Women- strong power? Or smooth cooperation?
Have we seen accomplished women in our world? Have we felt their strong presence?
Her views on power, goverance, politics are largely associated with male charachteristics. She would rather avoid conflict than engage in it, leaving the field open to her being manipulated
In times like now when life is so multi dimensional, needing reinforcements and replenishment's a female stands the acid test of multi roles, soft and hard facets of a leader and a marquee manager
Many women do hold center-stage today, because people believe in them. Women present themselves more honestly, transparently, with clarity, speak a direct language that is relevant and connects. However is that the norm?
Women run countries with as much ease as they run creches with sensitivity and care
And here is a revelation - 50% of our electorate today are women. That's a sea change of statistics when you compare it to the days when women were not allowed to step out of home and from behind purdahs
Sure it is not easy. But then again sucess is not for the feeble hearted. The juggling for the top is fraught with stress, power play, frenetic lobbying, compromising. Infact in a candid moment you may even hear the admittance that she has made it to the top because of the men in her life. O nari, tu kyon itni pyari:)
Listen to this- Even today, one wishes for a son rather a daughter. Even today women have to fight for their rightful place in the corporate ladder. Even today if she is a tad too harsh with her colleagues she feels remorse and sad.
So how will she make it to the top? I know its fashionable to think living in cities like ours that women have arrived, but it is so far from the truth. Will she ever make it to the top like her male counterpart? Will the male bastion be on the verge of crumbling? If stats have their way then women have quite a long way to go before taking on the male bastion in the top of the chain-in-command.
SO maybe the trick lies not in competing but delineating the two bastions. By defining a new paradigm for herself? Where she is queen of all she rules? Till such a time the combination of environmental, cultural and societal reasons don't re-engineer, the marathon will chug onwards for the quest of the final bastion...