Wage-gap, gender-based workplace policies, lack of flexibility, unsupportive childcare policies…the list is too long. Yet, in spite of all this and much more, women all over the world have been achieving success in all the fields that were considered purely male-dominated, just decades ago.

 

Having entered the workplaces less than a century back, women have climbed up ladders and crossed uncountable hurdles with an astonishing speed. May it be arts, science or technology- women leaders are opening new doors and finding success in every field.

 

Compared to men, women face extra challenges, but not without a pair of innate extra tools. Multi-tasking, which comes naturally to most women, is a great weapon to have as a leader. Being open to flexibility at work, women leaders are more accommodating and are providing chances to more and more people to come forward without any time, space restrictions.

 

Women like Sheyrl Sandberg, Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, amongst many others; not only inspire women, they are the new role-models for them. Leading corporate companies, largest banks and pharmaceutical companies, they are breaking stereotypes and finding new walls to climb and girls all over the world finally have women other than Mother Teresa to aspire to.

 

As we move forward into the future, this growth will just gain more and more momentum. And as women outside their homes strive for equality, the ones who stay back can hope for a better future soon too.