Celebrate women and their potential

In commemorating Women's Day in years to come, we should all take a step forward to unlock the true potential of women.
In commemorating Women's Day in years to come, we should all take a step forward to unlock the true potential of women.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The women around me have always exuded confidence. They've taken decisions for themselves and have never shied away from responsibility.

However, even today, some people deem women submissive, non-competitive, sensitive and incapable of performing tasks requiring the use of their intellect.

Women are just as capable of doing these tasks as men, if not more. They have proven this time and again.

It is encouraging to see women venturing into non-conventional jobs and careers like those in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries.

In commemorating Women's Day in years to come, we should all take a step forward to unlock the true potential of women.

Anushka Gupta, 17

Grade 12 High School student


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2019, with the headline 'Celebrate women and their potential'. Print Edition | Subscribe