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Changing the Way People Perceive Women STEM Entrepreneurs: Mireille Toulekima

About Mireille Toulekima Challenges and Failures Entrepreneurial Journey Mireille's Message “Don’t leave anything on the table of life.” I was born in West Africa in a country called Gabon. Coming from an impoverished family, education has been my power. My father used to say, “Education is the real wealth.” This makes more sense with each …

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This Accidental Singer is Uniting People Through Her Music

Being a Singer Overcoming Challenges Future Plans 1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a singer? Amirah: I actually did not set out to be a singer which is why I am sometimes known as the "accidental singer". It all started when I composed "Katakanlah'' as a call for peace during …

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Advocating Holistic Health and Sustainability: Soumya Ganapathy

Growing Up in Mixed Cultures Interest in Medicine Seeking Inspiration and Being Sustainable When I was young, I felt like I was carrying two worlds within myself—my Indian heritage and the Western culture that I was growing up in. There were many times that I felt like an outsider. I was picked on a lot …

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Fostering Connections and Making an Impact | The Woman Behind Women Entrepreneurs WorldWide: Cheryl Collins

The Journey Overcoming Challenges Empowering Women “To thine own self be true.” Everyone has a unique journey. Mine has been colourful and quite satisfying. I believe it begins and ends with my passion to travel and learn about other cultures. Surprisingly (or not) I got the motivation to travel through reading a book about Africa …

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Weaving Better Futures for Rural Women through Pinthread: Sameera Jalan

The Foundation of PinThread Empowerment through Fashion Overcoming Challenges Advice to the Youth “Everything happens for a reason.” Pinthread started as a school project. As part of my curriculum, I had to complete a social work project, but I had no idea what to do. One day, I was talking to a friend not much …

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Cracking Automobile Sector and Stereotypes: Bella Sara

About Bella Sara Challenges in the Field Dominated by Men “My journey has been wonderful because I never gave up in the face of challenges. That’s what I urge all women to do as well.” I hail from Ernakulum, Kerala. I graduated in science with an acute interest in the field of automotive services. Where …

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Debunking Heteronormativity: Dr. Varuna Srinivasan – Educator, Sexologist And Gender Justice Activist

About Varuna Srinivasan Journey to Acceptance  “I found happiness when I accepted myself.” I don’t consider myself an influencer, but rather an educator. It is my way of giving back to society & paying it forward. I am fortunate to have resources that can be used to help people & change lives for the better. …

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Fierce, Relentless & Lupus Warrior: Journey of Urvashi Singh Khimsar

Inspiration Behind the Rajputana Collective Biggest Mentor 1. What was the inspiration behind your publication Rajputana Collective? Urvashi Singh Khimsar: Growing up, I constantly mourned the lack of narrative representation amongst my ethnic community. As post-modernist sensibilities aptly put it, histories are thoroughly skewed, especially when the subject involved lacks a voice of their own. …

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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 …

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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 …

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