Bollywood’s Strongest – Women Characters to look up to this Woman’s Day

It’s safe to say that today a large number of women don’t conform to gender roles set in the yesteryears. The women of today have gone against the patriarchy and their own inhibitions and have emerged as strong and independent individuals. Indian cinema and Bollywood, in particular, is also giving way to such realistic portrayals of the modern Indian woman. So, on this Women’s Day, we take a look at some of the most inspirational women role models Bollywood has given us that teaches us how financial independence empowers a woman. Continue reading “Bollywood’s Strongest – Women Characters to look up to this Woman’s Day”

Wo-money-ia – The call of the Hour

womoneyia-11Women are taking the world by their strides. The achievements of the fairer sex in the work arena are no longer insignificant. Women have gone from supplementing household incomes to contributing equally to it. And yet it is so difficult to find women who handle their own finances. They may earn as much as their brothers or husbands and yet most of them will not take an initiative when it comes to managing their finances. Why is it that in an era where the CEOs of leading banks like ICICI, Axis and SBI are women, the average working woman still does not come forward to take her own financial decisions?
It is actually quite disturbing to see intelligent and articulate women, look on without any seeming interest or understanding when the topic of conversation centers on investments and finances. It is essential that we try to understand this lack of interest and initiative on part of women simply because women need to understand how money works and how it needs to be handled to their advantage. Continue reading “Wo-money-ia – The call of the Hour”