I started my career at the age of 20 under the mentorship of Blue Ocean Global Technology’s Co-Founder, Sameer Somal. Technology pervades all spheres of our lives and we are increasingly dependent upon it. Our goal was to help clients make optimal technology decision. We empower people with the knowledge to thrive in the face of the digital revolution. Our commitment to education includes thought leadership and speaking engagements at conferences. I formed Girl Power Talk to align with Blue Ocean Global Technology’s commitment to gender diversity across global communities.
Girl Power Talk strives to inspire girls with persistence, empathy, and confidence. We empower young women (and men) with merit-based opportunities to grow and achieve their full potential. We develop girls in India to become global leaders. We are relentlessly committed to education, gender equality, and integrating the strengths of specially abled communities. We celebrate the diverse and talents of each team member.
Through our nurturing culture of learning and mentorship, we instill young people with exceptional soft-skills, technical knowledge, and purpose in life. We provide a platform to share the voices and stories of girls and women across India. #GirlPowerTalk
“One girl empowers another. Let’s change lives together: one girl, one woman and one human being at a time.”
As a key leader & CEO of a start-up in Girl Power Talk, I am responsible or involved in almost everything. While at times the demands of operating and building a company can be a challenge, I have learned to put my energy where it matters the most. For me that is creating a strong vision and having true alignment amongst our growing team. To do that, you have to genuinely care about someone and invest the time to develop a real friendship. Naturally, this special bond is built on a foundation of mutual trust. We don’t just hire people that fit a particular job role, but rather identify through interviews the ones that actually share in our company values.
We then empower each leader to do their best work and contribute in ways that transcend the barriers set by their traditional course of study. We recognize the importance of gender equality and seek to attract those with extraordinary potential. India is a country with a disproportionately large young population. Naturally, this presents both advantages and disadvantages.
Regretfully, the demographic dividend results in bright young adults struggling to find meaningful work opportunities. Because they are so easily replaceable, few graduates receive offers from an entrepreneurial culture or one that invests in their personal development. We hire, nurture and help these young people to build confidence and inter-personal skills. We collaborate to discuss and then implement their creative ideas. We change lives one person at a time. This is the true mission of Girl Power Talk. Additionally, we hold workshops in villages for primary school students. Our interaction motivates young girls to pursue studying and follow their dreams for a better life.
We strongly believe that this mindset and guidance received at a young age supports how girls pursue their ambitions. We also hire young women from colleges across India. We start by providing them remote opportunities to contribute and interact with our global team. This interaction helps us better identify who may be a long-term fit for joining us full-time Our organization is committed to featuring other impactful organizations and how they are making the world a better place. We proactively reach out to women business owners and leaders to learn about their challenges and support them. Our Instagram and social media highlight stories of strong women around India. We are building a global community to engage more people, celebrate the success of women and support our relentless commitment to developing girls to become tomorrow’s leaders.
As a woman who is committed to playing forward opportunities, I have an abundance mentality in sharing all that I have learned for others to benefit from my mistakes. I am dedicated to changing the trajectory and opportunity set for the brightest young minds in India for decades to come. I stand by what is right and am not afraid of questioning the wrong decisions or established practices of society. I have learned that failing and mistakes happen. Through trial and error one must always move forward. I shall never give up on the dreams of all those who are Girl Power Talk. I recognize that my end goals are a life’s work and feel humbled to be at the beginning of this journey. I dream of building a better world, one where purpose and profit are harmonized. My aim is to curate an ecosystem where ideas, appreciation, inspiration, optimism, and equality are the standard. Girl Power Talk is where the seeds of future dreams are sown.
Girl Power Talk is a global vision and not limited to India. Given the demographic dividend and large young population, India is foundational to our vision. Having said that, it is just the base and start of an expansive global mission. We are patiently expanding our organization internationally and have a team of full time, part time, remote and independent workers, most importantly all doing what they love. We are excited about building an exemplary culture, one where young innovative leaders grow and adapt our vision to their local country.
Girl Power Talk Mexico is the next chapter. We have been working with our Mexican friend, Pablo, for the past three years. He shares in our desire to inspire through action and celebrate gender diversity. I never take the immense personal and professional joy received on a daily basis for granted. There are several other countries with strong and vibrant youth populations we are interested in. Having said that, a great building requires an ineffable foundation. We will never grow for growth’s sake.