The most conspicuous and endearing aspect of the event was to see the number of men folk seated in the audience cheering and supporting their women counterparts through out the function!
The eminent speakers for the event were.
M/s Rajshree Pathy – Chairman, Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals Limited, Coimbatore. In her inspiring speech she articulated about how meticulously a woman plays different roles in her life and does justice to each of them. This successful lady ended her speech with this quote “Never limit yourself because of others limited imagination and never limit others because of your imagination “. M/S Kani Mozhi – A prominent writer for the Tamil edition of ‘India Today’ and magazines catering to women segment in her speech without any ambiguity and with full assertiveness envisaged the paradigm shift where a woman has become her own bread winner.
Ms Sarada Ramani – – Founder, Computers International and recipient of “Best Women Entrepreneur – 2004 inspired the audience with her unique non conventional success story that lifted their spirits with a feeling of “Yes I can” echoing in their minds.
Ms Rekha Shetty – Popularly called the corporate doctor, is the founder of the well known brand “Minds power”. With her inherent gift of gab, she redefined success as making a difference and creating a magic circle for everything around to flourish and grow! The metaphor of women being addressed as shock absorbers captivated the interest of the audience .
Dr P Manorama – Founder of Chennai’s Community Health Education Society (CHES). She transported the audience to a different plane by expressing the trauma undergone by people affected with HIV Aids. She planted the seeds of responsibility in the hearts of the audience to make a difference in their lives
M/s Ranjini Reddy -An engineer by profession was the pioneer in starting a software training company. In her eloquent speech, she spoke about how women are proving their mettle in multifarious fields and are emerging successfully.
Dr Prithika Chary – Director of EPICENTTRE and neurosurgeon at Apollo Hospitals Consultant Neurologist, Apollo Hospital, reinforced the powerful feel of being a woman, in her thought provoking speech.
In a nut shell the event kindled the buoyancy of spirit of the audience and charged them with full zeal to embark on their journey with the conviction of “I think therefore I can .“
The International Women’s Day was indeed celebrated with a vibrance interwoven into the function by the rewarding rich experiences shared by the celebrities. Indeed it was a SWIM “with the tide as well as against the Tide” for the Great Lakers with bubbles of enthusiasm brimming and swinging the audience.