Qatar International Business Women Forum
In many economic conferences I have attended, there are those who refer to India as an emerging market and think of how to exploit it. If you see it as 1.2 billion people, you would see how to serve them. If you serve them they will be your market, they will be your resource, they will be your partners and it is more of an inclusive way of doing things and it will be long-lasting. If you come and exploit me, I will get rid of you the day I can get rid of you. If you come and make me your partner, get involved in my life, I will never want you to go. The economy has to re-engineer itself to fit into people's lives. Our idea of success is being one step ahead of somebody else who has already made a mistake.
The economic model being used in the world today has to be re-crafted to serve humanity. This is the time to understand and regulate commerce in such a way that it serves human wellbeing and should not work against us.
In business or elsewhere - a leader can see what others cannot. If you don't see anything new, if you don't see anything fresh that others cannot see, for sure you will become a subject of ridicule. The role of women as business and economic leaders or partners is a very important role. They have a privileged position from where they can sit back and look at what is happening. A woman has developed a capability in herself, which other eyes could not see. A man's day-to-day race with somebody else has kept him so busy that he cannot see anything. Vision is a very important part of being a leader, that you are able to see something.
And, because of technological advancement, the physical strength of an individual does not matter anymore. Now there is no such thing as male and female on the planet, as you can sit in your home and access the world; everybody has the same access.
We have all the necessary resources and technology to address every human problem.