Being a woman of today comes with its baggage. You are bombarded with what to do and what not to do, questioned on your capability, considered an ‘exception’ for performing well ‘because’ you are a woman. The best and wisest trinkets that really define the tone of women power might get lost in the clutter. Here is a collection of our top-five, that never fails to remind us who we are and what we are made of:
1. When Malala Yousufzai’s Summed up the attack that almost took her life, in 10 words:
Malala Yousufzai took a bullet to her head when she was 14, for wanting to go stay in school in an Islamic country ruled by democracy, but controlled by radical Terrorist cults – Pakistan.
2. When Oprah Winfrey Addressed Everybody Who Wronged her, and Thanked them:
The Queen of American Television, Oprah Winfrey, has had a childhood and past that sends shudders down one’s spine. But she hasn’t failed to realize how instrumental those dark times where, in teaching her the greatest life lessons of survival.
3. When Eleanor Roosevelt Made this Radical Assertion in the 1800s:
Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady of The World as she was called because of her long strides in fighting for human rights – said something that went on to define the idea consent in a woman’s life, and how it is her right in everything she does and feels:
4. When Sheryl Sandberg Decided to Send That Stinking-old Stereotype On its Heels:
The Facebook COO is soon becoming the face of the urban feminist movement – because of her expertise in gauging attitudes towards women who have made it to the workplace, but are still subject to the age-old rusty stereotypes about behaviour.
5. When Ayn Rand Showed us a Whole New Way to Look at Our Life’s Goals:
The author of many modern-day classics is known for how she plays with her words. In this quote that never fails to motivate me, she tells us we have been looking at our goals and endeavours from the wrong angle all along.