Last updated on August 9th, 2023 at 05:32 pm
Arvind Mills, Bengaluru
We (Guru-ji Franklin Joseph, CEO – Indian Institute of Strategic Threat-Intelligence Analysis & Combat Tactical Science & me, Krystal Joseph – Social Entrepreneur, Krav Maga Specialist & CEO of iTeachiPower.in ‘Girl Empower, Mentor, Lead & Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop for School & Colleges) conducted this Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop for the women factory workers of Arvind Mills in Bangalore.
Speaking in Kannada (Karnataka’s native language) has always been difficult. I can communicate in Kannada well enough for general purposes, but I am not as fluent grammatically. So, when we had to do the Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop entirely in Kannada, I felt conflicted. Because my father was born and raised in Delhi, the task of conducting the workshop entirely in Kannada fell entirely on my shoulders. I was overjoyed because I had been chosen to be the lead speaker in the Power To Women Corporate Self Defence workshop, but I was also apprehensive about my Kannada dialect and grammar. So I sat with my mother all evening and practised the session, focusing on Kannada grammar and dialect.
Since this Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop was organised and powered by our iTeachiPower.in ‘Girl Empower, Mentor, Lead & Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop for School & Colleges – partner, Deffendo, which is headed by Ms Rewa Purohit and Ms Sreshta Pothula, Ms Rewa attended in person for the first time. My first impression of Ms Rewa was that she was working to empower and educate young girls and women against crime at such a young age. I considered myself fortunate to have found an organisation like them who is dedicated to their work and took time out of her busy school schedule to organise this workshop.
Based on my previous workshop experiences (both iTeachiPower.in ‘Girl Empower, Mentor, Lead & Educate Girls’ Instructor Workshop for School & Colleges and Power To Women Corporate Self Defence Workshop), I’ve seen women who are reluctant in public, especially when it comes to this sensitive subject, and women who are eager to answer questions and think on their feet. As a lead speaker/specialist, part of my job is to observe and encourage women participants who are hesitant to share. As a result, when I handed these women the microphone to speak up, they leaned away from it. As a qualified specialist & educator, I endeavour to make those taking my session who are a little hesitant feel comfortable and give them opportunities to express themselves. I noticed this change about halfway through the Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop. The women had become more relaxed, and interactive, answering questions based on the knowledge we were providing them. The women became so comfortable and kind that they began to guide me and correct my Kannada dialect:).
After the Power To Women Corporate Self Defense workshop, we requested feedback from the attendees. The general consensus was that this type of Power To Women Corporate Self Defence Workshop was critical for professional working women, particularly those who worked in mills. The participants were grateful for the transformation that allowed them to speak openly about issues and challenges that they had kept quiet their entire lives.
Click ‘Arvind Mills – Power To Women Corporate Self Defense Workshop‘ to read about the workshop professional feedback from Ms. Krystal Joseph – CEO / Specialist, iTeachiPower.in.