"One of the most enduring cliches about India is that it is the country of contradictions. Like all cliches, this one too has a grain of truth in it. At the heart of the contradiction stand Indian women: for it is true to say that they are among the most oppressed in the world, and it is equally true to say that they are among the most liberated, the most articulate and perhaps even the most free. Can these two realities be simultaneously true?"
The reality of women’s lives remains invisible to men and women alike and this invisibility persists at all levels beginning with the family to the nation. Although geographically men and women share the same space, they live in different worlds.
International Womens Day has been observed since in the early 1900s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
Everyone loves innovation. Most people think they can recognise innovation. They can point to iPod, sliced bread and Skype. And when asked to describe innovation they use words like creativity or enhancement. But it turns out that this is only part of the story.Innovation is universally accepted to be a good thing.
Adversity is one of the most potent forces in life. It shapes your
character, clarifies your priorities, and defines your path. It can also
fuel your greatness. Each of us faces a rich assortment of adversities
every day, ranging from minor hassles to major setbacks and challenges,
even tragedies. But merely coping with or overcoming adversity barely
keeps you in the game. The key to success, both in business and in life,
is learning how to become an alchemist and convert any adversity, major
or minor, into a genuine advantage. The women in this panel will share
their personal experiences and advice