Flight Cadets Mohana Singh, Avani Chaturvedi, and Bhawana Kanth broke a major barrier last week when they became the first women fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force. A few days ago, Hillary Clinton breached another glass ceiling by becoming the first female Presidential nominee in the United States, representing the Democratic Party.
Every day, women are breaking some barrier or glass ceiling – in sports, finance, space, technology and leadership – or threatening to do so. These stories serve to inspire and motivate women and girls everywhere to aspire to be their best selves and follow their interests.
However as UN Women rightly points out, “Individual women have overcome these obstacles with great acclaim, and often to the benefit of society at large. But for women as a whole, the playing field needs to be level, opening opportunities for all.”