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Embracing Diversity

Written by: Javon Ogbeide 

Is being a minority an advantage in the search of a job, career and/or in other opportunities? I think so!

From personal experience I believe being a minority in today’s world is advantageous as far as career opportunities go. In my previous internship, I worked with a company that had recently implemented an initiative to promote diversity in the workplace. The company wanted to become more diverse, because they believe ideas coming from a myriad of backgrounds would lead to more effective solutions. I whole-heartedly agree with this belief, which is why I feel being a minority is an advantage. However, this is not to imply that being a minority will singlehandedly get you the job, but it does provide you with an opportunity to potentially set yourself apart from the competition.

So the next question may be how to take full advantage of your diversity?

First, you must understand what makes you diverse whether it is your culture, beliefs, race, ethnicity, age, gender, etc. For me, my ethnicity is the most prominent aspect of my diversity. Next, you have to understand how being diverse shapes you and how it can help you add value in the workplace. For example, if a company is attempting to reach a new market, you could greatly assist if you have an expertise in that market or are immersed in that particular market. During my internship, store management asked for my advice in their shoe department, because their men’s shoe sales were struggling in comparison to women’s. They wanted to reach the urban youth market, which I understand because I am a part of that market. My diversity proved to be an asset in this situation and allowed me to positively affect the marketing efforts of the company.

One last piece of advice, embrace your diversity; however, don't allow it to singlehandedly define you. Use it to supplement your skills and experience and become the best version of you.

  

SOLO Summer Social Went Off!

The SOLO Summer Social was awesome! We want to thank a few people for the success we had. First off to the W hotel, we could not have put on such an amazing event without your help and space. We encourage anyone in San Diego to take the time to go down and hang out on their rooftop lounge. Sun, cold drinks, and cool people; what more could you ask for? Secondly we want to thank Good on Ya drinks for supplying our guests with some delicious natural beverages. Third, Jackson Breit was one hell of a performer and musician, and we certainly owe him one for making everyone laugh, cheer, and sing along to great music throughout the party. Finally- we want to thank every one of you who came out, and especially those of you who bought SOLO's and supported our mission to give. If you didn't make it, no worries, there is always next year! 

Social Media Contest

 

Feeling Patriotic?! If so, this is your chance to win a pair of SOLO sunglasses! In honor of the World Cup and the Fourth of July, we are running a SOLO Patriot Contest on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Get involved for the chance to win a pair of red, white, or blue SOLOs. 

As a company that is dedicated to helping others globally, we know that patriotism is universal. For the SOLO Patriot Campaign, we want to see how you express your patriotism, regardless of what country you represent. Join the campaign next week on social media! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

The first way to win is easy- go to @SOLOeyewar on instagram, follow us, and regram the contest photo.

The second way to win takes a little more creativity. You will need to upload the most patriotic photo you have ever taken to Facebook and include #SOLOeyewear. 

Entries will be accepted until midnight on July 5th. Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

SOLO Summer Social

We hope you’re getting excited about the Summer! We sure are at SOLO Headquarters! Over the last few months we have been preparing to release our new line of sunglasses, and we are excited to announce that they are here! Please meet the new frames in the SOLO family.

Any of the new frames in the family can be purchased on our website or in our retail locations. If you prefer to see them in person, you can drop by the “SOLO Summer Social” tomorrow, June 21st to purchase a pair in person! The event is going to run from 5-7 pm at the W Hotel Sky Beach Lounge in downtown San Diego. Entry is free- so stop by, listen to some live music, support our mission to give and come check out our new line!

 

"Share the Love" For a Chance to Win!

Friends, it’s time you meet the new frames in the family!

Take a second to vote on your favorite new frame below. Share the campaign on Facebook for a chance to win a free pair of SOLO sunglasses!

This summer SOLO has more sunglass options than ever! Our newest collection is available for pre-order and we can assure you that they are hotter than sandy beaches in July.



Check out our sassiest frame, the Shady Lady. Throw these on and teleport to a seaside hammock under a few palm trees. No matter the time of year, every day is a dream vacation when wearing Shady Lady’s.

 


Next up, scope The Hoff. Whether you’re saving lives like Mitch or fighting crime like the Knight Rider, there’s no problem too hard to handle when rocking The Hoff.

 


Meet Green Flash! According to our friends at Wikipedia - D.K.J. O'Connell produced the first color photographs of a green flash at sunset in 1960. Watch out Mr. O'Connell, SOLO is about to set the world record for photos of the Green Flash at sunset.

 

Last but not least, Han SOLO. You better act fast! Vader and the ’troopers just got word... They're leaving the Dark Side just to get their hands on some Han SOLO’s.

 

We’re super excited about the new frames in the SOLO fam! Let us know what you think by commenting below… we’d love to hear from you! Remember, the best part about our shades is not the quality and style, it’s the fact that each pair purchased funds eye care for people in need. Join our #MissiontoGive.

National Bike Month Coming to a Close!

 

Have you noticed more people riding their bikes lately?

 

That’s because May is National Bike Month. With June just around the corner, there are only a few days left to get in on it.

 

Here are a few ideas to get you stoked.

 

  1. Grab a few friends, pack some food and drinks in a backpack and go for an adventure on your bike.
  2. Ride your bike to work or school like this fellow from London.
  3. Ride down a mountain.
  4. Embrace your inner hipster and learn how to do a “track stand” on a fixie.
  5. Finally, if you’re going to go for number three just don’t be this guy.

 

Have fun knowing you’re emitting zero emissions and staying healthy!

 

SOLO wants you to get outside and ride your bike!

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! What a fantastic day to be an Earthling and what better way to 
celebrate the Earth than to do something eco-friendly? Like purchasing a pair of SOLOs made 
from recycled bamboo and acetate. Today is a day to be conscious of your own actions and how they impact our environment.
A few ways to show our planet some love are: 
Conserve water by taking a shorter shower
Preserve wildlife by picking up one piece of litter
Reduce your carbon footprint by riding your bike more
There are more ways than you think to reduce, reuse, and recycle so get those creative juices flowing and take some action! 
Earth day is a day to celebrate, so indulge your senses by stepping outside. Take in 
the beauty that is all around you. Treat yourself to a visit to your 
local botanical garden, go for a nice hike or jog, watch the sunset after a long day at work or 
just go explore! Our planet is beautiful so let us be thankful and treat her well.