The SEEMA Magazine March issue is out today, International Women’s Day, and celebrates this year’s theme of “choose to challenge” featuring 25 South Asian women who are redefining what it means to be a leader in our community. We also mark women’s history month and will pay tribute all month to women who made a difference in the world.
As we turn the clock forward on March 14 and ring in the Spring season on March 20 here in the United States, we also look to shed more light on the contributions of South Asian women in our society and bring the hidden figures to life with our stories. With the snow melting, and snowdrops and crocuses are popping in our gardens, there is an air of optimism for a better tomorrow. For South Asians March is also the month of Holi, the festival of color, which also celebrates the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the harvest season, and the blossoming of love. It is a reason to celebrate the many prismatic shades of life, literally by throwing colors on yourself and others, to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
At SEEMA we feel that March brings it all together. It is a time to emerge out of hibernation, much like those snowdrops or crocuses, time to test our many dormant aspirations as women. It is the perfect time to watch things grow, to reflect, to choose, to challenge. That’s why this month’s issue focuses on women who are charting new paths, choosing to test new grounds.
In this issue, and at the SEEMA summit, we feature South Asian women leaders from London to LA, and Mumbai to Manhattan, Melbourne and beyond. Via live sessions and streamed taped content on SEEMA.com, our platform brings together the pick of South Asian women. Our topics – and the people we feature – reflect themes that SEEMA regularly covers while empowering women and fostering female entrepreneurs.
Our upcoming virtual SEEMA Summit 2021 will bring together the finest of all that is South Asian and feminine, to celebrate International Women’s Day and join those in the global movement who choose to challenge, and redefine what it means to be leaders in our community.
SEEMA represents a growing global community that speaks for women who break barriers, influence change and create a better future for our next generation. We want to bring your their stories. So I invite you to read and be inspired by the 25 women of all ages and persuasions featured in this issue.
Let us reimagine what it means to be a South Asian woman and celebrate our shared success in every community around the world.