“Face every challenge that life throws at you with grit and determination”
Womennovator Madhavi Jadhav, displays the attitude that one should always be ready for what life throws at her. Being a single child, she had the burden to fulfill the expectations of her parents right from her childhood. She was aware that her life would be full of responsibilities and challenges, for which she was always ready. However, even though she was ready, life did unthinkable. Her father got diagnosed with Parkinson and her mother from diabetes and blood pressure in the middle of her career which made her experience an emotional and mental turmoil. This outburst took away her interest from her work and made her family the focus of her worries. She couldn’t really settle her mind with the fact that her father, her biggest support was going through such a hard time in his life. Moreover, the mental pressure along with the work pressure made it unbearable for her and she decided to quit. But, after every night of darkness, comes a day of light. For Madhavi that light came in the form her friends who guided her to be strong and determined towards her goals. She realized that the if she wanted to achieve her goals she needed to focus at the ground level. It was then she came to know about the issues that were being faced by the people and especially women of her village Satara. It horrified her to see that young girls would be married off once they would start menstruating. She felt enraged and decided to not just sit around and do nothing about this epidemic. Right away she left her job at Shell and went back to her village to teach women about myths and taboos of menstruation and sex related diseases. Her knack to educate village women made her leave her lavish lifestyle and reach at the basic level and create awareness drives to teach people and break the myths of the uneducated women.