Entrepreneurship

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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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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Bringing Equality in Business: Manpriya and Navneet’s Story of Empowerment

Envisioning a Free World Inspiration to Start Caked Challenges of Being Entrepreneurs Hopes for the Future Overview Everybody deserves to feel free. LGBTQIA+ people deserve to be able to openly express themselves Women have as much capability to be leaders as men do. If not more. Our vision is to facilitate a world where women and LGBTQ+ people can be themselves. That is why we decided to start our own business, Caked India. We envisioned a business where we could …

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Combining Care with Career | The Journey of Cheryl McCants

Constant Quest for Education Learning and Investing in People Future Business Goals Message to the Youth As a teenager, I was blessed to graduate from P.S. 26, study as a community scholar and attend one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. Those memorable years opened my eyes to the importance of education, the challenges of racism and the value of true friendship. By staying true to my values, and opening myself to a variety of experiences, I …

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The Power of Mentoring and Investing in Your Passion: Bobby Henebry

My First Business Starting as a Mentor Leading Yourself and Inspiring Others Mentoring in the Right Way Leadership and Relationship Building Challenge Yourself and Break Free “You are the most important value creation in your life.” I grew up in a middle-class family. I was a good student and started my first business at age 11: a drink stand on the fourth hole of a local golf course where I sold soda and golf balls. I then started doing yard …

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Innovation, Leadership, and Women in Tech: The Story of Ayushi Mishra

Early Life Family Support, Financial Risks and First Startup Being an Entrepreneur Fighting Setbacks Women and Leadership Advice for the Youth “I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.” —James Baldwin I was born into a family that valued education and academics, which I believe afforded me a certain privilege. My father was a physics professor, and my mother taught chemistry. So, science ran in the …

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Beyond Age and Convention: May Lee’s Journey of Self-Realization

About May Lee Creating Lotus Media House Being Featured in Forbes “50 Over 50” List I come from a humble background, having spent the majority of my childhood in Central Kenya. As I grew up in years, my love for education grew as well. With the support of a father who was an educator, I embarked upon a career journey that is both beautiful and challenging. I am utterly grateful to the Almighty for giving me a brilliant mind, which …

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Chavi Agarwal: The Story of a Woman Entrepreneur in Tech

Journey as a Woman in Business Future Goals as an Entrepreneur Challenges Faced Women's Issue Investing in Oneself and Relationships Sources of Happiness and Inspiration Life Mantra Advice for Youth and Leaders Overview Nothing is more rewarding than making a difference in people’s lives. Women are expected to work in women-oriented businesses and the challenge is to constantly fight a perception battle. No matter what anybody says, you have to concentrate on your career and you create a financial income …

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Sanskriti Mishra, the Founder of Unsamaaj: Helping Women Break Free Through Storytelling

About Unsamaaj Mentor and Inspiration Your Journey in a Word Overcoming Challenges Biggest Achievement Traumatic Experiences Advice to the Youth Girl Power Talk interviews Sanskriti Mishra, author, storyteller, and the founder of Unsamaaj. 1. You recently started your own clothing brand called Unsamaaj. Why did you choose this name and what is its aim? Sanskriti Mishra: The name Unsamaaj comes from the concept that women have a lot to follow, the rules set for them by the society (Samaaj in …

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The Story of Aditya Arora: The Youngest Padma Shri Nominee

The Love for Entrepreneurship Helping Others The Power of Education Sources of Happiness Overview Just like any other career path, entrepreneurship has its own set of myths and prejudices. Community building is very important, but it also takes a lot of hard work and persistence. There is a lot that is fundamentally wrong with the education system. We may call ourselves liberated, but at the end of the day we are still in the shackles of our divisions/grades. Entrepreneurship requires …

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