A Girl just doing her job Breaking the Glass Ceiling

In my 30 plus trips to India, I had never seen before a female auto rickshaw driver.  Wow!  I was meeting a genuine pioneer for women’s equality in the workplace.  


Ignoring the yells and impediments thrown in her way by male drivers, she forged her own path through the crazy traffic in the streets of Bodh Gaya.

When in my broken Hindi I asked about her experience, she brushed aside her accomplishments with…


This is my family’s rickshaw.  We own it.  I go to work. I do my job.

And that is how the first crack in the glass ceiling is made. One girl at a time, doing her job.


-Mark Long