7 Ways to Help Empower Women & Girls
Are you wondering how to empower women so that you can help make a difference and move us toward a better future for women? Here are some ways to empower women in your community, and around the world.
1. Keep a Girl in School
One of the best ways you can empower young women is by supporting their education. When we’re armed with knowledge, we can make a difference. Consider making a contribution to an organization that keeps girls in school, or find out what supplies a local school near you needs, and make a donation.
2. Show Your Appreciation to the Women in Your Life
Say thank you, give and accept compliments, and help out the women around you. Show the women in your life how much you appreciate them by sending a thank you card, giving them a compliment, or simply telling them what they mean to you.
3. Support Organizations That Empower Women
Do what you can to support organizations that are committed to empowering women. Whether you make a donation, give your time, or refer a friend to a business or organization that makes empowering women a priority—your support matters.
4. Know Your Own Worth
Know your worth and make sure the women in your workplace know theirs. Be brave, and ask for what you deserve, future generations of working women will thank you.
5. Lead By Example
This is one of the most important ways you can empower women. Young women are deeply influenced by their role models, so make sure you’re a good one. Admire strong women, celebrate different types of beauty, empower women with kindness, and encourage women to make their aspirations a reality.
6. Advocate for Female Colleagues
How can you help? Be an advocate for your female colleagues. Women must work together to empower one another in the workplace. Work as a positive and powerful team, and you’ll make things move.
7. Shut Down Negativity
Women are constantly exposed to negativity as they’re often held to unrealistic standards of the beauty displayed in magazines, on TV, and more recently on social media. Social media has opened the floor for men, and sometimes other women to circulate negative comments about women’s appearances.
Lift women up by taking a stance against negative comments online, at the office, in school, and wherever you go. Combat negativity by promoting body positivity, intelligence, and authenticity. Don’t be afraid to shut down negativity directly and honestly, your fellow females will appreciate you.
Empowering women starts with you. Show your support for the women around you, show them they matter, and remind them they’re strong. Changing the narrative for women and seeing real change is a team effort, so share this list with the women in your life, and encourage them to take action!