‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World’
MS. jincy sreejith
The theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World” celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite everything, in the last one-year, women in healthcare have silently continued the good work. They have taken care of others regardless of the risk to their own lives and lives of their dear ones. Lockdowns also meant no household help, no day care facilities.
In spite of all these, as an eternal optimist, I do believe that being a women leader is much more than a job position and being driven by more than vague vision. They aim for clear targets, practical, achievable goals which inspire to great things. They need to be passionate about the higher purpose of all they do. One of the main things I’ve learnt about life and leadership is that before you conquer the external world, you have to master the inner world of your mind. Self-doubt creeps into your system at the weirdest moments. At times you don’t expect it at all.
According to my perspective, I strongly believe in women leaders as being a ‘warrior’. We have to realize that we are the only person who is in control of our life. It’s not the economy, our family, boss or anything else that we can possibly blame. To know our inner self is to know our purpose, values, vision, goals, motivations and beliefs. Not what you have been told by others but what you have discovered for yourself.
Knowing your inner self requires a huge level of introspection and self-awareness. Here is the point where a good leader awakens. Work, practice, see results and believe in your abilities that inspire people. Women leadership must come from one’s individuality. Only if you can rule yourself, you can rule the world. Across the world, women are facing increased domestic violence, unpaid care duties, unemployment, rapes and poverty. Despite women making up a majority of front-line workers, there is disproportionate and inadequate representation of women in national and global COVID-19 policy spaces. So it is very essential to build oneself strong enough to fight with it.
A woman is that loving and caring and seeks to know more about being perfect for her family and friends. Nurture yourself, take time for your passions, and find time to work towards your personal goals. Continuing to grow and thrive will help your family, the people around you to grow and thrive as well. Make sure we fulfill effective role model, show our elegance and empower, provide a vision to drive the success of your practice.
Ms. Jincy SreejithTeacher
Amrita Vidyalayam, Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala.