Be proud of who you are and what you can do this Womens Day

 

As women, we face challenges every day; whether it is at the workplace, home or in social settings. Nonetheless, we are quickly closing the gender gap and proving ourselves worthy of positions that were once the prerogative of men.

Women like Sally Rides and Sunita Williams have shown us that we can reach anywhere, even space, because we have what it takes to overcome all hurdles.

From time immemorial, we have witnessed the glorious rise of powerful women in all fields of life. Whether it is Madam Curie who spearheaded research on radioactivity or Serena Williams who is a force on and off the tennis field, women have proven themselves to be at par or better than men.  

We have broken all barriersphysical, intellectual and genderwith our talent, skill and sheer dedication. No longer do we confine our creativity to the four walls of our house. Instead, we modern women are defined by our ability to rise to challenges, embrace responsibilities and deliver results.

Just look at the workforce today. Did you know that women make up more than half of it? How promising is it that women occupy high-profile positions like company CEOs and business managers?

Talented women like Mary Barra, Ginny Rometty and Corrie Barry in fact, hold 6.6 per cent of Fortune 500 CEO positions. And they have earned these positions through perseverance and hard work.

And it is not just top business positions. Women have excelled in all spheres of life.

Take the male-dominated entertainment industry for instance. Madonna overcame gender constraints to emerge as one of the most popular pop icons of the century. How effortlessly did she push the boundaries of what was acceptable for women and set new standards?

J K Rowling redefined fantasy and fiction by introducing the world to Harry Potter through her writing. Meanwhile, Malala Yousufzai at the tender age of 12 became an inspiring beacon of peace and strength for young people in terror-stricken countries.

Women empowerment has come a long way. This Womens day, we should be proud of the fact that we are breaking the wall of gender stereotypes and pacing forward to new beginnings.

You and I are part of this change!

Today, we have the space and opportunities to develop and thrive. It is just a matter rising to the challenges before us.

We should believe that our gender does not define us. Instead, it is our self-confidence, qualification and skills. So, recognize your talents, play to your skills and you can achieve anything you desire.

Find inspiration for your endeavors in the powerful women who have preceded you. If they could do it, so can you.

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This International Womans Day, Maraley salutes the strength and perseverance of every modern woman. In a bid to show our appreciation, we will be running an international womens day trivia quiz, where you stand the chance to win a 50$ voucher for shopping at Maraley.com. Enter today!