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Why most entrepreneurs fail to build a successful business [Article]

The idea of becoming an entrepreneur can be exciting and scary all at the same time. Some desirable reasons can include pursuing your passion, flexibility and being your own boss. Being an entrepreneur comes with many pros, but good things come to those who work hard. According to statistics, 90 percent of startups fail. That’s... View Article

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Is Design Thinking a Catalyst for Innovation? [Article]

Design thinking is a problem-solving approach that regards problem-solving as a creative pursuit, and it makes sense in many business contexts. For example, design thinking can be used by brands to discover successful product improvements, or it can be used in leadership training to help business and organizational leaders make a greater positive impact. Brainstorming... View Article

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3 Tips to Become a Speaker at INBOUND [Article]

A lot of people have been asking me if I could share tips on getting selected as a speaker at INBOUND, one of the world's leading business and marketing conferences. INBOUND is an annual event hosted by HubSpot that brings together thousands of marketers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and over 24,000 people to Boston for a week of learning, inspiration, and connection.

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Why entrepreneurship is key to Africa’s economic growth [Article]

Africa is progressively making its impression as a continent for growth and opportunity.  African countries are understanding that entrepreneurship is crucial to reducing youth unemployment and getting young people involved in activities that support economic growth.

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Struggling to unleash your impact? Start with you [Article]

Picture the scene: You’re on Jeopardy and you’ve just chosen “Innovation” for $1000. Alex Trebek takes aim with an uncharacteristically generous clue: “It’s the undervalued stock of social innovation. The buzzword we keep hearing in leadership, business, sales, and social impact and innovation. It’s one of the most highly valued skills in the 21st century and the future of work.”

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Empathy, Social Innovation, and Why They Need Each Other [Article]

Picture the scene: You’re on Jeopardy and you’ve just chosen “Innovation” for $1000. Alex Trebek takes aim with an uncharacteristically generous clue: “It’s the undervalued stock of social innovation. The buzzword we keep hearing in leadership, business, sales, and social impact and innovation. It’s one of the most highly valued skills in the 21st century and the future of work.”

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Why Mindfulness is a Superpower for Entrepreneurs, According to Science [Article]

Entrepreneurship is a fulfilling career path that can be a journey of ups and downs, wins and losses, and successes and failures. That's how its supposed to be, and those who stick with it, often love the process.

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MEET THE LIGHTWORKER: SALEEMA VELLANI [Interview + Video]

Saleema Vellani is the first guest in our 'Meet the Lightworker' series. We met her earlier this month — during Web Summit in Lisbon— and immediately felt connected with both her story and her purpose.

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Saleema Vellani, Multilingual Social Entrepreneur On Grit and Empathy [Podcast]

Hilary got to chat with Saleema Villani, a social entrepreneur and polyglot. She was really struck by Saleema’s unique perspective on entrepreneurship

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BEING AUTHENTIC IN YOUR WORK WITH SALEEMA VELLANI [Podcast]

Saleema Vellani will inspire you to discover your authentic self to reveal opportunities you might have never imagined for your career!

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LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION WITH SALEEMA VELLANI [Podcast]

"Creativity goes hand in hand with emotional intelligence. The more self aware we are, the more we practice self awareness and empathy and all these things, the more we’re able to be resilient, the more we're able to unleash that creativity inside of us...

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CHANGEMAKERS POWERHOUSE LISBON [Video]

Along with three incredible female professionals, Saleema Vellani presented a TED—style talk at the Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference in Dallas, Texas in September 2018.

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WORLD BANK GROUP YOUTH SUMMIT RECAP [Video]

Along with three incredible female professionals, Saleema Vellani presented a TED—style talk at the Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference in Dallas, Texas in September 2018.

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SALEEMA VELLANI’S KEYNOTE A STORY OF RESILIENCE AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Video]

Along with three incredible female professionals, Saleema Vellani presented a TED—style talk at the Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference in Dallas, Texas in September 2018.

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DRIVING SOCIAL INNOVATION THROUGH HIGH IMPACT LEADERSHIP [Video]

Saleema speaking at Wonder Women Tech D.C. Global Summit 2018

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GET TO KNOW SALEEMA [Video]

All of a sudden, something pops into your mind that you hadn't realized before. Boom! A unique idea, a groundbreaking thought, or a progressive innovation shows up...

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Design Thinking For Social Innovation: Workshop at iCampus in Monrovia, Liberia [Video]

An innovation strategist and social entrepreneur, Saleema Vellani visited Monrovia, Liberia, during the week of March 26

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Meet The Lightworker / Saleema Vellani [Video]

Check out our first Newmanity Lightworker segment, where we highlight impactful and transformational people around the globe, who are helping humanity evolve.

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Saleema Vellani – Speaker Reel [Video]

Part keynote speaker, part social entrepreneur — Saleema is all about helping others leverage their strengths to maximize their potential. She combines over 15 years of experience in business, marketing, education, and international development to develop innovative tools that help changemakers increase their influence and level up their impact.

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