A PM Yuva author and Write India Winner
“It is empowering to see women live out their dreams and soldier on where their rights are challenged or their presence questioned. Cyber space is next on the map.There has been a certain bias against women in digital spaces, weird doubts about their technological prowess and their scientific acumen. No wonder the environment gets rarefied as we go up the STEM ladder or corporate ceiling.
It is time that we teach our girls to dress up as planets, clouds, fishes, astronauts, hearts, stars and stardust. It is time we tell them that they can be more, more than who they think they are OR less, less than what others expect them to be. Women can be whoever wherever whatever they want.
Just like the protagonist of my first book, the doughty Enakshi Chatterji made her space in sales, or the heroine of my second book- Rani Dijeanliu, the fiery freedom fighter, spent 14 years in prison for the sake of her people, we need to storm prejudicial walls and create meaningful connections amidst the female community. We need to create a world where women can belong, and feel free, safe, satisfied, aware and loved. As the digital space gets bigger and bigger, it creates a larger platform for women to find their place, to give shape to their dreams, utilize their intellect to create a more equitable digispace and be a part of the AI revolution. #PowerOn”
Written By – Aashisha Chakraborty, bestselling author, columnist, poet