1. What does women empowerment mean to you?
The dictionary defines empowerment as: (1) authority or power given to someone to do something; (2) the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and in claiming one’s rights.
Let’s talk about power given to someone to do something for a minute. Thinking of women empowerment in this definition means that someone is giving women the power or authority to do something. Someone is entrusting us with the capability of ACTING. Taking this a step further, I want to focus on the “in claiming one’s rights” statement. A right is something innate. It is something that doesn’t need to be earned. Therefore, to me, women empowerment is claiming what is RIGHTFULLY ours. Women empowerment is having the courage to say: “We rightfully deserve this”.
2. What woman/women do you most admire? Why?
This one was something I had to think about. A lot. I even had to ask a friend or two this question to get some ideas. I don’t think I ever consciously admired a woman before which sounds awful. I never bothered to admire really anyone because I tend to think not many deserve the honor of my admiration. I have extremely high standards.
3. Share with us a story, drawing, or video that you think says “empowered women.”
This one is hard for me. I can think of so many things I’ve learned in leadership. I can also talk about all the things I learned not to do in leadership. Hmmmm….I suppose, the best thing I’ve learned in leadership is that to truly be a leader, I have to be willing to get down and dirty. I have to be willing to get in the trenches and help dig. No admired leader was the one standing to the side directing traffic or giving orders after all.
5. What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? Why?/What does it mean to you?
I’m not sure it’s a cause. But it is a serious issue. Mental health. I know that that’s “trending” right now; HOWEVER, even so, most people don’t believe there is such a thing as mental health while billions of people struggle with it. Mental health awareness means making it ok to talk about our struggles with depression, anxiety, BPD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other personality disorders. It means understanding that people struggling with them are people and humans and deserve the same amount of respect and love as anyone else on this planet.
The people I’m tagging to do this challenge: I, honestly, don’t know who would enjoy or want to do this out of my blogging buddies and readers. So I’m going to challenge any reader who feels drawn to do the challenge to do it!
Create a Women Empowerment Tag post on your blog and answer these five questions.
What does women empowerment mean to you?
What woman/women do you most admire? Why?
Share with us a story, drawing, or video that you think says “empowered women.”
Share with us the best lesson you’ve learned in leadership.
What cause do you most want to bring awareness to? Why?/What does it mean to you?
Then tag 5 inspirational, powerful women to do the same.
Link your post to https://mylifelines.co/women-wednesday-women-empowerment-tag
Then tag us on Twitter and/or Instagram with #WomenWednesday.
At the end of the month, we are going to post our favorite to our blog!<3