"I raise up my voice — not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ―Malala Yousafzai
From Gandhi and Ambedkar to Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau, many have spoken about how a country and society cannot grow or develop if women aren’t respected or given their due, if they are suppressed.
In the world in which we live, every day is a challenge for women. From harassment at the workplace to abuse at home to trolls on social media trying to drown out your voice, the obstacles are endless. But women are not weak, they are strong enough to tackle any challenge that comes their way.
“Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength." —G.D. Anderson
So this year, we celebrate women in society - women in literature, in media, at workplaces and at homes. We will discuss how women are perceived and how these perceptions need to change.
Join us for the HerStory Women’s Day meetup at the YourStory office, Bengaluru on 6th March, 2017. Register here to attend the event.
HerStory Women's Day meetup 2017
Date: 6th March, 2017
Time: 5.30- 7.45 pm
Venue: YourStory Office, Bengaluru
5.30 pm: Registration and networking
5.40 pm- 5.45 pm: Opening remarks
5.45 pm- 6.00 pm: A special performance by Kate Black-Regan and Nupur Saraswat
6.00 pm -6.40 pm: A room of her own: Women's place in society
Sahil Kini, Aspada
Shalini Prakash, 500 Startups
Sandhya Mendonca, Raintree Media
Nimi Ravindran, Sandbox Collective
Dipti Nair (moderator)
6.40 pm - 7.10 pm: Social media and women
Padmavati Rao, Actress, Poet, Writer
Manju Arif, Principal, Delhi Public School, North Bengaluru
Pragya Prasun Singh, Founder and Secretary, Atijeevan Foundation
Sudarshan Rajagopal, Cyber Defence Leader, Shell India
Jaya P. Srinivasan, Poet, Writer, Feminist
Ranjana Tripathi (moderator)
7.10 pm -7.40 pm: Poetry on Women: The evening will conclude with a poetry session, where eminent poets from the city will share their work on the struggles and lives of women in India. The poems will be performed in English, Hindi, Kannada and other Indian languages.
Register now. Limited seats available.