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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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6 Social Media Community Management Tips for Better Customer Loyalty

6 Social Media Community Management Tips for Better Customer Loyalty

In this digital age, it’s almost impossible to promote your business without using social media platforms to some extent. And while most of us have a general idea of utilizing social media as a means of generating awareness and increasing website traffic, have we ever stopped to think about what to do next? Social media community management goes beyond the initial step of making your brand visible. At the very essence, it’s about creating a community around your brand, your …

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Leadership Has No Minimum Age

Young people who are new to the workforce may have fresh ideas and be open to wider, advanced perspectives because their minds have not become entrenched in mundane habits. What if we visualized a fresher beginning to rewarding life path, one with many exciting avenues from which to choose? That is a much healthier way for young people to think of their potential as they begin their careers. This article was originally published on td.org. Read More
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Boosting STEM Training for African Women: Why Tech-Related Skills Are Key to the Continent’s Progress

Around the globe, young women are discovering new opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through community training programs. However, the skills gap between men and women is still wide. As the world becomes more reliant on a digital tech economy, African women’s lack of technical skills is undermining their capacity to achieve their economic potential and boost the prosperity of their communities. But though this reality is discouraging, both for African women and the continent’s—and eventually the world’s—economy, it …

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The Power of Fewer Words: Do Introverts Make Better Business Leaders?

The stereotype of business leadership is one of outgoing, extroverted power. We envision a fast-walking executive with endless energy, barking orders and making deals, able to enter any room and immediately take control, handling any difficulty with effortless charm and remarkable ease. This idea has been celebrated in movies, politics, and our culture for decades. And it’s probably false. This article was originally published on allbusiness. Read More
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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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The Importance Of Onboarding: A Guide To Ensuring Your New Employees Succeed—And Stick Around

In today’s economy, companies that are serious about retaining the best, most talented employees know that investing time, energy and resources into a great onboarding experience pays off. Many of us have experienced anxiously preparing for our first day at a new job. You try on a flurry of outfits as you decide what to wear, you stay up late scouring the internet for last-minute information about your new workplace, and you agonize over what to say and do when …

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Inclusive Leadership: Seven Keys to a 21st – Century Skill

The long-time US civil rights activist the Reverend Jesse Jackson is often quoted on the subject of inclusion and these two particular axioms of his are becoming more relevant to business leaders with every passing day. In a world where diversity — among consumers, markets, and workforce talent — is growing, the ability to create an inclusive work culture has become an increasingly essential skill for both aspiring and established leaders. This article was originally published on CFA Institute. Read …

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