Arjun and Suhaani are catching up over call sharing the day’s highlight.
Suhaani: So whatsup? How was your day?
Arjun: So a colleague of mine who is very hardworking and deserving got promoted and she is our Team lead now. She is amazing. But some members of my team are not very happy with a woman at leadership position. The day that it leads to a downfall.
Suhaani: Ummm…do you follow the news?
Arjun: Sometimes! Do you think I would even get time to sit in front of the TV and listen to debates?
Suhaani: Then how can you say women are not good leaders? Have you seen their contribution during the pandemic?
Arjun: Why don’t you tell me?
Suhaani: Tremendous efforts have been made by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and to recover from the pandemic. Women stand at the front lines of the covid-19 crisis as healthcare workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and what not. Women leaders and women organisations have demonstrated the skills knowledge and network to effectively lead.
Arjun: Example? I just know countries that are lead by males.
Suhaani: Like heads of government in Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Slovakia has been widely recognised for the rapid decisions and effectiveness of the national response as well as the compassionate communication of fact-based public health information. The government in only 20 countries globally have seen women in leadership positions. It’s less but still VERY impactful.
Arjun: Well, this makes sense to me now. I guess we need to accept women in leadership positions and not underestimate them.
Suhaani: We should not underestimate anyone in anything Arjun.
Arjun: You’ve become smarty pants under my influence
Suhaani: yayayaya bleehh!