Based out of the national capital of Delhi, Dr. Meenu Kumar, Director, Cosmo Arts (India) is one of the most vibrant and dynamic personalities in the field of art. She possesses a discerning eye for art in different genres and is a well-renowned art curator, artist, social activist & art critic. She founder of Cosmo Arts India Gallery and NGO Cos We Care and is also Vice President for Indian region ot Oisca International, a Japanese NGO with consultative status with United Nations. Dr. Meenu Kumar holds a doctorate in Multimedia & has authored many books on the subject.
“A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
All the way through the history, the significant role of women in society has confirmed the stability, progress and long- term development for nation. Women played a variety of major and imperative roles from their birth till the end of their life. We have been part of male dominant society from very long, where women are considered weak even when they plays all the roles and jobs timely and inefficient manner. Even after lots of awareness programmers, rules, and regulations, the life of women remains much more complicated than a man. In addition to taking care of herself, she has to take care of her family members as well being a daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife, daughter-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, etc.
After a lot of scuffles women in today’s time are finally outshining. Unlike earlier days, women nowadays are practically in every sector and most prominently doing wonders in their respective fields. The workplaces which were male-dominated once now do not exist, with women entering in such business. This might be the outcome of gender equality or the willingness and confidence of female employees.
Women in business industry are doing great and have also shown a remarkable growth of themselves in the market, thus proving that they are no less than anyone. Below are some benefits of women in business industry-
Benefits of Women in Business Industry-
- Flexibility at workplace
The rise in number of women at workplace has made an organisation to give a closer look at the difficulties of their employees and staff. With the coming of women to the workforce, the management has done many positive changes to bring several new programs that will advantage both male and female employees. Facilities like childcare, ATM machine at work, work from home, elder care, oil change and much more, which were not offered by the management before women started to enter the workforce.
- Smooth and effective communication
Women are found to be a great communicators as they respond more excellently to visual, verbal and sensitive factors than men. Women are awarded with strong communication and networking skills using which they can encourage any collaborative or group work efforts. Also, women eavesdrop to team members carefully, share ideas, and give the assistance to encourage teamwork, while upholding professionalism.
- Diversity and Multidimensional interest at workforce
Women have a preference to do diverse things from painting, watching sports, playing instruments, cooking to playing pool and smoking cigars they do everything with the same enthusiasm. For the reason that they have multidimensional interests, women can fetch a new topic to deliberate in office, allowing others to share their opinions on that. Apart from influencing her employer’s approach towards the benefit of employees, women bring several skills to the office that makes the interaction between people easier.
- Strong team spirit and feeling of attachment
Women usually value relationships and analyze the problem better. If these heart-stirring features of them are carried into workstation it can result in productive team-building that will work for the profit of the organization. Women use their relationship building and communication skill to manage a team efficiently. They can make every employee of their team feel that their hardwork and involvement have been valued.
- Positivity and opitism
Women are full of optimism and positivity. They can smell opportunities everywhere. They are focused, strategic and keep their eye on the target. They are blessed with the power of sensing any sign of danger before it enters. Women can smoothly manage emergency and always try to learn something from it.
- Superb Management
Born with a mind-blowing managing skill, women are pro in handling board meetings, teaching kids, taking care of the family to cooking they can do every task with much self- assurance. They are good in time management and with their collaborative style of management, compassion, and intuitiveness they can easily inspire employees to give their best.
Barriers on women in Business Industry –
- Psychological barriers and biasness against women
The less-established business networks, and social and traditional constraints that restrict women’s participation in business. Religion hold back women from owning businesses. Still, in our society some people think women are not enough themselves and may be required to have a male partner will do deals, negotiate, and be the face of the business.
Women who struggle and succeed are often shy about hyping their accomplishments. They are scared of being labelled as proud or boastful people. Women need to stand by their success and let people around them recognize it.
- Limited funding
It is not necessary that all business people are privileged enough to have an investor for their business. Some have to launch their business ventures, rely on credit cards or raise capital on their own. Women’s businesses are among the leading ventures that lack financial support.
- Fear of failure
Running a business is risky and demands surprising conditions. No one start any business with a guarantee of success. Fear of the known and the unknown is a major issue for women. This fear is toxic and dangerous because women may result in operating from a place of fear as a substitute of confidence. As a result, they will fail in business even when they were meant to succeed.
- Balancing Responsibilities
An enormous number of women are not just entrepreneurs or career people—they have families, spouses, and other responsibilities. Demands from personal and professional commitments can pressure a woman to abandon either her business or family It becomes difficult for those women who lack social support because they have to carry the entire burden by themselves. Some women can balance these two spheres of their lives, while others can’t.
“If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.” Candice Carpenter, founder of iVillage.com