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Podcasting, Becoming The Voice of The Women

Published: 22 May 2019

Women are witnessing a remarkable growth in every field. No matter if she is a housewife or a businesswoman, she is strong, she is confident. They have proved that they are not just equal but far superior to men. Gone are the days when women in India were dependent on their family's male members to become independent. Today, women can strengthen their financial independence using various financial benefits available to them.

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Women like Meena Ganesh, Dr. Anandibai Joshi, Neerja Birla, Anu Acharya, Dr. Manjula Anagani are playing major roles in the health industry. Rekha Menon, Vanitha Narayanan, Kumud Srinivasan, Kirthiga Reddy, Neelam Dhawan are the top Indian Women working with top business giants. The Managing Director of Facebook, Kirthiga Reddy is the first Indian to get a job at Facebook. Talking about the politics, a few names like Sushma Swaraj, Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dikshit, Vasundhara Raje, Mamata Banerjee, Agatha Sangma are few names counted among the most influential Indian women politicians. Agatha, the former Lok Sabha member, then took the charge of rural development ministry became the youngest minister of Meghalaya.

We are talking about women so how can we forget about the ones in the entertainment field. Bollywood actresses have excelled in the last few decades. Not just the evergreen actresses like Hema Malini, Sharmila Tagore, Sridevi, Madhubala or Mumtaz but the new entries like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut are doing excel in Hindi Cinema. Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto are few names who have proved themselves not in Bollywood but Hollywood also.

Housewives are not behind in the race. Work from home-based projects has played a major role in making the housewives financially independent. Home tuitions or startup projects are boosting their confidence and helping them live their dreams. We have few names in the list like Sairee Chahal, Meena Ganesh, Lalfakzuali, Aditi Gupta, Prerna Singh, Bandita Bose who despite being married, achieved their dreams and are owners of very successful startups.

Despite the high literacy rate, the rise in working women in India is slow.

We have discussed the top women who are doing excel in their respective fields but the rise in the graph of working women especially in India is slow. Either by the pressure from family or increasing rates of crime, they kill their dreams. A study published in the International Journal of Social Economics indicated that about 39% of mothers and 64% or daughters are not working. This percentage is higher in urban areas as most of the mothers either do farming or work as agricultural laborers. Almost 70% of daughters of such mothers end up being homemakers.

How a podcast can be helpful in reducing this percentage?

In countries like the US and UK, podcasting is booming and its growth is clearly visible. India can be a huge market for podcasting but needs a pinch of awareness. Women can play a major role in changing the game. For women, who have their own reasons to stay at home, podcasting is a good option. They can take care of their family and earn at the same time. They just need to take out an hour or two from their regular household chores to record and edit.

Why podcasting?

A Confidence Booster

Many people have this fear of public speaking. They don’t want to give any presentations or speak in the public gatherings as they feel nervousness. A podcast is a perfect option to overcome this fear. Though you don’t have to address a physical public gathering you will be connecting to the world direct from your home. What can be a better start other than this? When you’ll start your show, you need to speak or talk to the listeners. It will automatically boost your confidence and end your fears of public speaking.

Financial Independence

For women who want to be financially independent, but can’t step out of their house, due to some or other reasons, podcasting is a perfect option. Just start your show and mark your presence across various social media channels. Once you have enough audience, you can monetize your content.
To know more about increasing your audience, Read This.

Sharing is Caring

If you know any quick tricks or home remedies you can share them with others to create awareness and increase knowledge. Or you can even provide feedback about any restaurant, movie or a place you’ve recently visited.

PodMiners wants women to take the charge and make Indian podcasting industry grow. So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get started.

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