Sangeeta Niranjan

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Sangeeta Niranjan is a Fijian businesswoman of Indian descent. In September 2005, she became the first woman to be elected President of the Fiji Employers' Federation.

Interview with the Fiji Times, 18 September 2005 (excerpts)

  • "I feel that no amount of women's participation can be said to be enough."
  • "If a women is capable, deserving of a position of authority, then her gender should not be an issue. She should be judged on the basis of her ability and her competence and not because she is a woman."
  • "Seeing capable women holding positions of authority and importance in the country is very encouraging to young people, especially girls."
  • "Women must believe in themselves."
  • "Once I became an adult, I finally began to get a sense of who I really am. I think that I developed my talents much, much more when I became an adult, actually when I got married."
  • "No marriage is solid. There are always ups and downs. But we have learnt through those times and I was touched when celebrating my birthday recently, my husband stood up to make a speech and he said that I was a woman of substance."
  • "I love nice long walks, inspirational novels of influential people. I'm reading Kennedy - An Unfinished Life at the moment. And nothing beats listening to music and having tea with friends."
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