Wednesday, January 21, 2009

21 January - Gender

In today’s show, we were joined on the line by Nadia Thonnard - Wellness Practitioner from Inner Minds. We will be talking about the consequences of a divorce. Her mission with “Inner Minds” is to bring in the awareness that we are all in control of our thoughts, whether good or bad, and that we have the ability to change our thought pattern. She says we can improve our lives by changing our thoughts, even if our environment remains the same because it is our thoughts that make us. Nadia will share with us on how we can handle divorce in a very amicable way. If you want more information or for bookings you can contact Nadia on 082 344 3343 or visit www.innerminds.co.za

We heard from Professor Tebello Nyokong – Winner of the Africa-Arab State 2009 L’Oréal-Unesco Award for Women in Science. Professor Nyokong won the award for her pioneering research into photodynamic therapy which looks at harnessing light for cancer therapy and environmental clean-up. According to reports she is the third South African Scientist to receive this award. We were talking about her involvement in science and the future of women in science. The L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science were in created in 1998 as the first international awards dedicated to women scientists around the world. More than 10 years and 57 Laureates later, the programme is a benchmark of international scientific excellence, and an invaluable source of motivation, support, and inspiration for women in the scientific field. The Awards alternate each year between Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, recognising work that addresses major challenges in modern science. The Laureates serve as role models for future generations, encouraging young women around the world to follow in their footsteps. We closed off with a documentary that focuses on gender issues in Africa.

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