International Women's Day: 14 things that women can't do, says who?

Updated: 08 March, 2020 13:56 IST | Saumya Gourisaria
  • Beyonce

    Women can't balance careers along with motherhood

    Mother to an 8-year-old daughter and nearly 3-year-old twins, Beyonce is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. She is the first female artist to have her first six studio albums debut at number one. Her album became the fastest-selling album in iTunes Store's history. Pic/Instagram

  • Bhawana Kanth

    Women can't drive

    Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth has become the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake combat missions on a fighter jet in May 2019. She is from the first batch of woman fighter pilots of the IAF. Pic/ANI's Twitter

  • Greta Thunberg

    Too young to inspire

    16-year-old Greta Thunberg has started an international youth movement against climate change. Four years ago, she was diagnosed with Asperger's, a form of autism. The teenager took the whole of 2019 off school to attend key climate conferences, and to join student protests around the world. She was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Pic/mid-day archives

  • Isha Ambani

    Don't work well under pressure

    Isha Ambani was named as one of Asia's 'Women to Watch' in 2015 by Forbes. Isha Ambani is on the board of directors for India's largest retailer, Reliance Retail. She is also a co-director for Jio. Pic/Instagram

  • Jenniffer Morgan

    Women are technologically challenged

    Jennifer Morgan is an American technology executive. She is the Co-Chief Executive Officer at SAP SE. Morgan became the first American woman ever appointed to the SAP Executive Board in 2017. She is the first female Chief Executive of SAP, and she is the first female CEO of a company on the DAX index. Pic/Twitter

  • Susan Wojcicki

    Susan Diane Wojcicki is a Polish-American technology executive. She has been the CEO of YouTube since February 2014. Wojcicki was involved in the founding of Google and became Google's first marketing manager in 1999. Pic/Twitter

  • Kaamya Karthikeyan

    Stay at home, look after your family

    A 7th standard student of Navy Children School in Mumbai Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest girl in the world to summit Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and outside of Asia. In August, last year, she summitted Mt Mentok Kangri II of 20,544 feet peak that overlooks the Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh. Pic/mid-day archives

  • Kaneez Surka

    Women aren't funny

    Kaneez Surka is an improv artist, comedian and Youtube who has made several appearances in All India Bakchod videos and also judged Comicstaan. She achieved mainstream popularity on the satirical news show 'The Week That Wasn't.' Pic/mid-day archives

  • Yousuf Malala

    Women are weak and fragile

    Malala Yousufzai was shot by a Taliban gunman, which travelled 18 inches from the side of her left eye, through her neck and landed in her shoulder in October 2012. She is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate at age 17. Pic/Twitter

  • Manasi Joshi

    Sports isn't for them 

    30-year-old Manasi Joshi clinched the top honours in the women's singles SL3 final defeating World No. 1 and compatriot Parul Parmar at World Para-Badminton Championship. Manasi lost her left leg in a road accident in 2011. However, that did not stop her from playing badminton and she went on to win many medals for India. Pic/mid-day archives

  • Mithali Raj

    Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs. She is the first player to score seven consecutive 50s in ODIs. Raj also holds the record for most half-centuries in WODIs. In June 2018 during the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, she became the first player from India (either male or female) to score 2000 runs in T20Is, and also became the first woman cricketer to reach 2002 WT20I runs. Pic/mid-day archives

  • Mary Kom

    Not as strong as men

    Mary Kom is an Indian Olympic boxer and incumbent Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals. Mary Kom Apparently Lost 2 Kgs In 4 Hours To Win Gold For A Tournament. Pic/mid-day archives

  • Nita Ambani

    They aren't meant to be at top positions

    Nita Ambani has been elected in two prestigious commissions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), including the prestigious Olympic Channel Commission. She has also been made a member of the Olympic Education Commission. Pic/mid-day archives

  • Sanna Marrin

    And they can definitely not lead a country

    Finland's new Prime Minister, aged 34, Sanna Marin is the youngest leader in the world. She was the former transport minister. At the age of 27, Marin was elected the head of the city council in her hometown of Tampere. Pic/Twitter

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First Published: 08 March, 2020 09:00 IST