NEW DELHI: Bollywood beauty Kajol has said that India is a tougher place to live for women than it is for men. She was addressing unveiling ceremony “Women of Pure Wonder”, a book by the Vodafone Foundation narrating encouraging success stories of 60 extraordinary women.
Kajol appeared really impressed by the courage, bravery and resolve, Indian women are displaying to excel in life despite tougher conditions.
“In India, where it’s always tougher for a woman than a man, it’s inspiring to see so many courageous women who chose to speak up for their rights.”
The book “Women of Pure Wonder” includes engaging mix of some well-known and some unheeded stories of real women who have pluckily braved all social, economic, and familial odds to find success in their chosen field of work.
“At Vodafone, we firmly believe that what is good for the society is also good for business. This book is unique as it takes the story of these 60 women to inspire a much larger audience. This is but a small token of our admiration and respect for the ladies who have braved all odds to exemplify what every woman is capable of,” Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone Group Plc. said while addressing participants of launching ceremony.
The Vodafone Foundation has selected women’s empowerment as a key focus area and has launched several programs and projects across India in collaboration with credible partners from the social sector. Revenue generated the book sales will be used for empowering girl child through the Naz Foundation.