Women empowerment is about uplifting other women and having their backs. As modern women, we need to support each other while growing individually. Aspirational Indian women like Indra Nooyi (Former Pepsi CEO), Priyanka Chopra, Anjula Acharia (Investor, entrepreneur, celebrity manager), and Dhivya Suryadevara (General Motors CEO) have shattered the glass ceiling and have emerged successful while creating a name for themselves globally. Empowerment for women should begin at home, mothers should educate their girls about the importance of being independent, irrespective of how privileged they are. Partners should have an equal say in important life decisions because as women we need to make our opinions count. The sacrifices a woman makes at home to balance her responsibilities as a homemaker and an as a professional needs to be recognized and appreciated. Our choice of cover star for the women’s issue this month is the girl on the rise,Janhvi Kapoor. Shes’s effervescently charming yet dedicated to her craft, which seamlessly translates across the screen. With a successful debut film last year and a few promising projects in the pipeline, Janhvi is all set to carve her own niche in the industry. Taking the conversation about women empowerment ahead, our former cover girls, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Manushi Chhillar and Radhika Apte share their views on the matter and the changes they envision for women in modern Further pushing the envelope are young philanthropists like SuhaN Jalota and women of the Srujna charitable trust, who are constantly striving for the betterment of women through their noble causes. As an ode to women across the globe, in this issue, we talk about the social impact created by women through fashion and how women in fashion, broke the stereotype around size, colour and ethnicity to achieve their dreams. Talking about fashion and beauty, a dreamy editorial featuring the new Falguni Shane Peacock couture collection with decadent lehengas will punctuate the issue and under the beauty segment, there’s a special insight on ‘must have’ products in my bag and my list of ‘it’ luxury bags you need in your closet.

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