#SheInspiresMe: From Defence To Sports, Here Are Our 6 Sheroes

Let’s give a shoutout to all the women who have inspired us in one way or another.

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#SheInspiresMe: From Defence To Sports, Here Are Our 6 Sheroes

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We cry. We PMS. We can’t lead. We are not good with money. We are bad at maths or science. Our empowerment comes at the expense of men.

And the myths continue.

Yes, men! We may be bad at a lot of things (just like you are) and we are not perfect. But read this: The above are myths which have been omnipresent for centuries and it’s time to bust them. Because in this era of Batman, Superman and Ironman, we have our a list of our very own desi Supergirls and Wonderwomen who are ordinary women with extraordinary powers.

From flying an aircraft solo to climbing the Everest (that too four times), these women have truly impressed us and inspired us. And they didn’t even need a cape to fly or super-strength to fight crime and forces of evil.

So on this Women’s Day, let us reflect on these strong, powerful and brave women who have inspired us with their deeds.

Myth 1 Busted: It’s a man’s world (up there in the sky)

Well, Avani Chaturvedi thinks otherwise. She flew a MiG-21 bison and became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo.

Also Read: #GoodNews: Avani Chaturvedi 1st IAF woman combat pilot to fly solo

Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet solo.
Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet solo.
(Photo courtesy: ANI)

Myth 2 Busted: Women can’t fight

When you are Nirmala Sitharaman, the defence minister of a country of billions and have the Armed Forces at your command, do you still really need guns and swords to prove your ability to fight?

Also Read: Can Nirmala Sitharaman be a game-changer for Defence Ministry?

India has a woman defence minister after a long time.
India has a woman defence minister after a long time.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Myth 3 Busted: Women crack under pressure

Manu Bhaker maybe 16 but has already earned a place at the Beunos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games after winning the women’s 10 m Air Pistol gold at the first ISSF World Cup stage in Mexico’s Guadalajara.

Also Read: Just 16, Manu Bhaker makes a gold-class Shooting World Cup debut

Sixteen-year-old Manu Bhaker has earned a quota place for the Beunos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Sixteen-year-old Manu Bhaker has earned a quota place for the Beunos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
(Photo courtesy: ISSF)

Myth 4 Busted: Women can’t play cricket.

Sorry folks! Then you haven’t met Mithali Raj, the captain of our women's cricket team who led her team to their second World Cup final.

Also Read: Cricket was a way to get ‘lazy’ Mithali Raj into a healthy routine

Mithali Raj  led the Indian women’s cricket team to their second World Cup final last year.
Mithali Raj led the Indian women’s cricket team to their second World Cup final last year.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Myth 5 Busted: A women’s place is in the home.

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar did not stay at home. She stepped out of her home and went on to represent India in this international event and guess what made her get the crown? Her answer in the Q&A round about motherhood.

Also Read: Let’s discuss Manushi Chhillar’s brilliant answer about motherhood

Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2017
Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2017
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Myth 6 Busted: Women cannot be trusted with money

Chanda Kochhar, who started off as a management trainee, climbed the ladder steadily to become the managing director and CEO of ICICI bank and continues to hold her post.

Also Read: On aiming for the stars: Chanda Kochhar’s letter to her daughter

Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO of ICICI Bank
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Myth 7 Busted: Women can’t lead.

Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the second richest Indian woman and has been leading the company for quite some time. Shaw is a self-made woman who was ranked 629th on the Forbes 2018 World’s Billionaires List with a fortune of $3.6 billion.

Also Read: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw reveals why she resigned from TERI council

Managing Director and Chairman of Biocon India Ltd Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.
Managing Director and Chairman of Biocon India Ltd Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

So on this women’s day, myths ko karo bye bye and go ahead and join the bandwagon of people who have been tweeting about different women who have been an inspiration for them under the hashtag #sheinspiresme. Because women, you are all amazing!

And Happy Women’s Day!

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