REVIEW OF THE BOOK- Super Women
By- PRACHI GARG
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors (12 February 2016)
THE PLOT AT A GLANCE-
In a nation that reveres women as goddesses of wealth, knowledge, power and infinite energy, there are a few who have gone on to prove why. Not only have they carved a niche for their talent, but have also inspired and empowered many others in the process. This book brings forth the stories of twenty women entrepreneurs who have struck a perfect personal-professional harmony and a chord with their immediate consumers. Their innovative ventures encompass a varied range of services – from supporting victims of acid attacks, to providing free skin care solutions; from online retail of lingerie, handmade bags and fashion accessories, to eco-friendly products of everyday utility; from pet care products, to quirky merchandise; from empowering folk artists, to providing clinical assistance to those going through tough times; from image consulting to house hunting; from arty solutions, to innovative marketing and corporate communication; from creating happy readers to making religious ceremonies simpler – these entrepreneurs have opened avenues formerly unexplored. Superwomen is an interesting journey of how they played all their roles to perfection, aligning their families with their ambitions, showing the world their true mettle.
I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for her. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look pitiful, you don’t point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart.
The title is very appropriate and delivers a strong message to the readers about the rise of the women empowerment. I feel with the spread of conformity and image-driven superficiality, the allure of an individuated woman in full possession of herself and her powers will prove irresistible and The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK:
The genre of the book is very unique and special. We especially in a country like India always think that the males dominate. They are the business heroes, successful persons and entrepreneurs. But we forget the fact that even women are equally ‘dominating’ as males. Inside every woman, is a crazy girl. And we all know what I’m talking about. That part of you that are entangled with insecurities, fears, and absolute insanity! The art of femininity lies in the moulding, pounding, and defeating of that crazy girl on a daily basis! Look at any woman, and you’re looking at a woman fighting a daily battle, wielding her weapons in war, every day! I have said it before and I’ll say it again: it is never easy being a woman! And if we could only pound that crazy, insecure girl out of ourselves, it would make such the difference!
A worldwide change in gender perception puts more and more expectations towards women, hence inter alia the role of women in business underlies continuous progress. It is currently a popular issue touched on by the society and aims to change the perspective of professionally successful women. This topic is extremely interesting considering the fact that more and more women have been promoted to executive roles in the business sector.
The business world deliberates still on new possibilities of profit augmentation, on most effective approaches to management methods and on the application of best leadership styles by executives. At present, the strategy of increasing the number of women in top management levels and in board rooms is applied more often. A lot of attention is also paid to the gender balance in companies due to many advantages that accompany the phenomenon.
Various studies present that advancing to top management positions is much harder for women than it is for men. Women have to work harder and prove themselves more in order to be promoted to decision-making positions. Reasons for this situation are prejudice, stereotypes, gender bias and the overall gender differences that exist in favour of men. The tendency to prefer men than women in promoting them to high management positions differs, of course, from country to country and from one part of the world to another. It can be justified by cultural differences, which are related to economic development of the country, the political system and religion. It is worth to mention that there is a significant difference in the position of women between European countries, USA and developing countries
Prachi Garg illustrates her view by scribbling 20 stories of how women started their own successful business. The author very vividly illustrates the problems faced by them and the way they leaped over them to grab the bit of success. We have a beautiful quote from The Diary of a young girl by Anne frank which goes like “In the book Soldiers on the Home Front, I was greatly struck by the fact that in childbirth alone, women commonly suffer more pain, illness and misery than any war hero ever does. What’s her reward for enduring all that pain? She gets pushed aside when she’s disfigured by birth; her children soon leave, hear beauty is gone. Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together.”
Once again I would like to say that you will never be able to end any battle if the people involved are unable to see their own hypocrisy, or how their insecurity contributed to their problems. Wounded people often choose to play the victim, so they can restore their dignity in unhealthy ways. Sadly, they do this through feeling justified, by making bad choices or actions (that honestly no diety would want them to do). This inability to accept their part in their unhappiness keeps them from growing. They need your prayers more than your anger. Just walk away. Let it go and pray that one day they will understand your pain, as much as you do theirs. Remember: The sexiest woman alive is one that can walk away from a place that God doesn’t want them to be. Do so with your head held high and forgive yourself and others. When you can do this, you will know what God’s definition of class is– YOU!
The book is not only an inspiration to us but it is a piece of hope and strength which will provide instincts that women are no more less than men.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK-
The lovely compilation of hope and strengths.
Beautiful characterisation of each and every individual
It will prove you “I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants”
Drawbacks (believe me, the negative points are negligible if you compare to the positive aspects)
The blurb could have been made more interesting.
The cover and illustration are very common. Maybe it could have been made more unique and attractive.
THE TITLE ITSELF-MINDBLOWING
The feeling of MADONNA’S quote “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”
Overall I would like to rate the book 47 on a scale of 50.
5 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 10/10
Usage of words and phrases-10/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
The net impact on the readers- 10/10
Once again I would like to say that Men can have an obvious display of heroics or strength or accomplishment, but it is the unsung women throughout all ages of humankind who have endured with superlative strength, beauty and love, often with secret suffering, that deserve absolute respect and acknowledgement. They are the true heroes of humanity. They are the champions who have birthed and nurtured us, who have held us together at the most integral level, when men seemed intent only on tearing apart the fabric of life for irrelevant ideals.
A SALUTE TO YOU MS.PRACHI GARG
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About the Author
Prachi Garg is a true blue Mirandian, who is an entrepreneur herself. She co-founded Ghoomophiro.com and Anmoluphar.com. An alumna of Great Lakes Institute of Management, she is passionate about writing and travelling.