Wandia's World


To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics, and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.

To know even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Key Traits of Successful Leaders: Inspiration, Inclusion, Integrity

What are the characteristics of a good leader? It’s an age-old question and everyone has an answer. Most people say good leaders have some core characteristics like influence, courage, vision, empathy, the ability to delegate, strong communication skills, self-awareness, learning agility, gratitude, respect, and more. While these characteristics matter, leadership…..

Your Mindset & 5 Keys to Effective Leadership in Uncertain Times

Right now marketing calls for relevance, empathy, performance, productivity, focus, resilience and so many skills. I believe that LEADERSHIP is the most valuable skill you can have in these times of great uncertainty. As a leader, there’s a part of you that’s strong, regardless of what’s happening around you. There…..

How to Have Conversations on Racism

I’ve been having a lot of conversations about racism. It’s not something we talk about because it’s incredibly uncomfortable and for a black woman in tech who already feels marginalized it can be tough to say what’s on my mind. Yet in some sense, I can empathize with the executives…..

Silence is Violence: It’s Time to Have the Tough Conversations

Both coronavirus and the pandemic of racism have shown how we are inextricably connected through our shared vulnerability. As the world watched the blatant murder of a black man in broad daylight, hearts stopped simultaneously. After a difficult and painful year dealing with personal battles of racial injustice, my initial…..

How to Survive the Pandemic with Self-Care

Social distancing may be lonely, but you’re not alone.   Emotions are in upheaval for all of us, but this hard moment isn’t how you’ll feel forever.   If times are tough, remember, so are you! Click To Tweet   You are a well of creative ingenuity and even if…..

5 Ways to Power Your Small Business Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The world has been turned upside down. The ability to adapt is a matter of life or death for many businesses, because even when we are past the chaos, things won’t likely be the same again. For most businesses to survive the storm, they need a new game plan. Adapt……

Seeing The Light

A Powerful Poem by Best Selling Author Robert Michael Fried Some things hazy Soon will be right Some things hidden will come into sight Some things so wrong will soon become clear As we gallantly strive towards a life without fear Check out “Seeing the Light” a powerful poem by…..

Goodbye Grandma

My cũũcũ passed away today. I’m told she died peacefully in her home and felt no pain. My story began with my cũũcũ. Her story was one of will power, persistence and principle. She pushed herself beyond her point of endurance so her children would have hope, a future. She…..

[Call for Volunteers] COVID-19 Innovations

Hope you are all keeping healthy! I’d like to celebrate contributions of members of the Alliance4ai Africa community to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and ask if there’s anyone here with a knack for PR and creative writing who’d like to volunteer on telling this story so we find them more…..

The Gift of Coronavirus

If we are fortunate, we are not stuck at home, we are safe at home. During this crisis, I think about health workers, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers, transit and utility workers—and so many others—who are selflessly getting up every day to make sure we have the things we need……