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Diversity, and How is it Rooted in a “Glocal” context?

In a world in which the only thing we can predict is the existence of change and uncertainty, we must evolve ourselves, our workplaces, and our communities to the needs of the moment. While the past few decades have boasted global interconnectedness through innovations such as transportation and digital technologies, Covid-19 has demanded an increasing focus on localization due to a lack of international travel and an emphasis on empowering local contexts. Thus, we derive the term “glocal.” Carrying a world vision and broad perspective, while bringing our attention back…


Imagine the nature of your daily work being a persistent health hazard and now imagine being unable to rely on that income. Such is the status of agricultural women in Pakistan. The division of labour and allocation of resources between genders in the agriculture sector in Pakistan creates a widespread power imbalance and persistent health issues amongst many women in the country’s workforce.

Agriculture is the lifeblood for much of the population of Pakistan and the largest production based contributor to its GDP, contributing 19.31% in the fiscal year 2019–2020 (Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, 2021). The sector provides work to…


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Who are these Latina on the rise? Let’s begin with identifying what constitutes being Latino or Hispanic. These two terms are often used interchangeably in the United States and you will see why from the definitions. Latino is defined as “a person of Latin American origin living in the US” and Hispanic “of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent and especially of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin living in the US”. …


During the past year of lockdowns, I have something to be very grateful for. Being an entrepreneur has anchored me. Given me a consistent reason to get up in the morning, to keep growing, to drive forward and explore new opportunities, collaborations and in turn, a whole new future. It’s been a privilege to also be able to do this with friends, associates, and clients who have trusted me with their time, businesses, passions, and dreams.

Deciding to go it alone, and build my own company has brought many challenges, some natural to the game, some exacerbated by 2020, but…


The most common sentiment in the new year was most likely “2020 was horrible, thank god 2020’s over”. And I for one agree with this notion, it was a difficult, mortifying and exhausting year.

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In the midst of a global pandemic where over 2 million people have died, political uncertainty that led to an insurrection by a mob at the pinnacle of democracy, and a worldwide racial reckoning through the #BLM movement, I was torn about where to devote my attention. I wanted to feel useful but it was hard to feel of value just “locked-down” in my home in Mumbai. When it came to the pandemic, I wasn’t a frontline worker, the only way I knew how to be helpful was by staying home and calling people out for not wearing their masks…


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On March 4th 2018, actress Frances McDormand broke the internet — and blew our minds — during her acceptance speech for Best Actress with just one sentence: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider”.

An inclusion rider is a provision in an actor or filmmakers contract that the cast and/or the crew in a film reflect real demographics, including a proportionate number of women, minorities, LGBTQ individuals and people with disabilities. …


I had a conversation with a friend who recently moved into her own place. She laughed and told me how she had moved with all the brash confidence of someone who had previously always lived at home and had never actually run a household by herself. ‘How hard can it be?’ she thought to herself- and was in for a rude shock.

She wasn’t completely unaware of how much work it was. In her house her parents firmly believed in raising independent people so daily chores and division of labour were a given, so she wasn’t completely helpless. But this…


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When someone is employed or actively seeking employment, they are known to be participating in the labour force. According to the International Labour Organization, the participation rate for women globally is only 49%, while for men, it’s 75%. While the gender gap in the global labour force is represented by a 26% gap, some regions in the world continue to maintain a gap of more than 50% (ILO, 2018). …


I’m a young woman of color from the global South, entering a world that is more uncertain than ever — especially for women. The COVID-19 pandemic means that more women — especially women aged 25–34 — will be pushed into poverty than men globally; while 25% of self-employed women have lost their jobs in Europe and Central Asia, only 21% of self-employed men have become unemployed. …


“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent”

Madeleine K. Albright

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With only a week to go until the end of my degree, I find myself where many have stood before, at the base of their career ladder. In Covid-19 world, even getting a grip on that ladder is a stretch. Being a woman who wants to get through the door into male-dominated tech spheres… I might as well be Elasti-Girl. I recently reached out to successful women in my life from various…

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