In a society, where women are treated as weak, vulnerable and burden, it is quite inspiring what Sudha Murty has to say about women’s strength. We need to not let society make us forget how strong we are.
In one of her recent interviews, our inspiring role-model, Sudha Murty said:
“I believe women are more courageous than men.”
She further adds,
“Women should know their potential and harvest it for their betterment. Because if she will make herself better, society will be better. Women should give up the attitude – “I can’t do it because I am a female”.
But this isn’t the first time she asked women to believe in themselves. In an earlier interview, she recited a beautiful story to inspire women to believe in her strength:
“About 10-15 years ago I saw a baby elephant, 10 months old named Ganesha. When I patted him he pushed me with his trunk and fell 20 feet away.
I looked at Ganesha’s mother Chandrika, who was tied to a tree and realized that she was oblivious of the power she had. She was tied to a tree but was peacefully eating grass. She didn’t realize the power she could display by shaking a leg and bringing down the tree.
All she could do was sit peacefully because she was chained. Often in our minds, we think we are chained, but as women, we fail to realize we have tremendous power and potential. We think only of the chains.
We do not use the power of the mind to break free from shackles.”
Sudha Murty believes women don’t have to compare with men, just with themselves. She further adds:
“In fact, being a woman is an advantage. I was the only girl in class and that made me self-sufficient. I ensured I took my notes, was on class on time and fully focused on what was happening. I had no friends or anyone to spend time with. I am my best companion. Being self-sufficient teaches you to not depend on anyone and tackle any challenges that come your way.”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Sudha Murty on how she used such simple words to make women believe in their worth. We hope unlike the mother elephant, we won’t let ourselves forget our true power. Let’s use the power of self-belief to break the chain that society makes us wear.