Diversity & Inclusivity

Sameer Somal & Patrick Mataix

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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) As a queer person, I grew up in a conservative society where LGBTQIA+ people don’t feel safe to be as outspoken and proud as they should be. We …

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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 Can you share a little about your childhood, where you grew up, and some background information? I was born and raised in the south of France, in a small town called Avignon. My grandmother raised me until I was almost 5 years old. She had a strong personality. She migrated to France from …

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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 “We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” —by Jimmy Neil Smith People are brought together by stories. Regardless of our language, religion, ethnicity, or political preferences, stories connect to our feelings and what we stand for. Stories that capture our hearts and minds become a part of our being and who 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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Bridging the Classroom Divide

Bridging the Classroom Divide: How Prejudice, Gender Profiling, and Misuse of the EWS System Continue to Hold Us Back.

The Classroom Divide The Physical Divide A Uniform System—Or Is It? The EWS System The Future Is Now Looking at the polished windows, the spotless buildings and the runway-ready uniforms of today’s first-tier schools one would think the scenes from the father of the Indian Constitution, Ambedkar’s school days, are long-forgotten—But are they? A closer look into the classroom shows a different scene. The classroom divide—deepened by the pandemic—is still present, with more facets than ever. This divide is not …

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The Millennial Perspective on Gender-Fluid Organizations

The Millennial Perspective on Gender-Fluid Organizations

Understanding Gender Inclusive Organizations Evolving Preferences Among Millennials Increasing Representation Today Implementing Gender-Fluid Practices The gender and sexuality narrative around the globe is undergoing a massive transition. Today, more and more millennials are coming forward with a strong desire to be seen, heard, and appreciated for who they are. Identity and representation have taken on a more profound meaning. Though monumental, this shift is not sudden. With increasing awareness over the past few decades and numerous platforms available to voice …

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Africa is the next big skills market – but youth need education and opportunities-By Rachita Sharma

Africa is the Next Big Skills Market – But the Youth Needs Education and Opportunities

Africa is the next big skills market – but youth need education and opportunities. The developing entrepreneurial movement among African youth is being increasingly recognised. Providing meaningful training and job opportunities for them can improve the quality of life of all the continent’s citizens, and counter poverty and illiteracy rates. According to the World Bank, there will be a 70% rise in Africa’s working population (ages 15 to 64) between 2015 and 2035. The 15- to 24-year-old age group is …

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