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BBC 100 WOMEN 2016 + 8 WAYS TO EMPOWER WOMEN

A bit of a different subject this week prompted by the BBC 100 Women 2016.

These women come from all sorts of backgrounds, industries, and cultures. Everything from activists, researchers, campaigners to entrepreneurs. Whatever their story all these women are inspirational and influential. All have astonishing stories to tell.

It’s a fascinating line up which you can read about here.

I’m a great believer in women’s empowerment and I truly believe when women authentically support one another from the heart it’s powerful and unshakable. We can move mountains. Accomplish great things. Reach our highest potential, and go further faster.

So I wanted to share with you 8 ways I believe we can all empower one another with …

  1. Compliment & Encourage

Take the time to compliment your girlfriends. Celebrate their accomplishments. Women feel more empowered when they’re more confident right?! Take for example all the wonderful B-Fit success stories here. Haven’t these ladies done amazing?!

  1. Speak Up & Stand Up

If you see a woman being mistreated, say something. Don’t ignore it. Every time a woman is belittled, it impacts each and every one of us and sends out the wrong message.

  1. Start Early

Got a daughter? Niece or granddaughter? Think about instilling a sense of empowerment in them at a young age. They need to know early on that they can do anything they set their minds to. Instilling these qualities will help create a new army of women who will stop at nothing to achieve their dreams!!!

  1. Mentor & Collaborate

If an opportunity arises to team up and collaborate on projects go for it. We can compliment each other’s skills, support and help each other.

  1. Be A Role Model

One of the easiest ways to empower women is to be a positive role model. Be confident and show them what’s possible if they put their mind to it.

  1. Watch Your Lingo

When you name call another woman, it’s not only horrible but your giving out a message that it’s ok to do this. It’s not. As Gandhi said “Let’s ‘be’ the change we want to see in the world”

  1. Accept All Women

Regardless of skin colour, religion, body size and shape, or sexual orientation we’re all kindred spirits and need to empower each other. Ditch the judgement. Choose acceptance.

  1. Be Kind

I get that not all of us are on a mission to empower women, but we all should be kind. Being kind to our fellow sisters shows the world that we respect all women.

Are you onboard? I hope so.

Let’s do this.

Now I’d love to hear from you. Who are the amazing women who support you? And who do you support? How’s it impacted your life?

Ping me back an email to gaynor@b-fit.uk.com

I can’t wait to hear your story.

Gaynor x

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