In one of my groups It was asked, “What have you done to empower women?” As I can do, I waxed passionate :). I realize that what I answered is pretty core in all my consulting work. So here is my answer..Comment, share and like at will!
What have I done to empower women?
Absolutely NOTHING! (Yikes!, Did I actually say that?) I learned years ago that if I have an intention to empower another woman, then I’m buying into the idea that they NEED to be empowered and that I am the one who knows how to do that for them. In my experience, this contributes to the continuation of a victim paradigm.
The best way I know how to provide the opportunity for empowerment is to vigilantly empower myself. I do this by following some foundational beliefs that I have taken on. First and foremost is that I believe that I am precious and I do whatever I can to remember to treat myself as such, no matter the circumstance. The result, most often, is that I’ve seen women choose to empower themselves.
What a great question! Thank you and blessings.