Talk on the topic ‘Women Empowerment’ by Founder Womenlines Charu Mehrotra at Bringle Academy
Friends, let’s talk about women empowerment!
Believe me, there is something to live by: you’re not alone. Maybe you’re a single mum juggling two jobs, a struggling professional, or a female techie who is competing in a man’s world, self-empowerment can really do wonders in your life!
According to the World Bank:
“Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcome.”
Wikipedia defines Women’s empowerment as the process in which women elaborate and recreates what it is that they can be, do, and accomplish in a circumstance that they previously were denied.
Empowered woman to my understanding is the woman who is very well aware of her capabilities and embraces it fully. To be empowered means to be in control of one’s life and to learn new skills in order to achieve one’s dream.
I strongly believe every woman in this world is blessed with some amazing skills which she can use to create a beautiful life for herself. It is upon her to first get aware about those skills, then work upon those skills by learning and apply her learning practically to create her own space. Though it is not easy and might be challenging also for few but not at all impossible.
Woman empowerment for me is not to get a job from 9 to 5 or only to earn money. It is about how much one has empowered oneself to develop growth mindset or updated oneself with knowledge, related to various topics like health, life skills, entrepreneurship, nutrition etc so she can live a better life. In present time if womenfolk use the power of choice in their favour, they can empower themselves for excellence. It is all about to keep working upon oneself every day and strive to be a better person than before. If womenfolk start getting mindful about how they are spending time, whom they are networking or spending time regularly, are they using the power of choice to read some book instead of gossiping, or maybe using the time to listen to motivational talks to achieve success mindset? Once they start thinking about these topics they will definitely be on the right path of empowerment.
Empowerment also means to help each other. We should also empower ourself to work together. Helen Keller quote-‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.’ is so true. If womenfolk start supporting each other and help each other to grow they can achieve big goals in life. Instead of pulling each other down or getting jealous of each other’s growth one should change mindset to supporting each other. This can be applied in the professional world, entrepreneurial world and also in the community around us. In my previous ventures when I have worked in collaboration with my partners I have achieved big goals which I would have never thought to achieve alone. When I was doing clothing business my fellow partner was skilled with business skills and I was having my marketing and networking skills. The combination was helpful towards setting up of a venture and doing business together and learning and supporting each other in our journey.
Life is beautiful and we all are born to live a beautiful life. I very strongly believe we all are blessed with the right skills and mindset which we have to dig out within ourselves by continuously working upon oneself. Every woman has a right to live an empowered life. An empowered woman can not only create a beautiful life for herself and her family but also contribute to the growth of her nation too. Let’s have a vision of having empowered womenfolk around us who are working together for excellence in life!
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