An adult woman is the center of her household: she creates her family, holds the family together, and sees that the family is taken care of with unconditional love and an enduring strength. She is also a role model to her children by her examples and behaviors.
That is why I find it hard to understand cultures which consider being born a female as a disadvantage. I was lucky enough to be born in America, where I could put hard work to good use to earn just as much, if not more, as the male counterparts in my profession and garner the respect of others. But in other areas of the world these types of opportunities are much more difficult. That's why I put together the Mahila group -to give an opportunity to women to rise above the poverty they were born into and create their own independent futures, and give strength to generations for years to come.
Bina Palnitkar Patel wears many hats. She is a is a devoted mother and wife to her two beautiful daughters, and her husband, Dr. Nimesh Patel, a neurosurgeon in Dallas. She is a fierce trial attorney at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig and extends this passion for advocating to the women supported by Mahila's efforts. Bina launched the Mahila group with strong women of Indian descent in Dallas to give strength to other women.