversaw the Trump campaigns digital strategy in 2016. He recently described the White Houses response to the coronavirus pandemic as a success story.

More:

All in the Trump family: meet the presidents surrogates and strategists - The Guardian

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on All in the Trump family: meet the presidents surrogates and strategists – The Guardian

Mary Kay Inc. continues its support of womens empowerment at the International Womens Forum TIMES UP Virtual Conference – ANTARA

Posted: at 2:47 pm

DALLAS--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mary Kay Inc. continues its support of female entrepreneurship, empowerment and thought leadership as a premier sponsor for the 2020 International Women's Forum (IWF) Virtual Cornerstone Conference. Originally scheduled to take place May 13-15, in London, the conference has shifted to a digital format due to the COVID-19 pandemic; much of the same great content and speakers will be broadcast globally in a series of virtual sessions shared weekly at https://www.iwforum.org/.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200519005709/en/

On May 21, Mary Kay will participate in a virtual session entitled A Conversation with TIMES UP UK discussing important issues such as #MeToo and how the ensuing TIMES UP movement has led to re-thinking womens safety on film and television sets, as well as other industries around the world. Carolyn Passey, General Manager of Mary Kay UK and Ireland, will open the session focusing on changes TIMES UP UK is seeking to implement, navigating the line between personal and professional, and aiding those who frequently find themselves vulnerable and exploited while filming.

At Mary Kay, we advocate for womens empowerment and gender equality and we partner with organizations whose mission is to do the same, said Passey. Today, as the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating women's vulnerabilities and gender inequality1, we know trust and safety are more critical than ever for women to thrive. The workplace should be a safe and dignified place for all of us. How can we ensureand demandthis happens? I look forward to the discussion on the topic with thought leaders from around the world.

Speakers at the session include:

Dame Heather Rabbatts, TIMES UP UK Chair Managing Director of Cove Pictures; Chair of Soho Theatre and non-executive board member for Arts Alliance. Ita OBrien, the UKs leading Intimacy Coordinator and founder of Intimacy on Set, her company through which she has been developing best practices regarding intimacy and nudity in film, television and theatre and through which she trains Intimacy Coordinators all over the world.

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to continue the conversation around safe and equal working conditions for women within the entertainment industry and beyond, said Stephanie OKeefe, CEO of IWF. As the world develops a new way to work in the context of COVID-19, I am hopeful that there will be strategies in place to ensure women can re-enter the physical workplace with confidence they will be safe and treated equally. Mary Kay is a long-time supporter of gender equality, and we are thrilled to continue this fight with them to ensure a more gender-equal world.

A link to watch the event will be available on the IWF website and its YouTube page May 26: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdLPNS7ai1_XHaqgEnhEjtg

1 United Nations Secretary-Generals Policy Brief on The Impact of COVID-19 on Women, April 9, 2020https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/policy_brief_on_covid_impact_on_women_9_apr_2020_updated.pdfand - Blog article by United Nations Foundation, Blog article from Michelle Milford Morse and Grace Anderson, April 14, 2020https://unfoundation.org/blog/post/shadow-pandemic-how-covid19-crisis-exacerbating-gender-inequality/

About Mary KayOne of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 56 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer irresistible products, and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ashs original vision continues to shineone lipstick at a time. Learn more at MaryKay.com.

About International Womens Forum (IWF) and the Leadership FoundationIWF is an invitation-only membership organization of more than 7,000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF advances womens leadership and champions equality worldwide by connecting accomplished women both globally and locally. Members include Fortune 500 executives, government leaders from the local to sovereign level, international nonprofit leaders, and luminaries from the academy, arts and sciences. For more information, please visit http://www.iwforum.org.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200519005709/en/

ContactsMary Kay Inc. Corporate Communicationsmarykay.com/newsroom972.687.5332 or media@mkcorp.com

Source: Mary Kay Inc.

Excerpt from:

Mary Kay Inc. continues its support of womens empowerment at the International Womens Forum TIMES UP Virtual Conference - ANTARA

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on Mary Kay Inc. continues its support of womens empowerment at the International Womens Forum TIMES UP Virtual Conference – ANTARA

The importance of acting on grand bargain commitments for a meaningful focus on gender in cash and voucher assistance responses to the Covid-19…

Posted: at 2:47 pm

In 2016, world leaders, United Nations (UN) agencies, and humanitarian agencies came together to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian action resulting in 51 commitments known as the Grand Bargain. The global COVID-19 pandemic has already highlighted the gendered impacts of the virus: an exacerbated burden of unpaid care work on women, negative impacts on womens economic empowerment, likely leading to reduced livelihoods and income opportunities, increased gender-based violence (GBV) and protection risks, and interrupted access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) continues to be scaled in humanitarian responses and is an increasingly useful tool at this time of quarantine and social distancing. It is more imperative than ever before to ensure that the commitments made toward mainstreaming gender in cash and voucher responses are front and centre.

We, representatives of donors, UN agencies, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) comprising the Grand Bargain Cash Workstreams Subgroup on Gender and Cash, call on all Grand Bargain signatories to use all means at their disposal to take the following actions:

Ensure that response analysis for CVA is gendered and disaggregated by age and disability as much as possible: This crisis impacts women, men, girls, and boys differently. CVA response analysis must reflect overlapping and unique needs, priorities, and capacities. In market assessments, actors are urged to assess physical access to markets (e.g. basic goods) and services (e.g. health, labour) using a gendered analysis. Assessment teams should be as gender-balanced at the design, collection, and analysis stages. Community consultations, whether using in-person or remote data collection methods, should include women of various ages and adolescent girls, noting that women may not be the most visible market actor informants. Vulnerabilities may shift over time and pre-crisis assessment data may not adequately capture current post-COVID-19 vulnerabilities; decisions about assistance modality should be made using updated data collection and analysis. Lastly, feasibility of CVA and potential delivery mechanisms should be examined from the perspectives of women and men, taking into account intersecting identity characteristics such as age and ability.

Strengthen partnerships with local actors and womens organisations for gender sensitive CVA:Prioritize partnerships with local and national organisations, including local womens organizations.Reinforce national and local capacities as needed to support well-analysed, appropriate, and timely implementation of a humanitarian CVA response linked with national systems and/or Cash Working Groups.

Systematically undertake GBV risk mitigation analysis for all projects with CVA: GBV is prevalent across humanitarian crises. Many signposts indicate that GBV risks and incidence are on the rise during COVID19 with surges upwards of 25% in some cases. GBV case management and services is limited due to quarantines, mobility restrictions, and social distancing. Therefore, it is imperative to identify GBV risks associated with CVA based on current scenarios and mitigate these risks through protective program design. Updated GBV referral pathway information should be a part of information sharing for agencies implementing CVA.Version 14 May 2020 Design CVA that is gender sensitive based on the challenges and opportunities of the crisis: CVA outcomes should have the different needs and priorities of women, men, girls, and boys in mind. In particular, the gendered needs that CVA can support including food security, health, WASH, protection, nutrition, and shelter (including items like fuel) should influence not only the objectives, but also the design of transfers. Womens needs and priorities, especially those of female-headed households, must be meaningfully considered in the design of CVA (e.g. outcome, transfer value, frequency and duration, and accompanying services). Delivery mechanisms, sensitisation, and complementary services should be designed in a manner accessible to diverse women and men (e.g. the elderly, people with disabilities).

Agencies should ensure that social protection and recovery and development programming with CVA components are gender sensitive, striving for gender-transformative approaches post-crisis.Contribute to gender sensitive CVA in social protection systems: Globally, governments are introducing, adapting, and expanding social protection programmes that use cash transfers in response to COVID-19.Many countries where humanitarian responses to COVID-19 are being planned and implemented have existing or emerging government cash transfer schemes whilst others are rapidly establishing such mechanisms. Wherever possible, coordination to and linkages with these schemes will assist national governments to better respond to the crisis. Lessons learned on how these processes can be more gendersensitive and even gender-transformative are critical to improving the way humanitarian response is delivered.

Combine CVA with other modalities of assistance to enhance the economic resilience of women and men: Unconditional cash transfers allow the greatest flexibility for women to resume economic activities when it is safe for them to do so. However, cash transfers can only do so much. Globally, combinations of in-kind, service delivery through awareness-raising like discussion groups or training and community level activities like community asset-building, savings and lending groups, have been shown to be the most promising for lasting impact. When working to build womens economic resilience, men must be involved in the process as agents of change.

Look for opportunities for womens financial inclusion through CVA: Globally, women are increasingly able to access mobile phones, mobile money, and financial services. However, even in places where there are small digital gaps, many women as well as men still cannot access, have control over, or manage with ease these technologies regularly. The opportunities that e-transfers provide to bridge gaps should be seized and CVA design should support enhanced access. Coordination and collaboration with government service providers on digital messaging is critical to support womens full access to government schemes that address economic impacts of the outbreak. Agencies should look to partner with and build the capacity of informal social networks, such as womens groups, community groups, civil society organisations, and womens rights organisations to contribute to market assessments that feed into livelihoods and income generation opportunities.

Collect sex-, age-, and disability-disaggregated data (SADDD) about CVA in the COVID-19 response:Following best practice, practitioners should systematically collect SADDD across the program cycle, including, but not limited to, Post Distribution Monitoring, other monitoring tools, feedback mechanisms, and evaluation. Agencies should publish gender-focused learnings from this response to highlight and scale promising practices and to better inform CVA response in epidemics and market recovery moving ahead. Confidentiality and protection of personal data should not be neglected during the COVID crisis, particularly as women may face additional risks if they are known to be receiving CVA.

More:

The importance of acting on grand bargain commitments for a meaningful focus on gender in cash and voucher assistance responses to the Covid-19...

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on The importance of acting on grand bargain commitments for a meaningful focus on gender in cash and voucher assistance responses to the Covid-19…

Beyond the Boys Club: Maria Brink of In This Moment – Consequence of Sound

Posted: at 2:47 pm

Beyond the Boys Club is a monthly column from journalist and radio host Anne Erickson, focusing on women in the heavy music genres, as they offer their perspectives on the music industry and discuss their personal experiences. This months piece features an interview with Maria Brink of In This Moment.

In This Moment reinvent themselves from album to album, so its no surprise that the bands latest record, Mother, has a fresh style and feel. Their previous LP, 2017s Ritual, was a concept album of sorts, centering around the Salem Witch Trials. Mother is a deeply personal and serious album lyrically, with solid rock riffing, experimental electronics, and singer Maria Brinks soulful vocals.

Mother was released in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the band choosing not to postpone the album. In This Moment were also set to promote the new studio effort with a headlining spring outing, but like all other tours, its been put on hold.

While isolating at home, Maria Brink spoke with Heavy Consequence for the latest Beyond the Boys Club column. She discussed the new album, how the pandemic is affecting musicians, what advice she offers young women looking to get into the music world, and more. Read the full interview below.

On how Mother stands apart from previous In This Moment albums

Its a great escape with everything going on right now, and were always trying to experiment. Were definitely an experimental band, and this album has a more mature sound to it. Its a more empowering, serious tone. Sometimes in the past, Ive been campy and have fun with certain plays on things, but this one had a more serious, empowering energy to it.

On why Mother carries a serious tone

I think everything I was going through in life and where I am in my life brought the serious tone. Ive been experiencing some real things and loss and some sad things and some new life, Thats where I was with everything. I was in a serious place. Its always based on your personal experiences.

On why In This Moment favor dramatic, theatrical shows

Theres something really cool about bringing performing arts and a different visual that you dont always see in the active rock and metal world. You see it sometimes, like with Alice Cooper, you see theatrics, but I wanted to bring some performing arts where the visuals youre seeing can evoke emotions, as well as the music. So, even if you were to pause the music but watch the show, what youre visually looking at is still inspiring and evoking those things, and then when you combine them both, you get double that impact.

On covering Queens We Will Rock You with Lzzy Hale and Taylor Momsen

I know Lzzy, and shes so amazing. Ive gotten to tour with her a lot. I was acquaintances with Taylor and got to know her and am now her friend. Theyre both such powerful symbols for empowering women in this scene. Theyre both such queens but really diverse and different from each other, and they both are the strong faces of the community right now. I thought it would be cool for us three to join forces and show people that we were working together, as an empowerment thing. Sometimes you have to join superpowers! (Laughs) It was an honor to work with them. Theyre both so talented and amazing, and thats the only way we could even cover that Queen song. I love Freddie Mercury and Queen. I grew up on them, because my mom loved them so much. I think it was the perfect song with those women coming together. I wouldnt cover that song myself.

On how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the music industry

Its crazy. Were all living in a movie right now. History is being made, and were all just watching it every day and seeing it on television. I live on the outskirts of New York, so were definitely in the thick of it, and its tragic and heartbreaking beyond words, seeing the sacrifices that people like the doctors and nurses and workers are making, Im moved to tears almost every day. People are suffering. The whole world is impacted by it, but definitely the bigger crowd industries sports, musicians, concerts, all performing arts theyre gong to be impacted really hard because of the mass gatherings. But, I think were going to get through it. I think they just have to come up with, even before the vaccination, something that can treat it. As soon as they can come up with something for treatment for this, we can all start going back to normal. Meanwhile, we have to be patient and pray for people and try to not go crazy in our houses!

Everything at this point is so uncertain for anybody. When were told that were allowed to tour and its safe and were not putting anyone at risk, Im praying that all the dates line up, and we can tour and see everybody can be safe together. So, Im praying that happens. In the meantime, people are coming up with innovative ways to stay connected with fans. Im trying to brainstorm some things, because Im a really private person, and I dont do a lot of press. I dont really do live Instagram stuff or things like that, but I might have to push myself out of it to not be so hidden and to make sure Im connecting with everyone. Because, everyone needs to connect through this time.

On how fans can support their favorite artists during the coronavirus crisis

Our crew is our family, and we just released a shirt where all proceeds go to them, and we re trying to do other things. People are going to have to start being innovative, and I dont know what its going to look like, but were probably going to start seeing strange things weve never seen before and have a lot of new realities for how people approach music and connect with fans out there. Im trying to brainstorm ideas, too. Its insane. Its history in the making.

On what female musicians she was drawn to early on in life

A lot of that had to do with the fact my mom was a rocker and flower child and had me at 16, so she took me to all the lawn concerts. Wed not actually be at the concerts, but wed be outside and listen in our cars. So, I grew up on Stevie Nicks and Tina Turner and Joan Jett and Janis Joplin. My mom loved all that, and we went to the concerts, so I really think that was my first inspiring thing that really moved me. Me, as a young girl, being subjected to all that through my mom was my biggest inspiration.

On how the rock and metal world has changed for women since she first started out

Its becoming not abnormal. Its more empowering. Women are also not afraid to be feminine. When I first started out, including myself, it was much more hard-edged in the metal community with women. It was hard and not soft. I would still wear these Alice in Wonderland dresses and had my little feminine ways, but a lot of of the women around me were more hard. But, now youre seeing women in the metal world being not afraid to be a women and being soft and powerful and strong and heavy. They can all co-exist.

On her personal experience as a woman in the hard rock and heavy metal world

For the most part, its been amazing. Its been a powerful and moving experience. I went from a girl to a woman in this scene, so I got to learn so much within myself. Of course, there have been some difficult things as a woman, especially early on, but I think things like that are powerful things that happened to me that I dont regret, because they taught me how to be strong and deal with situations and have control over a crowd. It gave me grit. I have no regrets. No matter who you are, the music scene is a hard scene to break. I think everything has its pros and cons, and when you put your mind to it, no matter who you are or where you come from, you succeed at it. Dont let things hold you back.

On what advice she would give young women looking to go into music

Do what you love, especially if youre passionate about it. If something moves you and you have a dream, do it. Dont let anybody get in your way or tell you what you cant be. Become the impossible. Always push, believe in what you can do and dont let anybody second guess you. Work on your craft. What is it about you that stands out? If I were to line you up with 100 bands, what makes you stand out? Were all rare and have that beautiful, rare thing, so find that and push that through to make you stick out.

Our thanks to Maria Brink for taking the time to speak with us. Pick up In This Moments new album, Mother, here, and support the bands road crew with this special Stay at Home t-shirt.

Editors Note: If youre a fan of our content, consider supporting Consequence of Sound and Heavy Consequence by visiting our newly launched web store and picking upone of our custom face masks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund.

Read the original:

Beyond the Boys Club: Maria Brink of In This Moment - Consequence of Sound

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on Beyond the Boys Club: Maria Brink of In This Moment – Consequence of Sound

Art to create awareness about the pandemic – Deccan Herald

Posted: at 2:47 pm

Blending old and new

Rahul V Mathew, a Bengaluru-based artist, has been making digital collages using the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma to send a message about the Covid-19 pandemic.

He juxtaposed the paintings with stock images for the series. He chose six paintings based on how the character would interact with the current environment. Each of them is posted on his Instagram page, and is accompanied by a note that expands on a different theme. Ahalya, for example, has been used by Mathew to drive a point against panic buying. The caption reads, You should prepare for the coronavirus but dont buy more than what you need. He also talks about the importance of taking care of ones mental health, social distancing and maintaining personal hygiene.

The Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology graduate was inspired by a project he had worked on previously Varma Printing Press in Mumbai, using the royal artists work. The idea came to Mathew when he visited Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village in Manipal.

It is not just the fact that Ravi Varmadepicted Indian deities that made Mathew choose his works, but also the fact that he made art accessible to the underprivileged sections. I wanted my art and the message I am trying to send across to be accessible to everyone, he says. However, using the artwork of someone who is already established, he says, comes with its own challenges.

Contemporary artist Rehaman Patel, who hails from Kalaburagi district, created a painting to urge people to stay home.

He was perturbedby the callousness with which many people were violating the lockdown.The only option left, he says, is to lock their feet; a sentiment he portrays in his artwork. Titled The Last Option, the painting shows a pair of slippers that have been locked. The sandals have been arranged in the shape of a V, symbolising victory.

Patel has always used his art as a medium to discuss current socio-cultural topics such as education, women empowerment and unity in diversity.

Srishti Guptaroy is a fashion designer, visual artist and illustrator based out of Bengaluru. The idea of my art has always been to spread joy, she says. Her style is maximal, colourful and intricate.The first Covid-19 related post she made on her Instagram was on March 7. It was just a fun poke on people wearing masks and how its thesocial requirement to be in public, she says.Making art on something that is so all encompassing seemed, to her, like the most natural thing to do. She was later commissioned by Myntra to make 30 illustrations surrounding lockdown, quarantine and Covid-19. I was a little overwhelmed initially. But as I started working on it, I realised that this global predicament we are in can actually create thousands of concepts and artworks, she explains.

Her art is not focused on creating awareness, her aim is to create relatable content that can be shared for a laugh. The light and often sarcastic illustrations depict Zoom interactions, the rise in Instagram Lives and even the comeback of Ludo. She says that art is what is really getting us through in a way. I know that it comes from a certain place ofprivilege, but once basic requirements are met, everyone has turned to some form of art for solace, she concludes.

Seen on every street corner, rangolis are probably the most visible form of everyday art we have. So its nosurprise that they have been used to spread awareness.

The idea came from a consortium of 12 child rights organisations. They have been working with young girls who are victims of child marriage and those who might be part of the Devadasi system.

Rangolis seemed to be the best way to involve girls in a community awareness initiative, says Vasudeva Sharma, a child rights activist, who is part of the initiative.

More than 300 girls from places like Bengaluru, Belagavi, Chikkaballapura, Bidar participated in this initiative. The colourful work depicted the virus with slogans asking people to practice safety, showing the importance of handwashing and using sanitisers and promoting the use of masks.

It was not without roadblocks, their work was not paid attention to in the beginning with some families even refusing to allow them to draw in front of their houses. It was the age-old belief that what you draw outside will come inside, says Vasudeva with a laugh. But there were many who not just appreciated but helped the girls in designing and procuring colours. Thisawareness drive is led by two collaborative projects, Initiative for Married Adolescent Girls Empowerment and Getting Out of Devadasi System.

Aakansha Menon is an illustrator and designer who loves illustrating the world around her. She describes her work as minimal and raw. I want to convey a story with as few words as possible, she says.

The artist had never worked from home before the lockdown and the changes that came with it were extremely unusual for her. Art was her way to process it. Everyone else also seemed to be going through the same situation, so for people to relate to my work and find a sense of comfort kept me going, she says.

She has both message-oriented art that deals with the importance of handwashing and social distancing in addition to work that stems from her experiences such as video calls with her mother.

Our only source of contact with each other is through social media, so I find that it becomes more important to connect through it. Sharing positive messages through easily consumable and shareable mediums like art is reassuring to people who are going through a tough time. It tells them that theyre not alone, she explains.

Original post:

Art to create awareness about the pandemic - Deccan Herald

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on Art to create awareness about the pandemic – Deccan Herald

OPINION | Teachers should be seen as frontline workers and will need all our support – News24

Posted: at 2:47 pm

12:41 21/05/2020 Keiran Peacock

I know many educators are uncertain and some are making personal sacrifices in order to return to work. Like nurses, doctors, police officers and sanitisation workers and other frontline workers, so much is being asked of them.

After much deliberation and consultation, the decision to get grade 7 and 12 learners back to school was made by the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga this week.

I have had many discussions with ex-colleagues about the prospect of them heading back to school and have received polarised opinions about how and when it should be done.

Whether one agrees with the decision or not, the decision has been made.

From the 1st of June educators should be seen as part of the frontline workers whose actions will be critical in the fight against the pandemic.

Educators need to be mindful that their words carry weight and thus need to ensure that despite their feelings, insecurities, anxieties or anger at returning to school what they impart to learners has to promote the greater good of the child and ultimately South Africa as a whole.

They need to be compassionate and curious about their feelings so that they are in a position to offer support and compassion to those in their care.

I recently listened to Susan David who holds a PhD and is one of the world's leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist who spoke about the choice we have as to whether we let the narrative coming through the media own us, or whether we let our emotions own us, or whether we are going to exert some kind of empowerment and connection and be in a better space to own it.

She referred to an oft-used phrase by Victor Frankel who survived the Nazi death camps.

He said that between stimulus and response there is a space and in that space is our power to choose and, in that choice, lies our growth and freedom.

You and those you teach did not choose these circumstances and what often happens is that we get hooked into an experience where there is no space between stimulus and response.

We mindlessly busy ourselves by engaging with social media or the news and we begin to catastrophise our experiences. Thus letting our experiences and emotions own us.

Dr David goes further to say that when situations are ambiguous fear is often exacerbated.

The return to school is extremely ambiguous for all parties as no one knows that may happen in the near future.

When one experiences this ambiguity, people often try fill the blanks which results in more anxiety as they catastrophise the possible future.

Dr David refers to emotional contagion whereby people pick up the emotions of other people. Learners returning will pick up on educators' emotions.

What educators need to show is intentionality where they project the ability to not get stuck in their own lived experiences, to not get consumed by news and social media but instead offer an alternative way of engaging with their lived experiences and that of their students.

Educators must not focus their attention on year-end examinations as this is a mountain that may invoke more fear.

Instead they must focus on the daily lived experience of those they teach and make small manageable goals that will empower those in their care.

Educators will be doing what others cannot do at the moment, they are uniquely positioned to build a better tomorrow.

That is so powerful.

I know many educators are uncertain and some are making personal sacrifices in order to return to work.

Like nurses, doctors, police officers and sanitisation workers and other frontline workers, so much is being asked of them.

Educators now fall into the category of frontline fighters and they will need all the support of fellow South Africans if education is to assist our country overcoming this pandemic.

- Keiran Peacock is a former High school educator and was previously in charge of discipline, leadership and pastoral care at Groote Schuur High School in the Western Cape.

View original post here:

OPINION | Teachers should be seen as frontline workers and will need all our support - News24

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on OPINION | Teachers should be seen as frontline workers and will need all our support – News24

Find a balance to fighting coronavirus | HeraldNet.com – The Daily Herald

Posted: May 15, 2020 at 8:06 am

Letters

There has been a growing rift between those who support staying with a longer lockdown, and those calling for ending the shutdown and returning to normal life. I believe there is a more balanced, middle way.

Certainly, we want to protect the most vulnerable, and these people would either choose or be urged to stay safe in some degree of quarantine. But for the rest of us, the cure is getting more dangerous than the disease. Ninety percent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 hardly notice any symptoms. There have been 844 deaths from COVID-19 in Washington state through May 1. There have been many more suicides in Washington; more than 1,100 a year. We also know that this number may increase with an extended shutdown, as lower income residents are being squeezed, and fear and financial stress are well known risk factors for disease and death.

Lets focus on personal empowerment and strengthening the immune system rather than putting all our eggs in one basket, waiting for an unproven and possibly unsafe vaccine.

Lastly, Gov. Inslee has stated that we need to follow the data. The question is, which data? Doctors all over the country are speaking out, calling for an end to the lockdown. Lets listen to them. It is time to trust the doctors, genuine science and common sense, put politics aside and do what is best for all.

Roy Holman

Everett

Go here to see the original:

Find a balance to fighting coronavirus | HeraldNet.com - The Daily Herald

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on Find a balance to fighting coronavirus | HeraldNet.com – The Daily Herald

Trust, compassion, clear communication: effective leadership during COVID-19 – Anthill online

Posted: at 8:06 am

Organisations are systems of interconnected individuals

I come from a software engineering background, and that gives me a certain view of the world. Building good software over the long term requires you to have an understanding of what systems are and how they work.

Nearly everything an engineer does comes down to managing the complexity of a system, making sure different parts communicate properly with each other, that they have a shared understanding of whats going on.

As I moved more and more into people leadership, that perspective carried over with me. An organisation is a system too, and as it gets larger and more interconnected, many of the same challenges arise as for software.

How do you make sure that different parts of the organisation can operate autonomously, yet in concert? How do you make sure all the parts of the system have the same understanding of goals, or how to interact with each other, or even what words mean?

Organisations are systems that are composed of human beings, of course, and that makes them more complicated and more fascinating than any piece of software I can imagine.

Taking an engineering approach to organisations doesnt mean ignoring the personal, human element. On the contrary, a well-designed organisation is one that accommodates the humanityboth collective and individualof the people that make it up.

In fact, like any analogy, the areas where it no longer applies are as instructive as those where it does. People are capable of so much more than machines, and also have a range of needs trust, loyalty, identity, compassion, love that are completely absent from the process of building software.

It is impossible to effectively lead an organisation without caring about and being curious about people. The more you expect from your teams, the less it is possible to separate the personal and the professional. I expect my teams to be creative, determined, autonomous, ethical, accountable. Those expectations can never be met by treating the people in them like machines.

I care about each person as an individual, and am curious about them as a human being. I also take great pride in being authentic. Its pretty easy, actually, once you let go of the need to project a certain image.

Managing appearances is exhausting, so I much prefer to be honest about who I am as well as whats happening within the organisation. Who I am at work is the same as who I am outside of work, and the relationships I build with my team are real human relationships.

People are capable of so much. Many minds can achieve much more than any single mind. The most important part of building a scalable organisation is to have mutual understanding as people. Mutual understanding leads to trust. Trust leads to empowerment. Empowerment is a necessary condition for creativity, determination, accountability. High levels of trust are essential to effective delegation.

Ive always referred to delegation as the management superpower. This fits in well with the engineering approach to leading an organisation. Well-designed organisations become efficient and scalable by virtue of having well-defined interfaces and minimal bottlenecks.

They lend themselves naturally to high-quality delegation, where the function of a leader is to make sure that everybody on their team has the context and direction to know what they should be doing. The more a leader trusts their team and creates a culture of ownership and accountability, the better everybody can get their work done.

Leading a team in the time of COVID-19 brings a number of challenges. First of all, the external environment is changing at an extraordinary rate. It turns out that the fixed points we all thought we could rely on were more fragile than expected, and we are living through this amazing time of uncertainty and acceleration and deceleration all at once.

As a leader, you have to make a lot of decisions very quickly and without the guidance of those old truths. You also have to take your team on a journey of understanding, and keep a high level of cohesion through all this. And of course, youre all probably working remotely, in many cases for the first time.

There has certainly been a silver lining in terms of how old resistances have been swept away. It turns out that employees can largely be trusted to be productive when working from home, for example. Tools available on the cloud make it much easier to recreate the work environment from home. We have made a decades worth of progress in mere weeks.

At the same time, the human factor becomes even more important. People are struggling in all sorts of different ways. Some of them are facing financial pressures, others worry about their elderly parents, or have to deal with school-aged children being kept at home.

Many suffer from social isolation. And thats before we even get to the anxiety and actual risk around the virus itself. Managing the mental health of your team is now a core responsibility.

As an example, we have scheduled a Recharge Day (a company-wide day off) to allow people to decompress and relax. Its the right thing to do, but its also smart business. I expect that net productivity will increase, not decrease, as a result of allowing people the time to tend to themselves and their families

As a leader it is absolutely essential to be compassionate and accommodating during this time. Ask people how they are (and listen to the response), encourage others to do the same. Be proactive in offering flexibility, in offering support. Be kind. This is not a normal time, and pretending that it is will not help anybody. Your team will get through this together, or not at all.

COVID-19 intensifies everything. When I look at the effects of the pandemic on the workplace, the value of a strong organisation stands out more than ever. Strong organisations (well designed, good communications and sense of mission, high trust, deep sense of humanity) will thrive and survive, while poorly-organised, low-trust teams will struggle more than ever.

The key role of leadership is to set context and direction. We have used the planning W framework to work with our Airtasker teammates to develop a shared understanding of what is important to us as a company. This enables quick and coherent decision making across the company, which becomes even more critical through extreme change.

Trusting our teams by default and giving them ownership has been the foundation of how we do things at Airtasker. This culture of trust has allowed us to overcome the challenges of remote work to collaboratively and transparently build a revised strategy.

The sheer variety of cloud-based tools is breathtaking, and creating the toolchain for remote work is easier and more affordable than ever. Understand your needs, and select the right cloud tools. If you can imagine a tool, it probably exists so dont settle for something that doesnt support your workflows.

Dealing with COVID-19 is a marathon, not a sprint and so it is important both at a human level and a business level that our people are able to go the distance. I believe that looking after each other and being kind is the best way to ensure our teams are effective not just this week, but for the difficult months to come.

Yaniv Bernstein is COO at Airtasker a local services marketplace that connects people who need work done with people who want to work. Prior to his appointment as COO, Yaniv was VP Engineering at Airtasker for two years. Before this he held senior engineering roles during his 10 year stint at Google across Search, YouTube, and Google Maps. Yaniv holds a PhD in Computer Science from RMIT University and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.

When he wants to seem interesting, Yaniv pretends that his hobbies include skiing, hiking, cooking, and travelling the world. In reality he passes the time by watching Netflix, engaging in grammatical pedantry (Oxford comma coming right up!), and making dad jokes with his five-year-old daughter.

Founded in Sydney in 2012, Airtaskers mission is to empower people to realise the full value of their skills and has established fast growing communities in Australia, UK and Ireland. Airtasker has grown to support more than 3.6 million members across Australia, with 30,000 monthly active Taskers and over $130 million in annualised gross marketplace volume.

See the article here:

Trust, compassion, clear communication: effective leadership during COVID-19 - Anthill online

Posted in Personal Empowerment | Comments Off on Trust, compassion, clear communication: effective leadership during COVID-19 – Anthill online

Page 11234..1020..»