This post on 5 Simple Ways to Empower Other Women has been sponsored by Universal Music Group. As always all opinions are my own.
For the past year, there have been so many conversations in the news on women’s rights and equality for women that have personally caused a whirlwind of emotions for me. As women, I think we all long for the day that we can wholeheartedly say that we are treated equally in society, but as so many of the events this year indicate, we unfortunately still have a very long way to go.
But instead of sitting around and waiting for change to happen, it’s time we as women start empowering both ourselves AND other women. It’s time we as females start supporting one another, building each other up, spreading kindness and love, and showing the world just how incredible we all are.
5 Simple Ways to Empower Other Women
Stop Talking Negatively/Gossiping About Each Other
First and foremost it’s high time we all stop sitting around negatively judging one another and talking badly about other women. It doesn’t matter if you think that so and so shouldn’t be doing xyz or that you disagree with someone’s parenting techniques. As women, we’re all simply doing the best we can and I think we can all agree that respect from other women is worth its weight in gold.
If you find yourself in a situation where someone is talking badly about another woman, try first changing the subject to something else, but if the topic persists don’t be afraid to take a stand for that person. Nobody likes to be talked about in a negative manner, so simply be the bigger person and shine your positive light to others.
Help Those In Need
I don’t know about you all, but whenever I’m going through a tough situation at home or at work, it’s so nice and comforting to know that other females out there have my back. Sometimes a simple phone call, text message, or a girl’s night in makes a world of difference to someone going through a hard time. We’ve all been there at one point or another and I think its super important as women to lift one another up.
This week I challenge you to reach out to a friend that you’ve noticed is going through a rough patch and offer help in whatever way you can. Sometimes that means just being a shoulder to cry on or being a really good listener, but I can promise you that your kindness won’t go unnoticed.
Speaking of lifting others up, I’m super excited about Keith Urban’s new song “Female” that speaks out against sexual harassment and celebrates women.
It’s such an amazing song on female empowerment and is the perfect reminder that whether we’re mothers, daughters, sisters, or wives, we’re all strong, incredible women and worthy of respect. In case you haven’t heard it, you can listen and grab it over here!
Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti
Just as helping those in need is important, spreading kindness is something we all could do more of. Doesn’t it just make your absolute day when someone compliments you on how pretty you look today? It’s incredibly easy to compliment someone but it means so much to the person on the receiving end.
Make it a priority this week to go out of your way to compliment other women around you and I can guarantee that not only will you make someone else’s day brighter, but you’ll feel awesome in return!
Congratulate Other Women On Their Successes
Somewhere along the way I think that society taught us that other women are our competition, but that’s just not true. You are not my competition, just as I’m not yours. When another woman does an amazing job or receives a well-deserved promotion, congratulate her. I’ve always really loved the quote “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms.”
Despite what you’ve heard, we can all find our own paths of success in life and we get there by working hard and supporting one another. Be strong, have confidence, and don’t forget to congratulate other amazing females along the way.
Take a Stand For Women’s Rights
I cannot emphasize this last one enough, but as women we MUST stand up for not only our own rights but for other women’s rights as well. Whether it’s rights in the workplace, rights as a mother, or rights over our bodies, if we as females don’t take a stand, then who will? I’m pretty sure the very rights we have today didn’t come without countless women speaking up, not backing down to the word no, and continuously fighting for equality.
I’ll say it a little louder for the ones in the back of the room- if we as females don’t take a stand, then who will? Stop waiting around for something to change and instead pave the path yourself! It’s a hard truth, but we cannot expect others to respect us if we don’t first respect ourselves or other females around us. Remember, empowered women, empower women.
I hope today’s post inspired you to go out and start spreading kindness, encouraging others, and becoming more empowered as a woman. Being a female is an incredible, beautiful thing and it’s high time we start celebrating it and supporting one another!
I would love to hear from each of you- what makes you feel most empowered as a woman?
P.S. If you love Keith Urban’s new song “Female” be sure and grab it over here to rock out to in your car or at home!
Thanks for stopping by!- Cara
Great post, Cara! I love encouraging others! I truly believe all of us can do whatever we set our minds to do, but we may need a few cheerleaders to motivate us to cross the finish line.
Well said, Erin! We all could use a little encouragement along the way. 🙂
Love this quote dear – “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for others.” It’s such a simple message, yet so empowering and inspiring. Indeed the whole world could easily be a better place if we follow this in our hearts.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thanks Jessica! That’s one of my fave quotes!
Fantastic post, girl! I love that Keith Urban song. Your tip about congratulating women is such an important one – I think so many are caught up in the comparison/competition mindset these days that we forget that celebrating one another’s successes is an important way to empower each other.
Thank-you! I can’t get enough of Keith Urban’s song- it’s soo good! And exactly! I’m definitely all for community over competition!
Yes to all of these things!!!! We face enough adversities as women, we certainly don’t need our own kind tearing us down. I always try to be kind and supportive to anyone in my life, but especially other ladies!
Exactly. I’ll never understand the mom shaming that goes on sometimes. Like seriously we’re all rockstars no matter what brand of diapers we’re using on our baby. lol
Yaaaas girl…so many people don’t even realize they’re gossiping when they are and it can be SO SO SO toxic!! Just quit it!
Absolutely. I always try to remind others to think about how they feel when they’re on the opposite end. Nobody likes to be talked about.
This is an amazing list, girl. We ALL need to be better at raising women up around us!
Thank-you! It’s something I think we all definitely should stay mindful of.
This is such an awesome post. We definitely need to do better at empowering one another instead of bringing eachother down. I try my best to do this everyday with fellow bloggers.I should def try harder to do it outside of blogging too.
Thank-you! I truly love empowering other women and seeing other women find success. There’s room for us all! 🙂
Such a fantastic post! I definitely think women need to lift each other up more and bring more positivity to others!
Thank-you! I just keep thinking if we can’t even support one another then how on earth do we expect others to? Kindness can go such a long way in this life! 🙂
OMG! I love this post! I’m actually working on a similar post on the same topic! It is so important for us gals to build each other up and empower each other. I’m so saddened every time I see a celebrity female bash or body shame another woman. We should all be building each other up but I think it’s especially important when you have such a huge platform and audience to hear you!
Thank-you! And I absolutely agree- if you have the opportunity to let your voice be heard, use it in a powerful, impactful way.
I love all of these and especially the first one! It always makes me so sad to see women put each other down. It’s unnecessary and only hurts others.
Exactly! We need more encouragement and less tearing each other down!
YAS! I just love this post! More women need to BUILD each other up and not tear each other down. It just breaks my heart when women tear each other apart. I feel like the simplest of compliments go such a long way, too. Every girl loves to feel pretty, loved, and appreciated–I just wish more women would reach out to each other and spread the love!
Thank-you! And absolutely- I feel the same way. It’s SO incredibly simple to compliment someone, and it can have such an impact on someone else’s life. 🙂
This is so true! we were raised a certain way and sometimes it’s so hard to let go those bad habits. Like gossiping around!
I think we all can get caught up in gossip if we aren’t careful but I just try to remember how I would feel if I was on the other end. Kindness goes a LONG way. 🙂
Sing it sister. Great post.
There is room for all of us.
Yess!! I wish more people realized that.
Awesome reminders and yes yes yes to supporting one another. I simply do not understand putting others down! Love your heart 🙂
Thanks so much! A little encouragement goes such a LONG way and it can have such an amazing impact on others’ lives.
YES! All of these suggestions are fabulous. I think gossip can be so toxic even though I am totally guilty of gossiping at times. I do try and go out of my way to throw kindness around like confetti…little acts of kindness make a BIG difference!
Thank-you! It can be super easy to get caught up in the gossip train, but I always try to think of it on the other person’s end. I know I wouldn’t want to be talked about, so I try to stay mindful of that.
I have not heard his new song — much check it out.
And I agree with you on everything, Cara, it’s so important to lift each other up…always!
Oh it’s SOO good! I’ve been listening non stop lately and the lyrics are so powerful!
This is such a beautiful post! It is so important that we support other women and celebrate their successes 🙂
Thanks Kristen! I’m all about spreading kindness and lifting other women up! 🙂
What a positive post! It is true that we need to support one another as women and congratulate other women when they succeed at an endeavour. There’s far too much gossip and shaming of other women today, and not enough encouraging one another.
Thank-you! I completely agree, Kyla. It’s definitely good to stay focused on encouraging one another instead of knocking others down.
YES to all of this especially throwing kindness around, and congratulating other women on their successes. So so so important <3
Thanks girly! I used to work in an office that was very hostile at times with competitive women and it’s just crazy to me. We all can be successful, so there’s no need to push others down.
This is such a wonderful post!! I love every single suggestion, and truly strive to be the woman that empowers others. I think we are all so incredible, talented, beautiful, and strong, that together, we can literally change the world. Gossiping is a thing of the past and totally grosses me out when I hear women talking about others in a poor manner. You should re-post this several times a year as a little reminder to all of us. 😉
Yes, I couldn’t have said it better myself! It’s so good to remember that we’re all in this together and it’s not a competition. 🙂
So very important and I have a feeling big you are so good at empowering and lifting others up! 😉
Aw thank-you! We all could use some encouragement along the way. 🙂
Such a lovely post! I agree to all the tips you’ve said! It’s about time that we empower and encourage the success of our fellow women!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
Thanks Belle! I just feel sometimes we as women need to do more in lifting one another up, instead of always trying to compete. 🙂