Today the importance of women in the society is beyond any suspicion.In today’s world, women with their ambitions, intelligence and strength have proved that the word ‘inferior’ has nothing in common with their gender.Not only have they magnificently managed their households,they are also impeccably conquering the professional front.
One of the greatest achievements of women has been in space technology and research.As Chandrayaan-2 sets to make history, credit for the project goes to the team behind the mission. Among other things what makes this mission unique for the space agency, ISRO, is that it is its first to have two women leading a project. Not only that, 30 per cent of the members working on the Chandrayaan-2 mission are women.
Muthayya Vanitha was appointed as the first woman project director of ISRO as an electronics system engineer and had the heavy burden of handling the mission. She was responsible for data handling systems for India’s remote sensing satellites.She exhibited excellent problem-solving skills and team management capabilities even during the havoc caused with the landing of Chandrayaan-2.
Ritu Karidhal was the mission director of Chandrayaan-2. She was responsible for the spacecraft’s outward autonomy system. Karidhal is also known as the ‘rocket woman’ of India. She has also received the ISRO Team Award for MOM, Women Achievers in Aerospace.
Both the women have two decades of experience. They also share another common thing between them – they both have excruciating work hours.Also,they both have showcased what women are capable of achieving.They were able to provide enough reasons for ISRO to hire more women to conquer the moon and change society’s mindset regarding the female gender.
It is high time we support women and sensitize the society about the necessity of including women in something more than just the household chores.If used efficiently women workforce could act as a phenomenal asset for the upliftment and betterment of the society.
Women are proven to have a better memory than men,they tolerate pain and handle stress better than men. Women are also great multitaskers.Thus, in a nutshell, if provided enough opportunities, women can be prodigious leaders, achieving heights and shaping the world into a better place.