“Now our culture says that women can do anything and I’ve done it all. My life is possible because women can do anything. I am an architect, I’m a belly dancer, I’m a mother, I love clothes and I moved from India to the United States 25 years ago on my own. Men don’t get the “You can be anything message.” I can engage in a mostly male profession but men can’t enter into mostly female professions as naturally.” – Ritu Saheb is a real estate developer/architect.
“There is a lot of pressure to be a specific kind of a woman. People don’t always recognize my femininity because I take on the more masculine roles in relationships and at work. I express my feminism through my mannerisms rather than how I look. Am I a lack of a woman because I don’t connect with that part of me, or am I still a woman?” – Jasmin Peltro works at WeWork and aspires to be a photographer.
“It’s ironic, some women worry that taking maternity leave will stall their career. Having a child and taking a leave from my job led me to starting my business and has been the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my career.” – Julia Pimsleur founder of LittlePim and author of “Million Dollar Women”.