More than 1,700 responses from male and female professionals across industries were gathered by The Mom Project. It was discovered that women ranked their present level of workplace flexibility 11 points lower than men. Flexibility requires top-down support in order to become ingrained in a company’s culture. Promoting flexibility implies promoting individual autonomy. Management support is required. It's critical that daily obligations and existing staffing situation let workers have guilt-free days off.
Saniya M. Habboub is the first Lebanese woman to study medicine abroad, graduating from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1931. When she returned in 1932, she opened a small clinic with free services for women who could not afford treatment. Later, she worked with the Lebanese Red Cross. In gratitude for the education she received at Penn, Habboub endowed a scholarship at the institute. Her hometown Beirut also has a Sania Habboub Street in the Ramlet al-Baida section in her memory.
Singer-songwriter Aditi Saigal aka Dot was recently seen in the trailer of the upcoming Netflix musical 'The Archies' directed by Zoya Akhtar. Her rise to fame started with a 2017 viral music video she made at home. Dot says she prioritises personal growth over professional success because she believes it to be important for an evolving artist. She is also not a fan of the global culture where self-promotion overrides art. Dot was 19 when she went viral and is happy that she retreated from technology for a while.
Indian-American actress Indira Varma may be familiar to the new generation for playing Ellaria Sand. However, she made her debut in Mira Nair's Kama Sutra and was later typecast for her ethnicity. Today, she is playing an Imperial Officer in Obi-Wan Kenobi. She says it gives her joy to play a brown woman in the Star Wars franchise because she grew up watching a very white Star Wars. The actress is over being typecast because the new project is celebrating diversity. She attributes it to director Deborah Chow.
Vauhini Vara is riding the high of her first book 'The Immortal King Rao'. Growing up in Canada, she started her career as a technology reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Republic, Businessweek, and Fortune. She is also a mentor at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s Book Project and the secretary for Periplus, a collective mentoring writers of color. Her next book, 'This is Salvaged' is a story collection set to come out in 2023.
Bengaluru-based Malayali comedian Satshyaa first grabs your attention with her ever-changing vibrant hair colours. She started her online journey by shaving her head and sharing the hair growth journey on social media. The young creator makes everything from teaching Malayalam to talking about everyday blunders fun. The recently launched podcast Chumma Conversations is described as a place to remind you of '3 am conversations with a friend'. Satshyaa has 226K followers on Instagram and 7.15K subscribers on YouTube.