As women, we have overcome so many obstacles and have broken so many glass ceilings. We have become louder and we have become stronger. But if there’s anything I learnt about supporting other women, it’s not so much about using my own voice to do so, but how I use my platform to encourage other women to use theirs.
Here are some ways to reach that:
Showing up for women both physically and emotionally
Be an advocate for women in any way possible - whether it’s checking in with your girlfriends, connecting with your sister, calling your mother, supporting female-founded companies, or just helping an elder woman cross the street.
Create space for other women to grow
You can host events, talks, interviews, or brunches to allow your girlfriends to thrive in an environment where they can feel comfortable in. Encourage them to be themselves and use their voice for anything at all.
Be transparent with one another
With more and more women living a fast-paced life, many are feeling isolated with their own challenges. Have open conversations with one another, empower them by sharing your honest opinions and experiences - both good and bad, and create meaningful connections.
Collaborate, don’t compete
Amplify other women and share their joy in the things they do. Find a common ground, support and uplift each other.
Give out compliments
You only gain happiness and positivity when you offer your genuine compliments to one another. Tell them they are doing a great job, and remind them of how the world is a better place because of them.
Teach, don’t judge
Be the vehicle that empowers other women to grow. When and where needed, share your knowledge and experiences instead of hiding them.
Step up and represent
Take every opportunity you get, and every challenge that comes your way as an example not just to others, but for yourself. Don’t be afraid to stand in the spotlight and represent your sisterhood.