While there are some significant barriers for women to achieve the gender parity we hope for, as we celebrate 107th Annual International Women’s day on 8th March, let us celebrate some of the huge successes woman have had in last couple of decades:
1) More women Billionaires
2015 was a record breaking year for female billionaires with 197 women in 2015 rankings. In just three years, the number of female billionaires have grown by 90% in the list. This clearly shows the impact woman are having on the economy of the world. One newcomer in the list is Elizabeth Holmes, who at 31, is also the youngest self-made billionaire in the world.
Five Indian women are part of Forbes billionaires list this year. Also, six Indian women are part of the Forbes Top 50 list of “Asia’s Power Businesswoman 2015”.
Women are becoming more and more enterprising and are responsible for lot of new job creations and economic growth in the country. There are more and more women from rural and urban areas who are becoming successful entrepreneurs breaking all caste, religion, gender and other barriers. As per statistics India’s female entrepreneurs are becoming more confident with more woman finding opportunities to start their ventures (60%).
3) Corner office for Women
More and more women are getting into C band roles compared to just few years back. At least 80% of the companies in India say they are preparing more women for senior management roles. SEBI has mandated that every listed company in India should have at least one woman board member. Majority of the financial institutions in India today are driven by women and there are several role models in pretty much every industry.
With the theme of “Make It Happen” in 2015, let’s encourage effective action for advancing and recognizing women while calling for greater equality.
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
– Diane Mariechild
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