Let's Unite! The Power of Sisterhood
“Once women find sisterhood, there’s nothing stronger.” - Zoe Kravitz
We live in a pivotal time, when women are--perhaps more than ever--recognizing our strength and finding our voices. When we find this power not only within ourselves but discern strength in each other, we can effect real societal change.
This includes not only sharing in our struggles--whether it’s as minor as menstrual cramps or as major as period poverty or medical treatment inequity--but also celebrating each other’s successes. When another woman stomps a barrier and reaches her goals, we should not ask how we can compete against her, but rather, how we can learn from her and support her.
Let’s face it. Women are still vastly outnumbered by men in many facets of our society, including government posts, business executive suites, and high-level education positions. However, as we continue to raise our voices and lift the voices of our sisters, no glass ceiling will stop us.
These efforts start small, within our own homes and communities, but can create a very real ripple effect by changing perceptions, challenging the status quo, and building a sense of confidence and trust within each other. How can we put these goals into tangible action? Here’s a list of simple ways you can foster a community of strong women:
Engage in meaningful conversations with young girls. Ask your daughters, nieces, or little sisters what they’re learning in school, what they love about themselves, and what they love about their friends.
Engage in meaningful conversations with your own peers. Exchange gossip for gratitude and goal-setting.
Do you know of a woman running for local office? Do some research. You may not agree with her positions and may choose not to vote for her, but make an effort to learn about and validate her candidacy.
Support women-led businesses. 40% of our partners are women-owned organizations making a difference!
Speak up. Your voice and experience matter.
Listen up. We have so much to learn from each other.
At Be a Rose, we strive to support and celebrate women not only in our service to them but also by fostering meaningful partnerships with a like-minded mission. We deeply value our partnerships, and their work continues to inspire us in all that we do.
All right, readers, you’ve got the strength, the tools, and the sisterhood backing you. Get out there and Be a Rose today!
By: Aanee Nichols