Chandigarh : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday described women as “good managers” even without management degrees and stressed they have the strength to perform both within and outside their homes.
The Speaker emphasised that for the development of the nation, it was important that women realise their strength. “When a woman comes out of her home for work, she has to work double. Though men say they are doing as much, I do not feel a man will say with pride that he also works at home,” Mahajan said, addressing a women workers’ summit organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad here, reports PTI.
“I say you (women) are very good managers without taking any management exam. You do not realise you are a good manager, because women themselves say they do nothing. Being a housewife means I am nothing. You first get this thought out of your mind, because you do a lot,” said Mahajan.
She praised women for handling their new families after marriage.
“You join a new family after leaving your own and not only blend with them but also consider every member as your own. You also adopt their culture… the way you adopt the new family, it looks like you have been doing it for several years,” she said.
The way a woman adjusts in a new family and takes care of each and every member, requires management skills, she said.