Women deserve more than just a seat. They deserve the entire stage, and often society’s implications assert them to be a certain way; pushing their self-belief and confidence to the bottom.
L'Oréal Paris in partnership with SheThePeople.TV is breaking out of those very stereotypes to push women out to stand out and own their power because often it takes a little push to help realise your own worth.
And L'Oréal Paris stepped forward to provide a nudge of encouragement, to boost their self-esteem, by hosting an ever-so-exciting event in association with SheThePeople.TV based on their central theme– I’m Worth It– to celebrate, acknowledge and encourage women to embrace their worth.
Be it Betty Quigley, Global Chief Commercial Officer at L'Oréal or Kubbra Sait, the renowned actor and author; the event saw some of the most accomplished and successful women come together to celebrate the existence of women and how women today, are breaking out of stereotypes to not just know their worth but also own it.
Women Can Do Wonders Once They Know Their Worth
This special event had remarkable women including Ahana Gautam, Shaili Chopra, Nisha Millet, Amanda, Betty (Global Chief Commercial Officer at L'Oréal), Claire (Senior Vice President of Global Marketing - L'Oréal Paris haircare) and Simrun Chopra speak their heart out about what it means to lead as a woman and how your confidence plays a major role in it; “after all women don’t need to build rockets to be successful, they can just do what feels right for them and find their calling in it. All you need is faith in yourself,” said Shaili Chopra, founder of SheThePeople.TV and Gytree.com
A Spotlight On Women Who Made It
Along with special empowering segments, the event also acted as a showcase platform for six female entrepreneurs from Bangalore who are using their businesses to promote sustainability, culture, and financial independence to women.
Smriti's Kosha offers eco-friendly clothes, Reetika's Connecting Yarns creates crochet toys empowering local women by giving them a livelihood, Charu's Coolture Designs modernizes cultural products, Sneha Prabeen's Yuvanta makes a unique product - beaded bra straps, Pooja's Ammanya pottery uplifts local artisans and Raji’s Zilpakala training people by teaching them painting skills, helping them build new identities.
These businesses are a testament to the fact that women can be successful when they understand their worth, but it's much more endearing when you have a globally established brand like L'Oréal giving you the right stage to put forth your voice.
“Own It And Don’t Apologise For It”
Kubbra Sait, the globally acclaimed actor and author came in with a power-packed performance and left the entire room spellbound with her journey of transforming into a woman who does not let others decide who she is. She talked about her book– Open Book: Not Quite A Memoir, which in the most raw yet beautiful manner gives a glimpse into her journey of what it took to become the strong independent woman she is today.
Hoop-ed to Confidence
As the night drew to a close, Eshna treated us with a splendid mix performance, starting with singing a few tunes & surprised everyone with her special Hoop flow act, leaving everyone in an AWE – with not just her performance but her words. “I never thought I would be able to perform in front of a crowd as big as this because I did not think I am worth it, but guys all it takes is one woman sitting right next to you to push you into self-belief and I have been immensely lucky to do the same and just have faith in yourself. Own it because you are worth it!”
*This article is published in collaboration with L'Oréal Paris*