Whether it is Sarojini Naidu or Mother Terresa, Queen of Jhansi, or Oprah Winfrey we have stories of great women from every walk of life to inspire us with their ineffaceable desire to empower everyone. This International Women’s Day, I am dedicating this post to those unsung heroes around us, who are continuously working in shadowes just to make a difference in everyone’s life.
What’s your profession? Oh! You are a housewife! What is your husband’s job? I am sure most of the homemakers have heard these lines in a way that feels demeaning, degraded, and uncalled for. But imagine a profession called HOMEMAKERS! The KRA (Key responsibilities area) would surpass even the highest paid job in this world. God has his own way of explaining things to some hard-headed people, during the coronavirus lockdown, many who thought a homemaker’s job is easy in life saw the real side of it.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I pay respect to all those inspiring women who not only manage their homes flawlessly, but also nurture those living in that home.
Freelancing Women –
Freelancers or work-from-home women are those who silently manage two worlds without disturbing peace or harmony between the two. They could be your neighborhood home-baker, who takes your special order to furbish it on time managing her own household demands and chores. She could be the salon expert who leaves her child to a nearby creche to fulfill your beauty/spa needs every month.
These women entrepreneurs are filled with passion to perform, make a mark in what they call – the second leash of their career. Work from home helps married women return to work. So, next time when you see or hear about a work-from-home, don’t forget to visit her franchise/shop/online store or appreciate her efforts. A small note of appreciation makes a gigantic effect on someone’s life.
Working Women –
Not everyone needs to be Michelle Obama, Kalli Purie, or Arundhati Bhattacharya to be respected as working women. India is a growing economy and we have a huge working women force who are busy shaping the face of new India.
Though due to internal and external factors, many eligible women succumb to societal pressure and don’t take up professional careers. We need to shatter such barriers and bring them out to shine, take a flight of their dreams.
This Women’s Day, I salute all the working women who face many odds to make their dreams come true. They not only uplift themselves but also those around them.
We as a society should come forward and support our women, empower them to take the next step. Women have shown their mettle in every field of life, cinema, art, sports, defense, aviation, corporate, you name it and will find a women leader working hard to prove her position.
This ‘prove your ability’ syndrome needs to change, women are as important a part of this society as men. So, why only women have to prove their ability to hold a position. Why the hostility?
Though the situation is better today than it was until a few years ago, and still improving rapidly. Men from the bounds of being a patriarch have started supporting women in their endeavors. When these two come together, it is perfect harmony, the real ‘EQUALITY’ of sorts. With this note, I salute all the women out there.
An Ode to Women’s Day by 7 most Inspiring Ladies I know, read here.
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