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6 WOMEN WITH DIFFERENT APPROACH BUT 1 GOAL: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

With the onset of International Women’s Day, Twitter is buzzing with hustle and bustle and the baton is held by none other than the PM of India. He declared that he will be giving up his social media accounts for a day to the woman achievers of India. 

March 8th is declared as International Women’s Day which is celebrated globally in honor of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In recent years, the empowerment of women has been recognized as the central issue in determining the status of women in our Indian Constitution. 

Today the world is acting together to empower women and eliminate equalities. What is exemplary that women now are not waiting for the Government/Constitution/Polices to given them the power of leading a change they have taken the responsibility upon themselves and are on their way to change the world.    

Let us now look at a few unsung “Sheroes” who are real advocates of “Women Empowerment” 

1. Harbajan Kaur- Entrepreneur of the Year:
The reason she tops the list is that she is 94 years old and has the zeal of a millennial. She started her making and selling besan barfi when she was 90. What started as an attempt to keep herself busy is a full flagged brand “Harbajans” today.  She has been named as the ‘entrepreneur of the year’ by Mr. Anand Mahindra. She says with a smiling face. “it’s never too late”.

2. Vidhya Duthaluru – Customer Obsession In Charge:
From being one of the 1st employees of Uber Bangaluru to being the leader of the global Engineering Head for Customer Care Platform she has surely broken many stereotypes. Dedicating her success to her family and colleagues she says, ‘families, especially parents, need to support girls right from their childhood in pursuing their interest in technology.’

3.    Rani Rampal – World Games Athlete of the Year:
She is the captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey team and 1st ever hockey player to win the prestigious title of – World Games Athlete of the Year-2019. Rani, who has been a member of the national team since she was a 15-years-old, has earned more than 240 caps for India. ‘As a team, we want to make 2020 a great year’ says Rani beaming with joy. 

Also Read: PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the World Championships 2019

4. Dr. Niti Kumar- SERB Women Excellence Award:

Dr. Niti, a Senior Scientist of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology Division, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow was conferred the SERB Women Excellence Award- 2020 by the President of India. The GOI gives this award to women scientists below age 40 for receiving recognition from National Academies. 

5. Vandana Shiva-BBC Top 100 Women:
Vandana is an eco-rights activist who believes that ‘women are the real custodians of nature’. Vandana’s fight is against genetically modified seeds. She also founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology, for researches on ecological and social issues. 

6.    Viji Penkoottu- BBC Top 100 Women:Human rights and women’s activists from Kerela. She formed an All Women's Trade Union to fight for the basic rights of working saleswomen like the “Right to Sit”. He fought this battle for 8 years and brought an amendment in the age-old act. 

These are a few women who challenged the status quo and leaped onto their journey of struggle and achieved success and recognition. This women’s day shares the success story of your “Shero” with the world.

With the onset of International Women’s Day, Twitter is buzzing with hustle and bustle and the baton is held by none other than the PM of India. He declared that he will be giving up his social media accounts for a day to the woman achievers of India. 

March 8th is declared as International Women’s Day which is celebrated globally in honor of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In recent years, the empowerment of women has been recognized as the central issue in determining the status of women in our Indian Constitution. 

Today the world is acting together to empower women and eliminate equalities. What is exemplary that women now are not waiting for the Government/Constitution/Polices to given them the power of leading a change they have taken the responsibility upon themselves and are on their way to change the world.    

Let us now look at a few unsung “Sheroes” who are real advocates of “Women Empowerment” 

1. Harbajan Kaur- Entrepreneur of the Year:
The reason she tops the list is that she is 94 years old and has the zeal of a millennial. She started her making and selling besan barfi when she was 90. What started as an attempt to keep herself busy is a full flagged brand “Harbajans” today.  She has been named as the ‘entrepreneur of the year’ by Mr. Anand Mahindra. She says with a smiling face. “it’s never too late”.

2. Vidhya Duthaluru – Customer Obsession In Charge:
From being one of the 1st employees of Uber Bangaluru to being the leader of the global Engineering Head for Customer Care Platform she has surely broken many stereotypes. Dedicating her success to her family and colleagues she says, ‘families, especially parents, need to support girls right from their childhood in pursuing their interest in technology.’

3.    Rani Rampal – World Games Athlete of the Year:
She is the captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey team and 1st ever hockey player to win the prestigious title of – World Games Athlete of the Year-2019. Rani, who has been a member of the national team since she was a 15-years-old, has earned more than 240 caps for India. ‘As a team, we want to make 2020 a great year’ says Rani beaming with joy. 

Also Read: PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the World Championships 2019

4. Dr. Niti Kumar- SERB Women Excellence Award:

Dr. Niti, a Senior Scientist of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology Division, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow was conferred the SERB Women Excellence Award- 2020 by the President of India. The GOI gives this award to women scientists below age 40 for receiving recognition from National Academies. 

5. Vandana Shiva-BBC Top 100 Women:
Vandana is an eco-rights activist who believes that ‘women are the real custodians of nature’. Vandana’s fight is against genetically modified seeds. She also founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology, for researches on ecological and social issues. 

6.    Viji Penkoottu- BBC Top 100 Women:Human rights and women’s activists from Kerela. She formed an All Women's Trade Union to fight for the basic rights of working saleswomen like the “Right to Sit”. He fought this battle for 8 years and brought an amendment in the age-old act. 

These are a few women who challenged the status quo and leaped onto their journey of struggle and achieved success and recognition. This women’s day shares the success story of your “Shero” with the world.

Shweta Verma

Shweta Verma