Being a girlboss is an amazing accomplishment, but not an easy feat to achieve! From not being taken seriously by male colleagues to having to deal with less pay for equal work, we’ve compiled a list of all the realities that every girlboss-in-the-making will absolutely relate to, and will inspire you to continue kicking butt at work and owning everything - even those five days of the month!
1. The Working Late Dilemma
If you don’t pull in the occasional late shift, the bosses will think you’re slacking. But staying late in office comes with its own issues - from ensuring safety during your late night commute home to being judged by family and nosy-neighbours about your ‘lifestyle’. It ain’t easy being a working girl!
2. Outfit Menace
Wear a skirt that’s half-an-inch too high - you’re being ‘inappropriate’! An inch too long - you’re being ‘sloppy’. So ladies, wear what you think is professional and attractive, because if you listen to what others have to say - there’s no way to win!
3. Equal Pay? Yeah Right!
Let’s just put it this way, if you land yourself a job where you and a male counterpart get equal pay for equal work - hold on to that job with BOTH hands! Pakde rehna, chodna nahi!
4. The ‘M’ word
Hit the age of 25 and walk into a job interview - it’s hilarious to watch the interviewer awkwardly shuffle around the question of your marriage and family plans!
5. Biology No Bar
The fact that you’re working despite the obliterating cramps, messy bleeding, and sanitary pad discomfort is totally flipping awesome! And thanks to amazing brands like Whisper, working through the worst of those-5-days has never been easier! Now you can #OwnThose5Days.
6. Acting Assertive? You Must Be PMS-ing!
Really? REALLY? In fact, at the recent launch of Whisper Ultra, actress Parineeti Chopra addressed many of the myths that shroud menstruation - dealing with issues faced by schoolgirls and working women and debunking myths that don’t make any sense!
7. Work-Life Balance - That’s The Woman’s Job!
It’s up to the woman to strike the right balance between home and work, while the man’s sole focus (even after marriage) is believed to be his career. This is unfair to both sexes. But times, fortunately, are changing. More and more managers are recognizing the merit of women employees and we’ve got some badass role-models like Indira Nooyi and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw who show us that women can truly have it all!
*This is a sponsored post for Whisper India.
In a bid to enable India’s women power through their chosen path of success and #OwnThose5Days of the month, Whisper India launched The New Whisper Ultra - a revolutionary new pad that offers five times better protection than ordinary pads. Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra along with Mandira Bedi unveiled the New Whisper Ultra and simultaneously busted one of the most prevalent period myths of hiding sanitary napkins in newspaper - by tearing open a giant newspaper covering the New Whisper Ultra pack. The event showcased a never-before-seen innovation via a powerful demonstration carried out by Parineeti Chopra and Gynaecologist, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar highlighting the benefits of the new product from Whisper India. It showcased the top sheet upgrade & boosted core that offers more absorption and better dryness for that much-desired clean feeling.