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A Woman's Right To Confidence

This International Women's Day, not only should we celebrate the many achievements of women all over the world, but also take inspiration from them and renew our confidence in ourselves, stepping out of our comfort zones and taking charge of our lives

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Gone are the days when women were always expected to be meek, humble, and subservient, fit only for roles of silent housewives, or nurses, playing second fiddle to a male doctor. Be it through their long struggle, or their immense perseverance and patience, women are finally earning equal importance and freedom as men, in the gradually evolving societal structure of the world. In spite of being constantly told that they cannot manage any roles other than ones pre-defined for them by society, the indomitable spirit and confidence of today's women help them achieve greater and greater milestones every day.

However, even today, men are primarily considered to be the protectors of women, responsible for supporting and nurturing them, while women are made to believe that they aren't capable of doing so themselves, thereby conditioned to blindly accept this imbalanced setup. As a result, they hold themselves back, believing that they are incompetent and powerless to achieve their dreams.

Thus, for today's woman, the most important step towards complete gender equality, is reigniting her confidence in herself, and knowing that there is nothing that she can't achieve. Not only does it help her break free of the shackles imposed on her by society, but it also teaches her of her strengths, and of everything she is capable of.

This International Women's Day, not only should we celebrate the many achievements of women all over the world, but also take inspiration from them and renew our confidence in ourselves, stepping out of our comfort zones and taking charge of our lives. Only when we conquer all our insecurities and fears, and start believing that 'we can', instead of 'we can't', will we be able to leap over every obstacle thrown our way, and leave behind a legacy, for others to follow.

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Ameera Shah

The author is promoter and managing director, Metropolis Healthcare

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