Follow Your Career Dreams; It’s Never Too Late #WomenOnTheMove

Posted: March 7, 2017

Women’s career dreams. Why are they short lived? How to take charge of our dreams after a career break? Finding the answers with #WomenOnTheMove.

You should have an aim in life, in your career and be ambitious. Stand on your feet. Be independent!

Strong, motivating reminders often say this. The irony is, while not much changes for men all their lives, things change drastically for women. They are constantly and consistently told — be ambitious, but once married – your ambition changes, you now have a family. Stand on your feet but keep them grounded, you now have a family. Be independent but careful, you now have a family.

In an interview, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, had spoken extensively about how Indian families encourage further education of girls and women, but at the same time they also push for early marriage and motherhood. She had also spoken about her mother who had told her that once she is in the house, she is a wife and a mother; so she should leave her crown in the garage.

Last week, we had our weekly #WomenOnTheMove chat over at Twitter, where we discussed why women’s career dreams are short lived, what are the primary factors that go behind women abandoning their dreams and how women can take charge of their life and dreams after a career break. This is what they said.

(If you’re not yet following Women’s Web on Twitter, do now, and you can come over for the chat too, every Wednesday 6-7PM IST).

Why do women abandon their careers?

Why are women’s careers not taken seriously?

Winds of change — are they blowing?

Time to take matters into your hands. Time to tell your daughters to take charge!

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