As a child, I remember, almost 1 out of every 3 books I read, spoke about a damsel in distress and how she waited with bated breath for her knight in shining armour to save her. And I would go 'aww' when the hero made his entry. Fast forward to 30 years later, and I laugh at my naivety!
As a mom raising two girls in today's #MeToo era, I look for ways and means to teach them to break the glass ceiling and I often find myself telling them that 'no dream is too big'. Girl power, thankfully, in 2019, is no longer just a myth, but a way forward. Women empowerment has slowly, yet successfully, made its way into discussions in the political climate. Parents are now taught to raise boys to be equal to girls and gender equality is finally a thing! The one lesson I have learnt over the years as an entrepreneur is that nothing should ever stop you from chasing your dream. Be it mommyhood or societal rules. Slay them with style!
This book "Girl Power" by Scholastic India aims to inspire our children with women who created a name for themselves and explored new areas hitherto untouched. The book takes the reader on a journey that not only chronicles the lives of successful women such as MS Subbulakshmi, PV Sindhu and Mary Kom but also tells us inspiring tales of women such as Kalpana Saroj, Meenakshi Gurukkal, Temsutula Insong among others. I sure can't wait for my daughters to read this and feel inspired! Stay tuned to this space for our exclusive KSP Book Club on the book- Girl Power.
We at KSP are delighted to be moderating an insightful panel at the book launch that talks about strong Indian women who broke the rules and achieved big. Neha Hiranandani, Sonali Bendre and Mansi Zaveri will take you through a discussion that traces the lives of Indian trailblazers who didn't take NO for an answer. Achievers in their own ways, these women tell us what it takes to be successful in today's times and how women need to go beyond the "missus" tag.
Here's your chance to be a part of the elite group of like-minded mommies, next Tuesday. Click on this link to RSVP right away.