Today is International Women’s day. The UN theme for 2017 is Empowering Women: Empowering Humanity #BeBoldForChange. What better way to celebrate it than by writing a blog post about breaking the stereotype messages we hear all the time?

I am bold and strong being a woman.

I am bold and fierce being a Senior Principal Consultant in the Security Consulting world, which is dominated by Men.

I am bold and loving and caring being a Mom, in spite of having missed a few award ceremonies and a few tennis lessons for my Daughter.

I am bold and a loving Wife, and still cry on the shoulders of my amazing Husband.

I am bold and still scared while driving at night, and call my Husband.

I am bold and an amazing cook, but still crave for a plate of food to be handed to me when I return from a long day at work. I enjoy every bite of it when handed to me by none other than a Man my Husband.

I am bold and a woman, and Mentor many men at work.

I am bold and a Hindu, and still believe in the Supreme Lord Krishna.

I am bold and a staunch devote of my beloved Guru who is again a Man.

I am bold and a confident woman, and speak at many events and conferences which is filled by Men.

I am bold and adventurous and travel alone for Work.

Who says that being a woman means doing the stereotypes? I have broken several barriers, and push my Daughter, my Mentees, woman I work with, woman I met in my everyday life to break those barriers, and still be a woman.

To quote from the blog I wrote for my Company with minor changes:

This International Women’s Day, based on the theme I want to challenge women around the world to be brave and bold. Be BRAVE and be BOLD, sign up for new challenges which you have never accomplished. Challenge yourself to break the stereotypes.

I will close this post by a famous quote from our 44th President of the United States Barack Obama “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”


16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gayathri Anil on March 9, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Very nice mam


  2. Posted by Venkat on March 8, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Meera-Ji,, Tussi great ho! Another awesome post from you! And I mean it with all seriousness,, Your posts are always thought provoking and have a very high standard. May Rayaru always bless all of us!!


  3. Posted by sandhyagangadhar on March 8, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Thanks Meera.,.for.the lovely write up Change is hard , habits get formed&thats hard to change.., it takes time & effort .After reading i really.appreciate what you have written. My wish is to meet you when you are in.Bangalore


  4. Wish you Happy International women’s Day. We should be bold for change to our limits and possibilities. We should change ourselves according to the situation in our life. The change will not come itself unless we make it.


  5. Posted by sundaresh on March 8, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I do agree that WOMAN Should always be bold and courageous
    in their daily life.
    young girls must learn karate and marshal art from now onward s
    to become more bold
    all the best for you on this occasion


  6. Posted by Jyothi Ramamurthy on March 8, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Hi Meeraghu
    Fantastic I love the way you have presented and posted yes as you said change must come from within,I am also a jayanagarite and live in Jayanagar 4TH ,T block hope some day I will meet you in person when ever I am in India.
    WIsh you all the best,God bless you
    Jyothi Ramamurthy


  7. Posted by V. Gopal on March 8, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Very well summarised. Men and women are equal, but neither same not identical. If only people knew the difference between equality and identity!


  8. Posted by Shubha Murthy on March 8, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Outstanding 👍👌


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