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Roots and Wings
Roots and Wings
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Book Description

Are you wondering if engineering, science, or business will work as a career choice for a young woman? Do you question if a woman can pursue a successful career in these fields while enjoying a satisfying family life and still find a way to make meaningful social contributions? Then this book, which chronicles the lives and careers of women who managed to do just that, is the one for you. These 29 women all graduated from the oldest engineering college in India sometime between 1943 and 1971. This was a difficult time for these pioneering women to pursue their chosen path, yet they all went on to make their mark in their unique ways in various fields of work in India as well as the USA. Overcoming several obstacles to their careers, they managed to find a good balance between family and work. A few were, and are, also great community leaders. Their lives are models of courage, initiative, perseverance, innovation, entrepreneurship, resilience and flexibility.  Enjoy the stories of these courageous women and be inspired.