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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

It all started with just a passion for dance from the young age and she attained the greatest height in the biggest dance reality show of India, DID (Dance India Dance) Super Mom. Cecille reached on second place in ZEE TV’s reality show DID – SUPER MOM dancing competition. That was the moment of proud for Goa and Goans since people in Goa love dancing but not many reached to the height she did. It was sheer passion and commitment that took her so high in the field of dancing. Today Cecille runs a dance academy and she is multi-tasking between her Zumba training to consultation and back to training the young children in schools. Like many others, Cecille too wants to do a lot of things in her life.
Being from the field of journalism Ruchika made her mark in the entertainment industry. In a very short span of time, she became one of the most sought after event comperes of India. In the normal circumstances the journey to the destination is always filled with a lot of challenges but for Ruchika, it is completely different. According to her she never faced the tough time in any of her endeavors and in fact she enjoyed the every moment of it. Ruchika is the perfect example of an empowered woman who believes to live life in style and work with complete self-determination.
Woman empowerment is the new mantra that is being promoted by the Indian government to encourage the Indian Women. Incredible Goa is also doing its bit by promoting the enterprising women though on this platform. The Women empowerment section is a new initiative of Incredible Goa magazine that will bring out the real talent in the field of women empowerment in Goa. Our first entrepreneur lady is Ms. Shruti Tiwari. Shruti a non-Goan but settled in Goa for quite some time now and she is running a business of a Wedding Planner. Just like any other entrepreneur the journey to her venture was not easy at all and she has struggled through her way to come up in her endeavors and to make to the top.
Recently there was a full series of difficult dialogues on Gender equality in International Centre, Dona Paula, Goa. It stressed on Empowerment of women and problems faced by them in overcoming the gender inequality. Each year the international women’s day is celebrated with more and more fervor and is soon approaching this year too. But the Problems related to women and their empowerment increase in manifolds.
In the recent years, many sportswomen have emerged as champions who have made their mark on the records of achievements. To name a few there are P.V Sindhu in Badminton, Saina Nehwal in Tennis, Mithali Raj in Cricket, and many others who have earned accolades in the records of achievements. In a country where patriarchy is dominant, women are subjugated under the societal pressure of fulfilling their role in the society. Born into a family which is into sports, Karen saw herself following in their footsteps. Having worked as a finance professional, Karen as she quoted ‘stumbled’ upon her long-repressed dream of being a long distance runner.
Photography today is a growing profession, but earlier it was not. In a time when even imagining that by clicking photos you can earn your living was preposterous, Assavri Kulkarni grabbed a couple of lenses and set out to carve out her space in the world of photographs and earn her livelihood by it. One amongst Goa’s now thriving artistic community, Assavri here stands out. Read on to know more about her, and find out how she did so, as she reveals to Impana Kulkarni.
Women empowerment is a powerful topic these days. Feminism, gender equality and blurring the lines of gender roles have been the main focus of this decade-long drive. Women are doing more today than they ever have previously, doing the same things that only men used to do and are making progress in every way. Women now bring more than their feminism: they are strong, independent, ambitious and nurturing. They are the equal halves of men and are proudly making a mark in the world. 
Goans across the state are today both mourning and celebrating the life of “Mummy” as she was so fondly named. With a humble personality, she is revered amongst the masses, earning people’s love and respect and with her demise, Goans have lost an important jewel in society. 
If you have been given the opportunity to do something good for society, you should invest resources available to you to improving the area in which you live. Those born with a silver spoon in their mouths are often the most fortunate, but that fortune also comes with a lot of responsibilities which one should try to fulfil. The world remembers only those who have done something good for society. The story I am going to narrate to you here is about the lady who was born in a well do family and then married into one of Goa’s most respected families. She represents the epitome of being wealthy yet humble and invests her resources for the greater good and for the betterment of society. 
Julia Kurian entered into the field of social work at a very early age, working her way up to eventually become the Managing Director of Goa’s only Childcare NGO, El Shaddai. Today, El Shaddai takes care of thousands of children who are either homeless, orphaned or from unprivileged backgrounds.  Julia heads up a huge team of volunteers, teachers, educators and counsellors and she herself heads the School with custom-designed academics for the students. Here I will briefly take you through Julia’s journey, where she faced obstacles but arrived at where she is today as a result of all this experience.