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#BreakTheBias

From girls in hijabs to men who cook, it takes collective action to break the bias by Aditi Seshadri As I reflected on this year’s International Women’s Day theme, my first thought went to the hijab controversy that erupted in India at the start of 2022. Even though Covid was surging through a third wave, several parts of the country went to vote, and the world was holding its breath over a possible war, the hot topic of the season, yet again, was women’s clothes and how they choose to express their identity. When girls are being prevented from [...]

By |24th March 2022|Categories: blog, How to|

Find your inner tiger

In this new year, we might just need to find our inner tiger by Priya Thachadi One of the biggest highlights for me in 2021 (or ever) was seeing the majestic tiger at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India. My family and I were in an open jeep accompanied by an experienced guide and driver, whose unmatched passion for conservation, helped us maintain distance and etiquette, making sure we were not disrupting the calls of the wild, as far as possible. The guide had spotted a recent kill at a location and bet that the tiger would be [...]

By |23rd February 2022|Categories: blog, How to|

Priya’s Talk Impact podcast

Unleashing the Best Leader in You by Priya Thachadi Priya and her co-collaborators Derya Bischoff, Advisor, Her & Now, GIZ and Aditi Seshadri, Co-founder, Unlock Impact & Business Transformation Advisor, StanfordSeed discuss the challenges that women entrepreneurs face in the pandemic, making the case for women entrepreneurs to invest in themselves to lead with empathy and resilience in these challenging times. They share their thinking behind the design of the SHELeads program, an 8-week learn-as-you-go curriculum, from Unlock Impact and GIZ, focused on leadership and gender training. Tune in to find out more: Apple Spotify Stitcher Google podcasts Player [...]

By |18th February 2022|Categories: blog, How to|

Build your personal brand

Whether it's to placate your inner jealous devil or to drum up more social capital, you need to think about your personal brand by Aditi Seshadri A few weeks ago, I gave a talk on personal branding and how regular people like you and I can get good at it. It's pretty ironic that someone who's not famous or a big-time influencer (someday, right?) can talk about personal branding but I think that's precisely what makes me a good speaker on this subject - the fact that I have to work at it too, and don't have all the [...]

By |18th February 2022|Categories: blog, How to|

Priya’s Talk Impact podcast

Leading with Empathy with Nirmala Sankaran by Priya Thachadi Priya sits down with Nirmala "Nimmi" Sankaran, Co-founder of HeyMath! to discuss what it takes to last the journey of growing your venture and build a culture that is open and inclusive. Nimmi shares her 20-year journey on leading with empathy and what it takes to build 'Zebra' ventures. Tune in to find out more: Apple Spotify Stitcher Google podcasts Player FM For more episodes of Talk Impact, click here. (Published Sep 16, 2020)

By |18th February 2022|Categories: blog, How to|

#radicalcollaboration

The incredible opportunities for #radicalcollaboration by Priya Thachadi I am often asked where I get the energy and the mind space to do all things I am doing. I am overly optimistic, energetic, and animated about things I am passionate about. Let's put it down to a personality issue. And this is always the case when I talk about #radicalcollaboration. Radical Collaboration - a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in the social impact space (with the best of intentions) but often difficult to transform into meaningful and sustained collaborations. Even the best of people and organizations who want [...]

By |18th February 2022|Categories: blog, How to|

Priya’s Talk Impact podcast

All things Impact Investing with Shuyin Tang by Priya Thachadi In the inaugural episode of Talk Impact, Priya chats with the trailblazing investor Shuyin Tang, Partner at Patamar and Co-founder & CEO of the Beacon Fund, about her journey in impact investing and being one of the first and (still) few female investors in the region. Shuyin is an outstanding leader in the impact investing space and has pushed the boundaries of investing with new fund models and instruments, especially to address the gender financing gap in Asia. Tune in to find out more: Apple Spotify Stitcher Google podcasts [...]

By |18th February 2022|Categories: blog, How to|

Celebrating three years of Unlock Impact

An itch that wouldn't go away by Aditi Seshadri Three years ago, I had an itch. A small one, the size of a mosquito bite. I was at the end of a four-year tenure at my previous job, and closing in on 14 years of my professional career. I had also made the life-changing move to small, sunny, sleepy Goa, which has a dearth of job options but affords the breathing space and low cost of living that a wannabe entrepreneur/experimenter could do with. I'd made vague noises in the past about 'doing something of my own' and and [...]

By |18th February 2022|Categories: blog, How to|
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