I know, I know....I chose the most cliche title ever! How many times in the last five years have you heard this phrase thrown around in a room full of women?! Nevertheless, no matter your race, age, or place of origin, the expression remains the same:
"Empowered women, empower women."
It's no secret; we live in a dog eat dog world (there's another cliche for you! lol). Everyone, both male and female, is attempting to climb their way to the top, be successful, and be the first or best [in whatever]. However, knowing the rich history of women's rights movement, it should be a no brainer that women would be working together instead of against each other.
Based on what we watch on reality tv, YouTube, or even in our own personal lives, we don't have to worry about being thrown under the bus by men. Why?! Because we're doing a pretty stand-up job of it ourselves! Why must we leave heel impressions on our female counterparts in our haste to step on each other on our journey to success?? Why not pick each other up and empower women along the way??
Lend a helping hand. If you can help anyone, [not just women], help! Five minutes of your time can not only make a world of difference for someone else, but you make room blessings to come your way.
"Spare me the drama". All this "She, said, she said" business needs to stop. When we don't tackle problems head on as adults, it leads to mass confusion and someone, if not both parties end up getting hurt. Just quit the dramatics, build a bridge and get over it...need I say more?
Don't be a gossip girl. This one is easier said than done, 'cause I love a good tea party!! It's hard not sit around with your girlfriends, chit chatting about what other women are doing. But how does it help towards empowerment; it doesn't.
Throughout my journey of womanhood, I've had both positive and negative experiences with women. However, every mistake or triumph has taught me how to empower myself and other women. No one is perfect so while I have identified what I need to do, I [and you as well] will slip and fall from time to time. I hope that one day things will change for good; and as it pertains to those I interact with, I know with great certainty that the change begins with me.
How do you empower others??