Expanding girl power: How to put “women empowerment” into action / by Jasmine Tate

Photo courtesy of @catherinejkim

Photo courtesy of @catherinejkim

Women Empowerment is a phrase used often, but one that is greater than letters and words. While women have made great strides toward equality, there is still much work to be done as we reach for glass ceilings, break barriers and set records.

As a young girl the woman closest to who I dreamed of being was my mother. She was my greatest role model. Although I lost her guidance early in life, I’m grateful for the many women along the way who have helped me become the woman I am today. The words “women” and “empowerment” are more impactful when put into action. Here are methods that I’ve benefited from that you can use to.

Speak Up

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper.”

Maya Angelou

  • Offer a compliment or words of encouragement.

  • Celebrate victories.

  • Extend an invitation.

  • Share a resource.

  • Recognize skills, characteristics or accomplishments you admire.

Show Up

“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing.”

Phylicia Rashad

  • Become a mentor.

  • Attend an event.

  • Support a project.

Give Up

“If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

  • Jealousy

  • Comparison

  • Fear

Think about women who have inspired and empowered you. How did they make you feel empowered? If it’s not listed above, please share below.

Hugs & handshakes,

Jasmine C. Tate