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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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Brand Activism and Authentic Solidarity

The Rise of Socially Conscious Consumers Driving Change with Purpose and Accountability In these polarizing times, many consumers are voting with their wallets, in favor of brands that are striving to make the world a better place. People are generally more willing to buy from—and invest in—companies that take a stand on social issues, whether by showing support for women’s rights, joining the rallying cry against racial injustice, or fighting climate change. Similarly, before investing in or supporting nonprofits and …

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Addressing the Healthcare Crisis: The Dire Need for Doctors in Uganda

Fund A Future Doctor In Uganda Consequences of Doctor Scarcity in Uganda Integrating Social Impact and Medicine Future Prospects of a Young Dreamer Overview: Uganda has been facing a significant healthcare crisis due to a shortage of doctors. Lack of access of medical care in remote areas has led to significant consequences for the population. Integration of social impact to provide quality education in medicine can improve access to healthcare services. Quality and accessible healthcare is a basic necessity for …

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Technology Holds the Key to Realizing Africa’s Full Potential

Africa Emerges as a Major Market Technology: The Pivot of Africa’s Future Given the rate at which young populations in many African countries are expanding, the continent promises to emerge as a major consumption market in the coming decades. Over 75% of Africa’s current population is under the age of 35, and by 2030, 42% of the world’s young people are expected to reside in African nations. These statistics point to the potential for the continent to develop itself and …

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Sustainable Fashion vs Fast Fashion

The Horror of Fast Fashion Sustainability—Not Just Fashion, It’s a Lifestyle Overview In the current era of following trends, fast fashion has become the norm.  However, fast fashion results in overproduction and a massive waste of cloth and labor, causing harm to the environment.  A better alternative is sustainable fashion, such as using handmade garments, thrifting, donating and trading. In the lightning-speed internet era, we are exposed to the world and the idea of authenticity. With this in mind, we …

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Jennifer Kenning’s Vision: The Impact Side of Wealth Management

The Idea of Align Impact Bridging Investment with Philanthropy Advice to the Community Overview: Look at the people around you and find inspiration in their persistence and strength. Remember the position you are in and acknowledge the difference you are capable of making. Commit to something which will help give you a perspective for the future.  Pursue passions, careers, and purpose based on your skills and talents as an individual. What was your childhood like and what were some key …

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Creating Opportunities by Inclusivity: Kat Gordon and The 3% Movement

A Movement for Representation Creativity and Criticism Importance of Inclusion Advice to Community Overview: Don’t be afraid to dream about achieving something different and unique—something that hasn’t been created yet. Trust your own individual values and pursue what you love. Inclusivity is key to any organization, and every member of the community needs to be heard and represented when decisions are made. How did the 3% movement start? As a child, I didn’t think I would get to where I …

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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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Small Town Girls Upskilling at Girl Power Talk: A Case Study

Opening a Window to a Better World The Changing Face of India Women Uprising Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow, explore their interests, and become the person they want to be. Everyone deserves to have access to education and skill development in order to be independent. Perhaps no organization in India is more dedicated towards providing such opportunities than Girl Power Talk. It is a purpose driven organization that believes in the power of social impact and aims to change …

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How to Deal With Sexism and Smash the Patriarchy at Home

Patriarchal Prejudice 4 Ways to Deal With Sexism At Home The Patriarchy Hurts Everyone Overview Sexism refers to “prejudice or discrimination based on sex” and “behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.” Despite the feminist movement, people still have attitudes and behaviors that show a belief of the male gender being superior due to an underlying bias of our patriarchal society. Most people are unaware that their behavior reflects internalized sexism and misogyny. If …

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