It is a journey that would surely fulfil the purpose for which it was created, for inspiring other women.
‘Aina, Nenu Odipoledu’ (Yet, I have not lost) is the story of a woman who was married at the age of 16, became a mother of two by the time she was 18, and her rise in society from Mailarampalli in Warangal district to Phoenix in the USA.
The 128-page autobiography of Dudipala Jyothi Reddy, whose journey from farm labourer and Adult Education Volunteer in Warangal to an IT recruiter in America and now CEO, Key Software Solutions, reads like fiction.
MLC Chukka Ramaiah released the book on Sunday in the presence of Minister for Child Welfare and Women Development Sunita Laxma Reddy, as CEO, HMTV The Hans India K. Ramachandra Murthy watched.
The gutsy writer recalled how, as an Adult Education volunteer, Special Crafts Teacher and later as Mandal Girl Child Development Officer in Warangal, she had stopped eight child marriages and helped improve awareness among dozens of families.
In May 2000, she flew to USA where, till she founded Key Software Solutions, she worked across half-a-dozen States, honing marketing, recruiting and HR skills, methodically.
“Every day abroad and each step of the way, I remember women back home and constantly do my bit to help them both materially and by helping to motivate them, increase awareness,” she says, in a voice that clearly reflects her modesty.