𝟑𝟎 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐈𝐧 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫
𝐁𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐥 𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐰𝐚𝐢
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐑𝐮𝐩𝐚 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫
𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝟑𝟏𝟒
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟏𝟏𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟓
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐍𝐨𝐧-𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑

The book narrates the stories of 30 Indian women who come from diverse backgrounds but share common aspects of their journeys and how they accomplished their success.

Although the stories in the book are inspiring and highlight the struggles of women, Naina chose to feature mostly women from privileged backgrounds who had a strong support system of family and friends. This portrayal, however, is not representative of the majority of women who face ground-level obstacles such as conservatism, patriarchy, poor economic background, and lack of guidance and support. While having a sound economic and social background can certainly make the path easier, true obstacles lie in societal norms and systemic barriers. In my opinion, the author should have included stories of successful women who come from underprivileged or normal families or those who had to fight against societal and familial pressures to pursue their work and achieve success. This would provide a more diverse and realistic representation of the challenges that women face on their journeys toward success. These distinguished women have shared similar experiences, and reading their stories in succession may become repetitive.

While the book did not meet my expectations, as the majority of women featured were from privileged backgrounds, including daughters of bureaucrats, army and police personnel, and those who inherited experience, wealth, and wisdom, it remains a must-read for every working woman. The book is a source of inspiration for women who aspire to build their careers, as it emphasizes that there are no limitations to what women can achieve, and encourages them to take charge and pursue their goals fiercely. 

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