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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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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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5 Stereotypes Every Small-Town Girl Can Relate To

Do You Speak English? Are You Allowed To Wear That? Are You Allowed To Do That? So, When Are You Getting Married? She Clearly Slept Her Way to the Top Overview Class, Caste, Religion, Sex, and Gender: All have been used as the basis of discrimination. And now, adding to the list is our geographical profile. Small-town girls face a number of stereotypes, unsolicited comments, and frankly ignorant questions. Here is a list of the few most cliched stereotypes: Not …

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Pop Culture Moments That Served Women Are Invincible

Taylor Swift Reclaiming Her Life’s Work Because It’s Cheaper Shonda Rhimes. That’s It. Fearless Inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary Female Rappers Breaking Through the Male Swag Most Mindful Make-Up Line Overview Women continue to struggle to find accurate representation and equality in the media industry. Rap, being considered a masculine genre, has degraded women into sexual objects. The efforts of female rappers to liberate women and collaboratively work to uplift and promote their talents exhibit our capability to flourish in male-dominated …

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Breaking Down Barriers for Women in the Workplace: Five Ways To Start

Women in the Corporate World Five Gender Diversity Building Steps for Companies Positive Signs From Companies With Increased Women Leadership Overview Many women still find it difficult to combine careers with family. While we know women possess the skills to excel in “unconventional” roles, a shift in the mindset of the decision makers is needed to bring about change. Switching the focus to productivity and results rather than structured schedules is a beneficial and attractive policy, especially for women who …

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The Gender Bias Tendencies of Educational Institutions

The Skewed Part A World Tour of Gender Biased Experiences Taking a Stand The Skewed Part These are one of the many classic examples of minor gender bias in our educational institutions. Even with lifting chairs, our teachers unconsciously assume that it's too laborious for girls to do it. That they would need someone strong, like a boy, instead of girls.  Gender bias is the acts of preferring one gender over the other. They are usually rooted in stereotypes such …

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How Contemporary Young Women Are Defying Societal Age-Normative Timelines

Age-Normative Pressures Surrounding Women Redefining Adulthood Milestones A New Approach to Having It All From the time they were little girls, society has been reminding women that time moves differently for them, and that they should make hay while the sun shines because, apparently, they depreciate with age. Growing up, girls are constantly reminded of the fact they mature sooner than their male counterparts. Although this is true with regards to brain development, our youth-obsessed society makes women feel as …

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