#CelebrateingtheRainbow at the workplace – share your stories of Pride!
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As Indian women, we’ve all been reminded at some point that we are ‘Indian women’ – a statement that comes with a few cultural prerequisites. In this conversation, four women entrepreneurs share their journey, what it has been like to be a woman running an enterprise in India, the pros and cons that come with it, and going against what’s considered ‘appropriate’. This is a panel discussion between Lakshmi Rebecca, Aishwarya Raman of Auto Raja, Anu Sridaran of Next Drop, and Devi Murthy of Kamal Kisan.
“If you’re not happy with what you’re doing, you owe it to yourself to pursue whatever makes you happy,” says Devi Murthy when asked what her message to the rest of Indian women was.
In this conversation you get to see what 4 awesome and empowered Indian women have to say about life and following your dreams – all in one amazing conversation!
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Can you believe this bloke compelled me to wear only saris - full time at home- till the eighth month of my pregnancy?! The excessive heat coupled with humidity made my life miserable.
Recently when I browsed an interesting post by a fellow author on this very forum I had a sense of déjà vu. She describes the absolutely unnecessary hullabaloo over ladies donning nighties and /or dupatta –less suits.
I wish to narrate how I was in dire straits so far wearing a ‘nightie’ was concerned.
I lived in my ultra orthodox sasural under constant surveillance of two moral guardians (read Taliban) in the shape of the husband’s mom and dad. The mom was unschooled and dim-witted while the dad was a medical practitioner. But he out-Heroded the Herod in orthodoxy.
My supervisor introduced me as a valuable member of the team, emphasizing my skills and contributions rather than focusing on my gender identity. This simple act set the tone for my experience in the workplace.
As a transwoman navigating the corporate world, I had encountered my fair share of discrimination and challenges. Transitioning without the support of my parents and having limited friendships in my personal life made the journey difficult and lonely. However, when I stepped into the office, something remarkable happened, I left behind the stress and negativity, embracing a space where I could truly be myself.
Joining the marketing team as a graphic designer, I was initially apprehensive about how my colleagues would react to my gender identity. But to my surprise, the atmosphere was welcoming and respectful from day one. My supervisor, Sarah, introduced me as a valuable member of the team, emphasizing my skills and contributions rather than focusing on my gender identity. This simple act set the tone for my experience in the workplace.
As I settled into my role, I discovered that my colleagues went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and included. They consistently used my correct name and pronouns, creating an environment where I could be authentically me. Being an introvert, making friends wasn’t always easy for me, but within this workplace, I found a supportive community that embraced me for who I truly am. The workplace became a haven where I could escape the stresses of my personal life and focus on my professional growth.
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