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Nirupama Rao holds the prestigious position of India’s Ambassador to one of the most influential countries of the world, the USA.
Nirupama Rao’s diplomatic career spans several decades and she has worked in important roles in many countries across the world including China, Russia and Sri Lanka among several others.
Known as much for her elegant cotton saris as well as for her articulate and insightful talks, Nirupama Rao acts as a strong connecting link between India and the US. She works towards building better trade and economic relations between the two countries.
Keeping up with the times, Nirupama Rao is highly active on Twitter, earning herself a spot in Foreign Policy’s global list of 100 Most Influential Women on Twitter.
Why we find her inspiring:
– For having many impressive ‘firsts’ to her credit: she was India’s first woman Ambassador to China and India’s first woman High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.
– For being the educated, accomplished and empowered face of India in the US.
– For managing to find an effective balance between motherhood and a high profile career which involves extensive travelling.
– For setting a fitting example to young Indian women to aim high and to work hard.
*Photo credit: Jamia Journal (Used under the Creative Commons Attribution License.)
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If a woman insists on her prospective groom earning enough to keep her comfortable, she is not being “lazy”. She is just being practical, just like men!
When an actress described women as “lazy” because they choose not to have careers and insist on only considering prospective grooms who earn a lot, many jumped to her defence.
Many men (and women) shared stories about how “choosy” women have now become.
One wrote in a now-deleted post that when they were looking for a bride for her brother, the eligible women all laid down impossible conditions – they wanted the groom to be not more than 3 years older than them, to earn at least 50k per month, and to agree to live in an independent flat.
Most of my women clients are caregivers—as mothers, wives and daughters. And so, they tend to feel guilty about their ambitions. Belief in themselves is hard to come by.
* All names mentioned in the article have been changed to respect client confidentiality.
“I don’t want to take a pay cut and accept the offer, but everyone around me is advising me to take up what comes my way,” Tanya* told me over the phone while I was returning home from the New Delhi World Book Fair. “Should I take it up?” She summed up her dilemma and paused.
I have been coaching Tanya for the past three months. She wants to change her industry, and we have been working together on a career transition roadmap.
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