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Paving the Path for Women in Finance | The Journey of Monique Frederick

Growing Up in Finance The Beginning of Financial Advocacy Being a Leader Work-Life Balance in Performing Arts Message to the Youth “Don’t let society put you in a box and dictate what you do with your life.” Growing up, I never considered gender as a barrier to a career in finance. My father, who was also in the financial services, would teach me about finance or ask me to write down the closing prices for specific stocks listed on the …

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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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Shattering Unrealistic Beauty Standards: Shuchi & Sachreet

Envisioning an Equitable World Beginning of a Close Friendship Launching Power to Her Walking Toward the Path Ahead “You only get to live life once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” We were both born in India and felt the effect of patriarchal issues from an early age. It's very hard to change people’s mindsets when they are the product of systems that are thousands of years old. Seeing injustices at an early age is what initially …

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Transforming Pain and Heartbreak Into Advocacy: Geetha Balagopal

A Tribute to Priya Priya's story Our Mindset vs. Mental Health Priya's Message The Rising Suicide Statistics Rising From Mental Health Issues TW: Suicide, depression, bullying, mental illness On October 19 last year, my daughter Priya would have turned 30. She died by suicide in 2016. That night before her birthday, I was thinking about her and all the pain, anguish and heartbreak of her passing, her advocacy, and her achievements, in spite of suffering from a cruel disease for …

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Helping Young Writers Bloom with Write the World | David Weinstein

The Journey Which Led Him to Inspire Others The Goal of Write The World The Mantra He Lives by Message to the Youth David Weinstein, the founder of Write The World, shares with Girl Power Talk his vision behind creating a global community of empathetic, talented, and young writers. At his organization, he is committed to building a safe space for young writers to hone their skills, share their talent with the world, and get peer feedback.  I grew up …

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Publicist Chris Boneau Discovered His “Second Floor” to a Better Life

Beginning of the Acting Career Fighting Criticism Challenges and Teamwork Learning From Mistakes and Moving Forward Growing up in a little town in Texas, I was around ten years old when my parents brought me to see my first theatrical performance. My life was forever transformed. I always wanted to be an actor, so I asked my parents to take me to an audition for the next play: the role of a 30-year-old guy. I didn't think I'd be chosen, …

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Educating the Community: One Child at a Time | The Vision of Drishti Kharbanda With Sarvani

Childhood in a Punjabi Household Journey in Femininity Challenges Along the Way Vision for Sarvani Message for the Youth “Social work pays in something worth more than money. It gives you a purpose to live.” My childhood played a big role in shaping who I am today. My family, like most Punjabi households, had a patriarchal system. I am the second daughter followed by a younger brother. When my brother was born, I distinctly remember aunties saying to my parents, …

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The Sky of Dreams: Story of Our Very First Woman Skydiver: Rachel Thomas

Love for the Sky Becoming the Change Life as an Adventure Her Advice to Everyone From standing on the ground and feeling something deep inside me every time I thought about the sky, to becoming India’s first female skydiver, I could understand the restlessness I felt as a kid. Skydiving was in my blood since the beginning. Now, I'm a grandmother for the sport! I grew up in a small town of Chittaranjan, well known for Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) …

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The Power of the Pen | The Story of Akanksha Agarwal

The Pandemic's Effect on Her Writing Her Inspiration Her Journey in Three Words The Mantra She Lives By The Journey Led Her to Inspire Others Message to Other Women How would you describe your experience with the Covid-19 pandemic? How has that changed you as a writer? When I caught the infection, I stopped having any feeling in both my upper and lower limbs. It was a really tough time, constantly shifting between home and hospital. Overcome with the enormity …

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