We'd asked you, dear readers, to tell us about the woman who inspired you in your life and career.
Aditya Joshi from Mumbai writes about his colleague and friend Ragini.
Ragini is a colleague and a dear friend I have known for over a year now.
She leads the tech team at work and is truly an inspirational figure for me.
Ragini has seen many ups and downs in life.
After losing her father early in life, she became the son of house. She took care of her mother, giving her the best of everything she could.
A girl with ambition and clarity, Ragini is also devoted to her family.
It's not easy for everyone to recover from the loss of a dear family member. Girls, in particular face so many boundaries imposed by society and often struggle to find a way.
According to me, Ragini shows that life may not be easy; but you have to make it useful and become successful.
Even if the world is against you, Ragini, my friend, you are a true champion.
Ahead of International Women's Day, celebrated March 8, we are asking you, dear readers, to tell us about the woman/women who has inspired you.
Tell us how this person influenced your life and career goals and encouraged you to be successful.
What were the some of the best learnings and advice you received from her and how did it help you?
Write in to us along with your NAME, LOCATION and a PHOTOGRAPH of the woman who inspired you (Subject: The woman who inspired me) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll publish the best responses on Rediff.com.