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CEO Prerna Gupta of Desi Social Networking Site Yaari.com

When you don’t like your job, what do you do? Stay and deal with it or quit? In the case of Prerna Gupta, 24, a former Ms. Asia Oklahoma and recent Stanford alum, being a consultant just wasn’t exciting enough for her. Instead of continuing with the daily hum-drum of her work she decided to take matters into her own hands and start her own business. Prerna, CEO and Co-Founder of Yaari.com, a social networking community for young Indian adults, realized there was a huge market opportunity for this in India. She also recognized that starting an endeavor like this could not only be exciting and fun but very successful. Having her eyes set on becoming India’s largest and most used social networking site has kept her a very busy lady…

Is Technology liberating Women? by Preeti Aroon
Non-Profit Spotlight
Saadia Ahmed of Freedom and Justice Foundation
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Confessions of a Slacker
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Happenings across the country
23 The percentage of the world’s 6.1 billion people who live off of less than $1 dollar per day.

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Is Technology Liberating Women?

Is Technology Liberating Women?
The challenge of determining the best time to have a baby is one I came across often in graduate school, where many women in their mid to late 20s are at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. They may be at the biologically optimal age to have children, but they are neither financially nor personally ready for a baby. As a result, American women of the 21st century struggle…

Saadia Ahmed of Freedom and Justice Foundation
Someone once told Saadia Ahmed, 26, Director of Communications & Research for the Freedom and Justice Foundation, that “community service is the rent we pay for our space on this earth”. Those words coupled with her innate drive to want to help the world propelled Saadia to share her intellect, enthusiasm and passion for success in the non-profit world. Her most recent accomplishments…

Confessions of a Slacker

Confessions of a Slacker
You know you shouldn’t do it. But sometimes it’s a pain to go to work everyday; and sometimes you need to be a little, let’s say, creative to get your boss to give you the day off. What was your best excuse to get out of work? We want to know. And don’t worry, we won’t tell on you. We’ll just use it on our next lazy day and be thankful for it. Submit your professional confessional here.

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December 16

commotion 2
when 12:00 am (PST); 5 hours
where space180 in San Francisco, CA
price $2
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commotion 2 is a crafts expo at Kearny Street Workshop. Come and mingle with other like-minded artists in the community and sell your wares!

December 31

MingleNow Public Launch
when 12:00 am (PST); Social Site Launch
where Online – www.minglenow.com in USA, CA
price Free
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MingleNow is designed to connect you with your favorite places and friends and events before you go out, while you’re out and after you return home.

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