Women who openly display their power, knowledge, and skill, receiving public recognition and honor.
Being a strong, independent woman doesn’t necessarily require that you be a die-hard feminist. Rather, it means learning to express who you are at your core, whether you are shy and soft-spoken or loud and assertive, without trying to fit a certain mold implied by your being a female.
Women have determined the course of events and the forms of human culture. We originated, founded, governed, prophesied, created great art, fought for our rights, and for our peoples. These are the women edited out of history, their stories omitted, distorted, and replaced with an endless litany of men (and the occasional queen or meddling concubine).
Be Confident. Don’t compare yourself to other women.
For me, feeling empowered is an inside job. There isn’t just one pill you take and all is well in your world. To feel empowered you have to continually make choices that are going to be in the highest good for yourself and others around you.
There are many historical accounts of women warriors, and women often fought to defend their homes, their people and their country. However, although it is hard for many people today to conceive of such broad female authority, in some societies women had the formal power to veto the decision to go to war.
Instead of pretending that all women share the same experience, that we are one in the same let’s make the word “woman” a perpetual agent of change. Instead of repeating history by chaining ourselves to one specific definition or concept, let’s make the word “woman” a celebration of each of our uniqueness.
According to the Harvard Business Review, women’s earned income is also rising, growing at 8.1% versus 5.8% for men. This has tremendous implications for women’s purchasing power. Indeed, it has tremendous implications for women’s power — period.
Women represent the largest market opportunity in the world. Globally, they control $20 trillion in annual consumer spending (U.S. dollars).
Being a woman is always defined in opposition to a man … and so being a woman becomes living up to other people’s expectations.
Pop-culture tells us that a real woman knows how to use her body to get what she wants, wielding the power of attraction, seducing with her animal magnetism. But question is how much power is there in being a carrot on a stick that is dangled in front of someone? And we can’t help but notice that when men try to flatter woman, they often use words like “enchanting” and “mysterious.” But those words seem like a subconscious attempt by them to place some distance between them.