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Building Meaningful Professional Relationships



Building and maintaining professional relationships is crucial for any person about to enter the job market, and looking to grow in their career over a long term. Among the many factors that can make or break a good relationship is the ability to build a memorable first impression. This is where your elevator pitch plays a role: a quick, well-crafted speech that helps you describe you and your work in a compelling way, that is true to who you are and what you stand for.

In this workshop for students, participants are taught the fundamentals of building meaningful relationships, including how to craft the perfect elevator pitch. We interactively walk you through the various factors that play a role in turning any connection you make into a long-lasting professional relationship, and help you pay attention to the really important stuff along the way.

Featured Speaker(s)

Rachita Sharma
CEO, Girl Power Talk

Rachita Sharma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Girl Power Talk. She also serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Ocean Global Technology. Her responsibilities include corporate communications, client engagement, and new business development. She leads the evaluation of all new potential Girl Power Talk team members and expansion into new markets. As a technology entrepreneur, financial literacy advocate and voice for those who don’t have one on social issues adversely impacting women in India, Rachita finds inspiration in Mother Teresa’s wisdom: “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” Rachita seeks to create a merit-based culture that rewards integrity, persistence, and achievement.

Sameer Somal
Co-Founder, Girl Power Talk

Sameer Somal is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Technology and Co-Founder of Girl Power Talk. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on digital transformation, online reputation management, search engine optimization, relationship capital and ethics. Sameer helps clients build, monitor and repair their digital presence. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, he authors continuing legal education (CLE) programs and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) 2030 Task Force. Sameer proudly serves on the board of the CFA Institute Seminar for Global Investors, College Possible and Girl Power Talk. He is an active member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF).

Trisha Sinha
Young Leader, Girl Power Talk

Trisha Sinha is a young leader at Girl Power Talk and a Marketing Associate at Blue Ocean Global Technology. Her responsibilities include international client engagement, fostering strategic partnerships, recruiting of new high potential candidates and global brand awareness initiatives. Trisha is dedicated to building an innovative global platform that empowers the next generation of female leaders. She strives to use her voice and mind to set a new benchmark for how young girls can impact society. As part of an Air Force family, Trisha was brought up in nine different states. The constant change experienced affords her perspective and resilience when helping solve life challenges faced by young women (and men) across India.