A woman has a great role to play in society, especially since she is peace-loving. She can be a strong peacemaker: at home, in the community, in society, and in the world.

By nature, a woman is multi-talented and multi-faceted. If she is well educated and well informed locally as well as globally, she can make the required positive change. All of us share our achievements and challenges. This certainly helps to broaden our vision and understanding of where and how we can contribute to the world stage. We can carry forth this inspiration to our respective countries to share among our people.

As leaders, there are many who look up to us to bring about a positive transformation.

We are very fortunate as educated women to hold so many uplifting and challenging positions all over the world, contributing towards a positive change.  It is our prerogative to provide opportunities for other women and girl children in society who are deprived of the same due to lack of education.  We must educate the girl child and empower every woman. 

We have all seen that a woman is truly empowered when she has inner strength, peace of mind and self-confidence. These qualities, which are the greatest force of transformation, are the gift of Spirituality.

Human values, compassion, caring – all these are also part of Spirituality. We, as women leaders, can globalize spirituality and take this message of human values, compassion and caring to every corner of the world. We can work together to bring a smile on the face of every woman. This would surely help to make the world a harmonious and peaceful place to live in.

Bhanumathi Narasimhan, Director of Women Empowerment and Child Care Programs (WECCP) for The Art of Living Foundation (AOL), which is a volunteer-based, humanitarian and educational non-governmental organization. 

This article was first published on www.speakingtree.in