On 8th March, International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe. Every nation is focused on uplifting the women in their countries and running multiple programs to ensure diversity and inclusion, gender equality etc. Countries and their governments focus only on one aspect of the whole drive. To enable the need to believe in themselves and are self-driven enough to ensure their women are progressing in every field they step in.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This theme is for all to celebrate womanhood around us, breaking unnecessary stereotypes, challenging prejudices and respecting individuals based on his/her individualism rather than gender.
In the world of Project Management, where age old stereotypes like “it’s a Man’s world” is strong, women are making their mark and moving forward strongly. Personally, if I see a lot more women managers than I used to a decade back. On one side if we have a challenge to face, other side we have our natural persona to push us forward. And this is what I call self-confidence and self-motivation which make us a different species. There is only one huddle we have if we face any kind of obstacle in our way i.e. lack of self-drive. Whatever comes in our way, we can only be defeated by a lack of self-drive. The power of a woman lies in self. If we as women just keep this one promise with our self that come what may, we won’t give up, no obstacle in this world can stand before us. Stand tall and stand ahead is the mantra we should cherish.
On behalf of PMI Bangalore India Chapter I wish all the women a very Happy Women’s Day and encourage you to join the chapter and contribute and participate in multiple programs that the Chapter offers.
Thanks and Best Wishes
Subramanyam Krishnamurthy (Mani), PMP
Editorial Content Credit : Namita Gupta, PMP, PMI-ACP