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Sameer Somal

Co-Founder, Girl Power Talk Sameer Somal is a feminist, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. Sameer is a Co-Founder of Girl Power Talk and the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Technology. An active member of CFA Institute, the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) and the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), he is relentlessly committed to empowering today’s youth with opportunities to become tomorrow’s global leaders.

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It’s Manly to Be a Feminist

What Being a Feminist Actually Means Feminism Is Not Just Women’s Work Gender Equality Improves Men’s Lives, Too How Men Can Make a Difference as Feminists The word feminist can send many men into a cold sweat. Often, feminism is maligned in the media as radical, angry women making noise or claiming they don’t need men. Too often, men think feminism is only a women’s issue and that they should avoid any connection with it, positive or negative. Some fear …

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Pushing Boundaries and Owning Her Truth: Taynia Vakapuna

About Taynia Vakapuna Starting at Everspire “Have the courage to be disliked.” Despite what others might think, I have come to accept that there’s no harm and no foul when it comes to principles and pure intentions. I believe, it is our responsibility to ensure that those decisions are right for us, and that they genuinely support the well-being of our loved ones. Doing what is right is more important than being liked by every person that crosses my path. …

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Breaking Barriers to Build Her Own Legacy: Mary Sue Bissell

About Mary Sue Bissell Responsibilities At The US-Asia Institute “It is not the leaders that will necessarily impact your life, but the people.” As a young girl in a small village in South Dakota, I was blissfully oblivious to the worries of the outside world. My home, a small hamlet of mere 800 people, provided me with a true feeling of community and belonging. We owned a small family hotel where my grandmother took care of everything. She was my …

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4 Reasons Why Empathy Is the Key to Strong Leadership

Henry Ford once said, "If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own." Ford was a revolutionary in many ways, but his empathetic leadership style was undoubtedly before its time. He was a "people person," well-known for the loyalty he inspired in his workforce and the high productivity that came as a result. While Ford's approach …

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Fiercely Gritty and Earnestly Courageous in the Face of Adversity: Adrika Goyal

About Adrika Goyal Choosing The Road Less Traveled “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill Even though I am just 11 years old, I have realized that age is just a number. I do not count my short life on this earth in terms of accomplishments or achievements. Life is a long journey and so far, I am enjoying the ride. I made a conscious choice to devote my time towards the betterment of …

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From Small-Town Central Mexico to World Traveler; Breaking Barriers With Each Step: Martha Reyes

About Martha Reyes Adopting An Entrepreneurial Mindset "I took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost Growing up in a small town in Central Mexico, girls were encouraged to study Literature, Arts or Marketing. Having said that, in my mind, I was never confined by these social conventions and associated expectations. Determined to study science, I pursued Engineering for my undergraduate studies. I found myself in a class with 20 men and …

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Healthy & Hassle – Free Menstrual Care With the Pink Box: Sanjana Pai

Inspiration Behind The Pink Box Menstrual Care With The Pink Box Like many young people, I was often asked “where do you see yourself in five years?” – And much to everyone’s surprise, I actually had an answer for it: I will create a business that caters to women and supports their well-being. I initially wanted to start a merchandise line specializing in quirky female fashion, but I soon realized that the market was saturated and the barriers to entry …

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Women in Sports: Maclaine Westford

Maclaine's Story Growing up in California, Maclaine started playing volleyball when she was just four years old. It never crossed her mind that sports were not as easily accessible to girls in other countries. Immersing herself into communities & different countries while studying abroad, Maclaine was surprised to learn that there was a massive gender gap in sports across multiple countries. “Sport is a universal language. I may not speak the same spoken or written language as you but I …

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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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