We live in a modern society, we think we have made strides
In the realm of gender equality, bridged gaps wide
Women are liberated, work in every sphere
Yet discrimination at workplace remains a valid fear
For women from all walks of life- sometimes disguised
In condescending tones, full of patronizing advice-
At other times overt, with inequality in pay
That persists in many professions even to this day
Sexual innuendos we hear frequently
Disparaging remarks are quite common, evidently
Support and mentorship are hard to find
To get ahead, we need a razor sharp mind
With the right measure of chutzpah, the right attitude
Navigating the workplace expertly requires fortitude..
This constant barrage of challenges unfortunately
Tends to be stressful, causing extra anxiety
Yet we working women continuously strive to do
Our best at all times, at work, and at home too
Despite all our efforts we fail to applaud
Our achievements, we keep feeling flawed
Thus perpetuating the undercurrents of discrimination
We need to be better in our own estimation!
Tall words, I know, but this opportunity is mine
To celebrate the greatness of all female minds!