International Women’s day is here. It is a day celebrated to spread awareness amongst the people about women’s rights and gender equality. This day honors the socio-economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women around the world. Women worldwide deserve equal opportunities and a future free of stigma, conventions, and violence, a bright future that’s imperishable, amicable, with equal rights and opportunities. To reach there, we need women to break the glass ceiling and be at all the desks where decisions are made.

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, and the theme for this year is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. It is an appropriate theme to honor the colossal efforts by women worldwide in forming an equal tomorrow and taking strides towards the return from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women are at the forefront, fighting against COVID-19 since last year, as front-liner and health workers, as caregivers, doctors, and scientists, yet they get paid almost 11 percent less than their male equivalents globally. The latest analysis of COVID-19 task teams from 87 nations reveals only 3.5 percent of COVID-19 task teams had gender equality. Such gender parity is unacceptable now that we are in 2021.

When a woman leads, we see more positive changes and results. Women, globally, have directed the most effective and worthy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most simplistic forms of empowerment begin at home, where small freedom makes are a big difference. We saw women from different strata of societies coming forth to help and contribute to the community as much as possible during these challenging times. Whether as a front-liner or someone who works for people at the grassroots level, every woman did their part to make the pandemic less catastrophic. From historical times, we have seen great examples of women being great leaders, yet there are women still in 2021 who face suppression. As time changes, leadership in women must take a front for a better equal future.

Despite the numerous obstacles, women, particularly young women, are at the forefront of diverse and inclusive campaigns for impactful social change. That covers their preeminent part in taking a stand for climate change or the environment, striving for a green economy, and aiming for women’s equal rights. We all understand that increased inclusive leadership and representation makes numerous robust democracies, more solid governance, and more peaceful yet powerful societies.

We at care24 believe in inclusivity and leadership in women. We are led by our Founder & COO – Miss Garima Tripathi, who is working hard to make a change in the healthcare industry. We believe in empowering women by giving them equal opportunities in the home health care industry. Our small and consistent steps towards this change will surely change societies for the better.

Nothing can, and nothing should stop women from achieving a better equal future, not even COVID-19. COVID-19 has indeed affected millions of women around the world, making them lose jobs and businesses. It is a challenging time, but nothing is worse as long as you don’t give up. A better future with equality need not hinder due to Covid-19.