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Kurtney Garcia

Director, Marketing & PR, Girl Power Talk Kurtney is an avid novel reader and delights in writing poetry. Growing up in a small town, she has always dared herself to be resilient and ever-ready wherever life plants her.

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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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Kindness and Communication: Kunika Rathore’s Strategy for Success

Childhood Experiences Journey from Social Media to Finding Unknowns Overcoming Barriers Advice to Youth What was your childhood like? And how did it shape your journey as a person you have become today? I have always been a decision-maker, even as a kid. At that time it was about what I wanted to study, where I wanted to study or what I liked to wear, who I wanted to be friends with. I have always been a person who does …

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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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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 youth need education and opportunities-By Rachita Sharma

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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