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Jaya Kamlani

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In 1969, when I migrated to New York for better opportunity, Gloria Steinem and the Women’s Liberation Movement intrigued me. Until then, strong actresses like Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda had shaped my concept of the West. Unlike Indian women, Americans seemed confident and liberated. But, I soon realized they also had to fight for equal opportunity.

While in New York, I trained to be a copywriter in the Advertising industry. But, it was naïve of me to think a foreign woman could hold such a visible job. Back then, it was a Mad Men’s world (as in the TV show by that name) - men held frontline jobs like Account Executives and Copywriters while women played more supportive roles. So, I wound up in the less glamorous worl
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