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John Livesay: The Story of the Storyteller

About John Livesay Journey as an Entrepreneur Advice to Youth John Livesay shares with Girl Power Talk the story of how he cultivated the art of storytelling and public speaking.  I was born in 1958 and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. My parents were very focused on the value of education. My dad greatly valued friendships and my mom was a firm believer in “You can do anything you want to do if you just set your mind …

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George Gabor Burt: Grab Your Slingshot: Curiosity, Imagination, and Innovation

Initial Years Entering the Business World Positioning "Slingshot" Re-Imagining Boundaries George Gabor Burt, Director at Blue Ocean Strategy, shares how innovation and an innate sense of curiosity pave way for success. Fun fact: for a brief moment, I was once the youngest person on Earth. If you think about it, this is true for everyone, but is most often overlooked. Yet, it is a very important thing to remember because it reminds us of our inner child and just how …

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Vern Hayden: Celebrating the Power of Women & Celebrating Inclusivity

Experiences Career as a Chairman Role of Men Vern's Inspiration Vern Hayden talks about how important it is to recognize and celebrate the abilities of women and how some of them have had a profound impact on his life. It has always been my belief that women possess a unique skill set, and men can learn a lot from that. Over the past six decades of my career, I have worked with many terrific, dedicated women who are very good at what …

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Attention, Men: How to Be a Strong Ally for Your Female Colleagues

Gender inequality in the workplace is hardly a new problem, and it is certainly not one that can be eradicated overnight. If women could simply wave a magic wand and fix the issue themselves, they would have done so by now. Instead, women have spent decades asserting that they are as intelligent and capable as men and equally effective in the workplace, only to witness very gradual improvement in how they are treated. However, the conversation surrounding gender equality at …

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Ankit Khandelwal: The Man Who Views ‘Yin’ From a Different Vision Lens

Let's Look Differently - Ankit's Blog The True Sense Of Women Empowerment “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” - Aldous Huxley Our perceptions directly influence the lives we live. When we feel entrapped in our thoughts and emotions, we often dwell on them for too long. But, a shift in how we view a situation or ourselves in the context of larger issue can do wonders for us. Imagine …

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Maurice Van Der Kant : Advocating the Strength and Spirit of Women

About Maurice Van Der Kant "What's in the Name?" For Gwen and I, June 7, 2008 was the most beautiful day. It was the day we were married in s’Herenhelderen, Belgium which is adjacent to Maastricht, Netherlands. As a man who believes in the strength and spirit of women, the concept of gender equality never made much sense to me. Women, in most respects, outshine their male counterparts. In accordance with these feelings, I decided to take Gwen’s last name …

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