Education is globally acknowledged as the most powerful because it suggests of empowering women and ladies and protects them from the violation of their human rights. Investing in girls’ or women’s education can transform, and even save, lives—the lives of girls and women, and the lives of their families and communities. It is one of the most effective ways to achieve positive, sustainable change in the world, for everyone.
Certainly Education of girls and women let them gain greater knowledge, skills, self-confidence and capabilities, improving their own life prospects—and, in turn, an educated woman provides better nutrition, health care, and education for her family. In fact Education enables a woman to take greater control of her life and gain inclusion in decision-making processes, which unleashes her potential to contribute socially and economically to her family’s and community’s well being. Do you know that India has the potential to become the human resource capital of the world?
However, discriminating women may have a harsh impact. It is estimated that more than 50 million young women in India neither study nor work. Although the fact is that female population is still considered as second-class citizen in large part of our country. It is only ironical that last September, Google celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of Asima Chatterjee, a renowned Indian woman scientist who pioneered the work on medicinal chemistry in the country. In India, it is popularly said that a woman is either someone’s daughter, sister, wife, or mother, indicating the various stages of her life. But, it also indicates the fact that we never allow women to be herself. According to statistics, around 63.5 percent female students quit school during adolescence.
But things are taking turn fast! You want to know what a women can achieve if she is provided with proper education? Here are some examples that shows how education changed life of girls. Take a good look at them:
She is B. Com, B.L. and Fcs. Chitra Ramkrishna was the first woman managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). It is an institution founded in the early 1990s to reform the capital market in India. And now ranking as the world’s largest exchange in cash market trades and as one of the top three exchanges in index and stock derivatives. As the MD and CEO, Ms. Ramkrishna has not only maintained the rich legacy of this great institution, but her tireless endeavour has ensured it has scaled new heights.
She completed her B.E in computer science from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Kirthiga Reddy (born c.1971) is an Indian businesswoman and Managing Director (CEO) at Facebook India. In 2011, she became Fortune India’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women and also has been placed among India’s 25 most influential women.
She did her BA in Economics from the Lady Shri Ram College for women in Delhi. Also, she did her MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Shikha Sharma (born 19 November 1958) was the managing director and CEO of Axis Bank, the third largest private sector bank in India, from 2009 to 2018.
Nisa completed her Bachelor of Science (BSc) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Above all, She did her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. She completed her schooling from The Cathedral & John Connon School. Nisa’s previous assignments within the Godrej Group include the turnaround of Godrej Agrovet. She has overseen various projects in, innovation, strategy and HR for Godrej Industries and its associate companies.
Jayanti studied fashion in LA and Milan. She did her masters in Arabic from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Today, she is director of Parle Bisleri group. She aims to capture 100 percent of the Indian market and take Bisleri international.