Women are always on the lookout to prove themselves better than men. Why can’t they accept themselves as they are, self sufficient and proud, without having to measure themselves against men? How have men truly earned the right to be the yardstick of women’s achievement? To decimate the presence of troublesome gender issues in today’s government and corporate circles would be naiveté. Yet, be she a labourer, housewife, or executive, mustn’t the yardstick of a women’s excellence be her innate competence rather than comparison with counterparts? Surely, success lies in running in one’s own track rather than constantly looking over one’s shoulders.