This International Women’s Day, it’s all about being YOU. Step up and be bold for change.
“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Clinton
The indomitable spirit of women has been restrained for centuries, yet they have unfailingly managed to fight for their rights. Dormant for years, their patience is now wearing thin. Having realised their limitless potential, women the world over have refused to let anything hold them back. It’s time to let go, fly high and touch the sky.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
Education builds confidence. Thanks to it, women are now standing shoulder-to-shoulder with men in every sphere. From business to sports, and from politics to defence, they are outshining their male counterparts in almost every walk of life.
What many Indians don’t realise is that educating a girl child is the first step towards the progress of a society. A community or nation cannot truly thrive if its women are not given a chance to contribute. They possess huge potential waiting to be tapped.
Be courageous. Be bold. Be you.
Women have immense grit and power within. Many studies prove that women, in general, are also mentally stronger than men. Their ability to stay composed in times of adversity demonstrates that they can handle stress way better. Natural multitaskers, they are an asset to any organisation in this competitive world. However, the stigma of being labelled prevents many females from coming out in the open and being themselves. Slowly but surely, the situation is somewhat changing. On this Women’s Day, let’s keep up the good work and pledge to be bold for change. Let’s embrace the good, and change what’s not.
2016 saw women achieve some of the most formidable accomplishments in spheres generally dominated by men. Some of these names include Angela Merkel (Chancellor, Germany), Hillary Clinton (Presidential Candidate, US), and closer home – Sushma Swaraj (Minister of External Affairs, India), Arundhati Bhattacharya (Chairman, State Bank of India), PV Sindhu (Olympic Medallist, Badminton) and Sakshi Malik (Olympic Medallist, Wrestling) to name a few. The list goes on. These women have all broken stereotypes and ruled in style.
Support the Cause
Men too are going all out in support of women. Many organisations and individuals have led initiatives to reduce the gender disparity in our society. Taboos are breaking. Women are defying regressive rules, and reshaping the society. It’s time. Let’s commit ourselves to this cause and help women achieve their ambitions, challenge conformist ideas, and promote an inclusive flexible culture. Are you ready to step up?
“The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.” – Charles Malik