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Words of a Woman Warrior | The Story of Captain Yashika Hatwal Tyagi

About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Joining the Indian Army The Journey to Share Her Story When I was 7 years old, my father laid down his life for our country. During my childhood, we had less of everything, or as I like to think, "fewer resources but more power and positivity." Education was very important to us, and Mom always told us to be at the top of whatever we chose. About Yashika Hatwal Tyagi Having women in the army wasn’t …

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The Story of Laura Powers: The Power of Opportunity, Optimism, and Determination

Post Pandemic Aspirations Description of a Successful Person Laura's Inspiration Challenges and Growth Mantra to Live By Advice to Future Girl Power Talk Members Laura Powers, interviewed by Girl Power Talk. 1. What is the first thing you wish to accomplish and what are you looking forward to once things go back to 'normal', following the COVID-19 pandemic? Laura Powers: We have a list on the refrigerator of 'Things To Do Once Lockdown Is Over'. It gives my family something …

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Empowering Women: Creating Leaders, Today and Tomorrow

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one clear, valuable lesson. Women make great leaders, and empowering women to lead makes sense — in any setting — for many reasons. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand; K.K. Shailaja, the minister of health and social welfare of Kerala state in India; and Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, undeniably demonstrated leadership success by managing and controlling the pandemic response in their respective countries. Yet one underlying problem remains. Lingering structural disparities …

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Attention, Men: How to Be a Strong Ally for Your Female Colleagues

Gender inequality in the workplace is hardly a new problem, and it is certainly not one that can be eradicated overnight. If women could simply wave a magic wand and fix the issue themselves, they would have done so by now. Instead, women have spent decades asserting that they are as intelligent and capable as men and equally effective in the workplace, only to witness very gradual improvement in how they are treated. However, the conversation surrounding gender equality at …

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The Best Ways to Motivate Your Team for Increased Productivity

Positive Work Culture Be A Mentor Adopt Wellness Initiatives Promote Radical Honesty And Inclusion Be Flexible Cultivate Joy Reward Generously Be Supportive Put Culture First Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line. Most of us spend about a quarter of our lives at work, and it would be safe to say that we hope for something more from …

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Five Advantages Female Leadership Brings to Your Business

Whether an entrepreneurial women-led start-up or a large corporation giving women the leadership reins, the best companies in the world right now are those that are seeking to bridge the gender gap. Forward-thinking businesses are growing and thriving off the inclusion of women in the corporate space, adapting their practices to attract women and create an environment that brings out the best in them. This article was originally published on datadriveninvestor. Read More
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Eradicating Biases – A Story of Perseverance: Poonam Yadav

Growing Up Empower and Educate "Women! A woman in herself is power, she has the capability to do anything. ANYTHING!" Growing up in Bulandsheher (Uttar Pradesh), I had two elder brothers and I was the only daughter to my parents. Gender discrimination and bias came to me during the early influential years of my life. For example, I attended a Hindi medium school, while my elder brothers both went to English medium schools. They were offered freedom to go where …

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Changing Narratives – Disability and Identity: Eno Okpo

Understanding With Empathy Helping and Spreading Awareness Staying Strong on Purpose "You can be the bridge to someone's tomorrow. So, make today count." ⠀ I remember a little girl, Rebecca, living in a remote Nigerian village. She couldn't walk & had no access to a wheelchair. I resonated with her because I struggled growing up in the face of disabilities resulting from Polio. More so than these physical challenges, the way people look at you eats at your soul. Their …

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