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In a society that constantly affirms outdated and unjust gender roles, what makes a man believe in the inherent equality of the sexes? Insights from seven successful Indian men reveal several patterns.
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"The single most important career decision that a woman makes is whether she will have a life partner and who that partner is." When I first read this quote by Sheryl Sandberg, the feminist in me was deeply offended. It seemed backward, belittling, and like something my grandmother would say in a "marriage-should-be-your-highest-ambition" sort of way. But as I continued reading Sandberg's book,<em> Lean In</em>, I found she was right -- particularly in regard to heterosexual relationships.
Career women in India are defining happiness on their own terms. What does an entrepreneur, an author and a C-suite executive have in common? These women have followed their dreams, overcome feelings of guilt and self-doubt, and leaned on supportive spouses, colleagues, family, and friends to build fulfilling careers. And, they all share one common trait: they cannot imagine their lives without a career.