Empowering women means that communities can reach their full potential, which spills over to economic growth and prosperity for the country.
Every now and then we hear about the Gender Parity, Equal Development, and Women Empowerment and so on…
“Women Empowerment” is a burning issue all over the world. . There has been lot of initiatives by various companies, organizations, NGOs globally to support women. But I believe no one can help you until you initiate yourself.
Dear Women: Let Me Remind You of the Great Powers You Can Posses…
There is no limit to what we as women, can accomplish! I grew up to become a working and a career oriented woman of now and then. Here are some suggestion to ahead which I feel every women need to know in order to contribute to the society and empower herself from the sidelines to the centre when the world giving voice to a Global Goal on Gender Equality!
1) Know Yourself:
An empowered woman knows who she is. Many women today feel as though they have lost themselves. Maybe they gave too much in a relationship that didn’t work out. Maybe they put too much time into work and not enough time into themselves. Maybe they feel lost in the challenges of motherhood. Regardless, many women need to spend some time getting to know them. Knowing yourself goes way beyond what you do or who you are. Knowing yourself means understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. Do you work best by yourself or on a team? Do you communicate well? Are you organized? Are you a leader? These are questions that the empowered woman knows the answers to, because the empowered woman understands who she is as a person.
2) Keep Learning:
Never ever stop learning. Freeing and expanding your mind is one of the most imperative steps toward empowering yourself, so educate yourself in any way you can. Even if you don’t have a formal education there are still plenty of ways to increase your knowledge on your own. Taking the initiative to teach yourself something new is one of the most empowering things you can do. Read books, go to the library or a bookstore, join a book club, or do research on the Internet. Why not sign up for a class that interests you? It can be as simple as knitting or as complex as physics. The point is to explore an area you have never explored before. Look for weekend workshops in your newspaper or drop by your local institutes to see what classes they have to offer. And if you are a busy mom with no time to take a class, check out an educational book from the library and read a few pages before bed each night. A smart woman is an empowered woman in this digitalized world.
3) Know What YOU Want:
An empowered woman knows what she wants. This means that she has goals and dreams for her life. They may or may not include marriage, a family, or rising up the career ladder. Regardless of what the goals are, the empowered woman knows what she wants out of life. This enables her to act in ways that will move her closer to these goals. If she has a goal of getting married, then she will date with that goal in mind. If she has a goal of advancing in her career, then she will work with the idea of earning an eventual promotion. No matter what the goals are, having them clearly mentally defined enables the empowered woman to go after what she wants. Are you going after what you want?
4) Be Independent:
When was the last time you left your house without your cell phone? Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had dinner all alone with just your awesome self for company? Being comfortable with whom you are, and knowing that you are strong enough to face any situation on your own, is an empowering feeling. It doesn’t matter whether you have a partner or not. Enjoying YOU time energizes your spirit in countless ways. Don’t let not having a partner or special someone to share things with stop you from doing everything you want to do. Treat yourself to a movie or a weekend getaway for one. Make it a goal to try something new that you wouldn’t normally do alone. While you’re out there living it up you’ll be building confidence and increasing your chances of knowing yourself better.
5) Make Connections:
An empowered woman makes deep connections, both personal and professional. This means that she knows people, but it goes deeper than that. The empowered woman has a network of people that she has relationships with and can count on. They may be business relationships or personal ones, but she knows that she can count on these people. The business relationships may be people she can count on to help with a project or give honest feedback. The personal relationships may be friends that she can rely on when she needs them. The connections that an empowered woman makes are with people whom she can help and who can in turn help her to become a better person.
6) Give Back:
When you help others, you help yourself. Give back to the community in any way you can and you will be rewarded in more ways than one. Try volunteering one day a week for a program you really believe in. Find a charity you want to support, help with events around the holidays, or organize your own community program. Volunteering is not the only way to get involved with your community. Watching your neighbor’s kids or helping a friend in need is just as big a contribution. Giving back does not have to be a grand gesture. It’s as simple as saying good morning and holding the door for someone. Open your heart to others and they will open theirs to you. What a positively empowering act…Right!
7) Dream Big:
Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams. No dream is too big or unobtainable. An empowered woman knows that she can accomplish anything she sets out to do, it is simply a matter of perseverance, believing in yourself, and following your heart. If you truly believe in your dreams you can make them happen. But in order to do this you must try. Consider making a vision board to illustrate and remind yourself of all the goals you would like to accomplish. Listen to your heart. It was put there to empower you.
8) Empower Others:
An empowered woman empowers others. This is maybe the most difficult but most rewarding of all. An empowered woman can encourage other women to strive for what they want. She doesn’t pull people down but instead helps them to discover their full potential. This enables her to contribute positively to the lives of other women that she knows.
9) Dress Up Well:
Dressing well can be so rewarding and really change your day and mood. Going along with a confidence boost, nothing gives you that satisfactory feeling like being complimented on your outfit. It is so easy to fall asleep or feel lazy when lounging around in a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt. But when you are dressed to impress, you will be more motivated to get work done. So if you ever have a big day ahead of you, get dressed up and you won’t be able to help but be productive. A big boost in productivity! Just another reason to dress well.
At the end Just be bold & keep up your spirits I know we rock….Because Women empowerment and equal participation in decision making, is a sure way of achieving the goals of equality, development and peace!