A couple of days back, a headline in a daily newspaper titled, “Her Highway” caught my attention.
Yogita Raghuvanshi – The first Indian truck driver!
The article briefly described that Yogita, a law graduate and single mother, took to the wheels and has been driving her truck across the length and breadth of India for the last 15 years.
Driving on the highways picking up and delivering industrial goods, clocking about 500000 miles so far, she says life has been good to her.
Given the unfavorable conditions in some pockets of India for a single women, Yogita says she has never faced any handicap or felt vulnerable being a woman. In fact she has found people to be very helpful.
I applaud her courage and grit to break into a predominantly male bastion and make a successful career for herself. Kudos to such courageous women from everyday life, who set an example and inspire many others!
“ A strong woman has a strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong. “
Have you come across any such strong women in a male dominated profession?