BREAKING THE GLASS CIELING : being a woman in India in 2017
It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Penelope Braganza for introducing me. I loved her blog on the prompt for today “being a woman in India 2017”
She doesn’t need a knight, she just wants her sword and is ready to take on to the world.
She would feel deeply, love fiercely, cry and laugh abundantly . She is both soft and powerful, practical and spiritual.
The strong Indian woman is kicking some serious a** and is a gift to the world.
Featuring here are my personal list of 3 inspiring Indian women of 2017:
THE WOMEN’S INDIAN CRICKET TEAM
Even though they could not win the cup, they won our hearts. Their collective struggle all these years, flowing against the ride and breaking stereotypes paid rewards finally and has given the courage to so many other women who would scale even greater heights in international cricket.
THE FIRST “CHAIRWOMAN “
Arundhati Bhattacharya, 60, the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes 2016, first woman Chairperson of State Bank of India.
Besides introducing a two-year sabbatical policy for women employees for higher education or child care, she also wishes to introduce free vaccination against cervical cancer.
She is an inspiration to all working Indian women to seek top posts in the establishment.
THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sushma Swaraj – This woman is unstoppable. Even a kidney failure can’t stop her from doing her job and she continued to work even from the hospital. A lesser known fact is that she is a former supreme court lawyer.
Starting her political career at the tender age of 25, she has always led by example and has shown how social media can be effectively used to cut red tapism and get things moving. She continues to inspire millions of Indian woman how to be graceful, yet bold at the same time.
It also becomes important to point out that women’s role in the changing world of work implies not only empowering female entrepreneurs, but also women’s unpaid care, domestic work and the overwhelming majority of women in the informal economy.
While this article lists only a few success stories of Indian women, countless other women work tirelessly around the country to break the glass ceiling. Many of these go unnoticed, while others consciously stay away from the spotlight. Thank you ladies, for giving us all a whole new set of role models to look up to.
I would take the opportunity to introduce Anjana Dhanavanthan who blogs at this address. You can check out her blog on the prompt for today.
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