I am blessed to be born in a generation of women challenging feudal and patriarchal mindsets, both in the workplace and at home. To achieve our dreams, we have to juggle our multiple roles as professionals, mothers and homemakers and plough along with a smile on our face and a bounce in our step.
Discrimination against women, direct and indirect still exists. Harassment and discrimination prevents women from entering and staying in the workplace. Lack of equal pay, social protection, lack of sharing of unpaid work at home by partners create severe setbacks to a woman’s aspirations.
I hope the stage setting changes for future generations. I hope the incredible energy and persistence of this present wave of feminism will help erode the misogynist culture that chains down our generation.
I dream for the girl child to have no limits on her aspirations, no matter which town or village she is born in. I hope she comes to the world knowing that she can and she will – that she is strong, that she is complete. I pray that she will aspire to be the heroine of her own life and everyone around her will laud and celebrate her.
I dream of an India where the importance of investing in the girl child becomes a way of life. I hope we realise that empowering young girls through health services, nutrition, education and economic opportunities will help the country thrive and survive.
She has been on the management team of Vinati Organics Limited since 2006 and balances the technical/manufacturing execution with her marketing abilities combined with new age aggression.