A new call for stories and photos!



• Have you been a leader—in school, at play, in the community or in politics?

• Do you know women in leadership roles in the public or private sector, or in civic groups of any variety?

Tell us a story with or without a photo or two about this leadership experience.

Contribute to strengthening the evidence for women to be included as leaders by resolving to draw attention to how women and girls show leadership in a myriad visible and invisible ways.

This year, the Prajnya Archives are inviting your stories—with or without photographs. We want to hear
• Your experience as a school or college leader—in class, in extra-curricular activities and in informal
• Your leadership at play as a child—did you organize your building’s Diwali fun?—or in sports.
• Your initiative in setting up a residents’ welfare association or a neighbourhood watch or cleanliness
• Your role in an anti-corruption or anti-rape protest, and your leadership work as a political party organizer or in local government or a trade union or a social movement.

Write us your story, making sure to enter the following details:

• The correct name of the woman leader (you or someone else), places where they lived and worked, and at least approximate dates for their leadership role.
• A full account, including the title, of the first or most significant (by any measure) leadership role played by the person. What did it involve? Who did she work with? What were some things she did? Were there tangible results? What did she feel about her work?
• As full an account as possible of other leadership roles she played.

We’d also love to read her reflections on leadership and women as leaders.

• The photo must be of a woman or women you know in leadership roles.
• Photos are welcome from India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and
• The photograph/s must show the subject in a setting that clearly marks her out as performing a leadership role. Photographs must be accompanied by as many details as possible – subject’s name, year/date the photo was taken, what the photo is supposed to demonstrate.
• The photo/s must be accompanied by a short or long write-up about the woman in the photograph – this may be a story of her experiences in making it as a leader.
• Only high quality photos (at least 300 dpi) will be accepted.

All stories and photos submitted that meet the basic criteria will be published on a dedicated blog. All the photos and narratives that are of reasonable image quality and come with the required information will be included in the Prajnya Archives, which is a permanent exhibit and resource for women’s history. A selection of the photos submitted will be part of a special featured exhibit on the Prajnya Archives website.

What must the submission include to be accepted? To be complete entries must include contributor’s name, age, address/contact info.

SUBMISSIONS CAN BE SENT TO: [email protected]

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