Women Supporting Women
Women on their own are pretty special beings. But when they have the support of other women, it elevates the reach and power that they possess significantly more. More love, more confidence, more creativity, more happiness, and endless opportunities to do what makes them whole. In fact, research shows, that having an inner network of women in your life offers greater health benefits - like reduced stress and longer life expectancies, better career opportunities with higher authority and pay, and an overall boost in self-esteem and mental health. Supporting the women in your life is a no-brainer, but if you want to do a little extra to deepen those connections, consider honoring the women in your life by practicing these simple acts.
Support her small business, passion project, or hobby. This is a small gesture that will have an enormous impact. Not only are you validating something she loves, but you are empowering her to keep doing it. While feeding your own soul by giving back, you’ll be feeding her well-being, worth, and maybe even her wallet.
Share the raw truth. Often we want to hide our real lives and project a picture-perfect, Pinterest-worthy lifestyle. However, that serves no one, including you. When we share the raw reality of motherhood or having to be the lone woman in the boardroom, we not only lighten our load but we lessen theirs, too. It's through those shared, authentic experiences that we bond and realize we are not alone. She’ll walk away feeling confident in her decision-making, know that she is doing her best, and be empowered to share her vulnerabilities with others to help them grow just like you’ve done for her.
Speak up! Advocate for her. Support her life choices even if they don't align with yours. Compliment her work ethic, her style, her wit, or her parenting skills. Bring her up in conversations that will bring her opportunities. Inspire her to be her best self. Whatever it is, use your voice to amplify her and let her be comforted in the fact that someone will always be there to lift her up.
The beauty of these simple acts of honor towards the women in our lives is that they’ll cycle right back around to you, too. So, not only are you filling their cups, but you won’t have to wait long to have yours replenished.
As a woman-owned business, we take pride in having hard-working women on our roster of Pandas and offering support to those who just need a little extra help in their busy lives. When women are empowered, it benefits us all. Honor a woman today.