Diversity & Inclusivity

Sameer Somal

Co-Founder, Girl Power Talk Sameer Somal is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Technology and co-founder of Girl Power Talk. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on digital transformation, online reputation management, diversity & inclusion, relationship capital and ethics. Fundamental to his work at Blue Ocean Global Technology, Sameer leads collaboration with an exclusive group of PR, Law and Management Consulting agency partners. He helps clients build and transform their digital presence. Sameer is a published writer and an Intellectual Property, Trademark, and Internet Defamation subject matter expert witness. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, he authors continuing legal education (CLE) programs and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Education Advisory Council. Sameer serves on the national board of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). He is an active member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and a CFA Institute 2022 Inspirational Leader Award recipient.

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Tackling the Double Disadvantage Issues of Intersectionality

Tackling the Double Disadvantage Issues of Intersectionality

We all identify with a variety of inherent attributes, or characteristics, that determine how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. A single attribute rarely determines who we are, but rather a combination of several make up the whole individual. Attributes like gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, and ethnicity overlap and weave together to form our unique identities in a phenomenon known as intersectionality. Unfortunately, those attributes that make us unique are often the same attributes that can lead …

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Building Diversity and Inclusion into your Business-IMAGE

Best Practices for Building Diversity and Inclusion into your Business

Why Diversity is Important in the Workplace Why Inclusion is Important in the Workplace The High Cost of Bias and Exclusion How to Make the Workplace Diverse and Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace are current buzzwords, but what exactly do they mean, and why are they important to your business? If you haven’t explored your company culture lately, then this is the time to focus on Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity is usually defined as different demographics or social …

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The Sacrifices of the Woman Who Will Never Be-main

The Ghost of Her: The Sacrifices of the Woman Who Will Never Be

Not Like Other Girls The Memory of Her Embracing My Journey Ahead Overview: Cefiro Samaco shares their experience as a transgender nonbinary person. The discovering of one's own identity may be scary, yet liberating. It is necessary to embrace your past identity, as it allowed you to become yourself. There's a certain beauty in womanhood that I know I'll never truly experience nor understand. This beauty is inherent in all women—regardless of who they may be or where they may …

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Gender Equity and Deversity Girl Power Talk

Why Gender Equity and Diversity Matter for a Successful Business

Why Is There a Need for Change? Why Are Diverse and Inclusive Teams Still a Rarity? How Can Workplaces Foster Inclusivity? Overview: According to studies, businesses hoping to keep growing need to inculcate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their business. Having homogenous teams leads to a loss of talent, innovation, and opportunity for growth. However, equitable teams are still a rarity because of comfort-zone practices and structural challenges. Some simple steps can begin to break through this …

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Living as a Queer Person in Southeast Asia During High School Girl Power Talk

Living as a Queer Person in Southeast Asia During High School

Living as a Queer Person Attend a Pride Event Read More Queer Literature Practice Makeup Know More About Gay Pop Culture and History Experience Healthy Romance as Freely as Heterosexuals Do Don't Feel Pressured to Come Out Don't Feel Bad Because of Religion Live a Normal Life (If That's What You Want) Overview Our society is gradually evolving to become more inclusive and accepting. Pride Events are not just fun, but special opportunities for celebrating LGBTQIA+ individuals. They serve as …

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Bridging the Gender Gap With Female Executive Search: Patrick Mataix

Patrick Mataix's Childhood Embracing Equality and Diversity Promoting Inclusion and Diversity Patrick's Life Values The Wonderful Things About Female Executive Search Balance Between Professional and Personal Life Overview Every time you start something, you need to start from the bottom, and humility is essential to success. Different human beings can look at problems from different perspectives, and that’s why embracing diversity is so important. Female Impostor syndrome, the Queen Bee syndrome, and gender stereotypes are all issues that women continue …

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The Art of Storytelling: A Way to Bring Unheard Stories to the Fore

Why Storytelling Is Important Storytelling in the Digital Age The Continuing Relevance of Stories Overview Regardless of our language, religion, ethnicity, or political preferences, stories connect to our feelings and what we stand for. In the digital age, storytelling has permeated many forms of media. More businesses today recognize the value of storytelling in sales and marketing. From sales to minority group representation, storytelling is now used everywhere and is regarded as an excellent tool for making an impact. “We …

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Putting the ‘Me’ and Social Media: A Lesbian Creator’s Experience – Prarthana

My Journey With Social Media My Inspirations and Passions Overcoming Barriers Advice to Youth Prarthana shares her story of accepting herself and spreading the love of inclusion through social media with Girl Power Talk. Could You Share a Little About Yourself, Your Passions, and Your Advocacies With Us? I’m Prarthana. I share my experiences as an Indian lesbian on internet platforms and social media. I make videos, write stuff down, and crack a lot of jokes about everything that feels …

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How South Asian Nation Created a Platform for Empowering Brown Women | Divya Soneji

Building South Asian Nation The Importance of Diversity and Empowerment Message to Youth What was your vision for the south Asian nation and how has it changed? My vision for the South Asian Nation was to bridge the gap between diaspora and the homeland, places where our roots and ancestors are from. Before launching the South Asian Nation, I noticed that the diaspora was connected to their roots but no one discussed the problems like casteism, religious issues, rights of …

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