It is a great pleasure and Honour for me to be here. Based on your experience on different walks of life I believe you have much to say about women’s empowerment and women’s leadership. “To awaken the people, it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves”.- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Barrack Obama says in coat “history showed that countries are more prosperous and more peaceful when women are empowered”. To be empowered is to invest someone with power especially legal power or official authority.
Increasing the number of women in leadership positions is a sign of their empowerment, not a substitute for it. It reflects determination and the belief that women participation in political leadership is necessary to healthy and sustainable society. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make and manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Oprah Winfrey once said in coat “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you, always.”