Women have always voiced their opinions and fought for their rights. We extend our support to the resistance posed by women in Afghanistan against the Taliban and the movement against the Texas Abortion rule. While we stand in solidarity with the fights of women, we also celebrate the achievements of the women on the other side of the globe.
This week’s top stories contains stories of strength, resilience, and major achievements. From the political statements of celebrities at this year’s Met Gala to a step by the corporate brands towards gender equality, this week’s top stories display all. Without further ado, let’s catch up with this week’s top stories concerning women.
1. Women crowd line for online tech upskilling due to the effects of Pandemic
According to a half-dozen upskilling companies – upGrad, Simplilearn, Great Learning, Coursera, Scaler Academy, and Masai School, there has been a huge increase in the number of women enrolling in part-time courses. This adds to their credibility and increases their chances of getting a job or starting a business for themselves. They can venture into different sectors of work that were not available to them before. This move can be proved useful in the increase of women workforce.
2. Cadbury reinvented an old classic ad for the age of Equality
Cadbury’s 1990s cricket ad made a grand, reinvented comeback this week, hitting a straight sixer. Model Shimona Rashi, clad in a floral dress and holding a Dairy Milk, resurfaced on the field, executing her trademark joyful dance after her partner hit the winning run. This time, though, it was a young man who broke through the security to dance for his bat-wielding girlfriend.
What a difference a simple adjustment to the original Cadbury and Ogilvy advertisement can make! Reimagined for the modern era, the original commercial now sits beside our nostalgia as a symbol of the fight for gender equality being as simple as it has been demonstrated to be.
3. Harmilan Bains broke the national record for 1500 meter
🚨NATIONAL RECORD ALERT 🚨
At NOAC21 we have a new national record by 19 year old @HarmilanBains who has just bettered the national record in 1500m Women
New NR | 4:05:39
Previous NR | 4:06:03 (2002)
Superb performance by the Young Champ
— IndiaSportsHub (@IndiaSportsHub) September 16, 2021
At the 60th National Open Athletics Championship in Warangal on Thursday, the 20-year-old athlete set a new national record. Amandeep Singh and Madhuri Singh, both former athletes, are the parents of Bains. In just 4:05:39 seconds, she completed the 1,500-meter race. Harmilan Bains ran a personal best of 4:14:68 seconds last year and was able to cross the finish line 10 seconds faster on Thursday.
4. Sudha Reddy – the only Indian Guest at the Met Gala 2021
Making her debut at this year’s Met Gala, Hyderabad-based Philanthropist and MEIL director Sudha Reddy was the only Indian Guest at this year’s New York Charity Event, Met Gala. Sudha Reddy nailed this year’s theme: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, dazzled in a golden piece by Falguni Shane Peacock and oozed elegance with Farah Khan’s spectacular ear cuff. “Philanthropy is my life’s purpose and something that I hold very close to my heart. I aspire to shine the spotlight on various socio-economic causes faced by the less fortunate sections of the society in India on a global platform through my various appearances and associations. This was an extremely rewarding outing for me.” says Reddy. Sudha, who is well-known for her humanitarian activities both in India and abroad always looks forward to putting India on the map.
5. Maitri Patel is India’s Youngest Commercial Pilot At 19
Maitri Patel, a 19-year-old girl from Surat, recently became India’s youngest commercial pilot. Patel travelled to America for training after finishing class 12th with science. Patel didn’t live in an affluent household, but after recognizing her ambitions, her father sold a piece of land and sent her to America to pursue her career. She completed the 18-month training program in just 11 months and is now a commercial pilot.
CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp today met 19-year-old Maitri Patel, a farmer's daughter from Olpad, Surat, and congratulated her on becoming the youngest female commercial pilot after receiving vocational training in the US and also wished this pride of Gujarat a sky-touching career. pic.twitter.com/R4qHdbOQkb
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) September 7, 2021
6. Geeta Samota is the fastest Indian to scale two Peaks
Believe in yourself and let the world mark your achievements. Power of #women illuminated on "The Roof of Africa" @mountkilimanjaro 😎🇮🇳.Proud Indian and CISF Girl👩🏻✈️Jai Hind!!!! #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav#IndiaAt75@CISFHQrs @PMOIndia @RajCMO @KirenRijiju @ianuragthakur @SachinPilot pic.twitter.com/d3wrK8HPt0
— Geeta Samota (@geeta_samota) September 11, 2021
Geeta Samota of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) made history on Saturday by becoming the “fastest Indian” to climb two peaks in Africa and Russia, according to Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania Binaya Pradhan. According to news agency PTI, the 31-year-old successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest summit at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. Geeta scaled Mount Elbrus in Russia earlier this month, which is Europe’s highest summit.
7. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, etc made some striking political statements at Met Gala 2021
The political words ‘Tax the Rich’ and ‘Peg the Patriarchy’ inscribed on Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez’s and Cara Delevingne’s red-carpet ensembles instantly went viral. Gigi Hadid wore a Prada outfit with the words “decolonize the male gaze” written on it. “Space trips are the only kind of wasteful,” Grimes wore a mask that said. “Unionize, but not in a way that fosters corruption,” Alicia Keys suggested in her white, workwear-inspired clothing.
8. Ola Futurefactory to be run entirely by women: CEO Bhavish Aggarwal
Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of Ola Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd, announced on Monday that the company’s electric scooter manufacturing, Ola Futurefactory, will be run entirely by women. Ola Electric, the e-mobility arm of the Bengaluru-based ride-hailing company, is building electric scooters on a 500-acre property near Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu. The facility is planned to produce 10 million vehicles each year. Ola Futurefactory will be controlled exclusively by women, with a workforce of 10,000 or more. It will be the world’s largest factory run entirely by women.