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5 Tips for Empowering the Women in Your Life

Empowerment is one of the most thrilling feelings we can experience. What’s better though, is the ability to empower others. We do this in a variety of ways and under different circumstances. If you’re looking for new methods to empower the women in your life, look no further. Read the five tips below to get started.


1. Encourage Developing Leadership Qualities

Leadership skills can be learned at all ages. Developing these qualities takes effort, determination, and hard work but can be beneficial throughout your life. Inspiring others to develop these same qualities will leave a positive impact on society and the communities they’re involved in.

There are plenty of resources online to help you become an effective leader, such as the material available at Kurt Uhlir's website. With these resources, you will gain a better understanding of how to lead and inspire others as well as the skills needed to set goals, create plans, and track progress. Investing in yourself and learning leadership skills is something that has many long-term benefits and can yield positive results for years to come.

Encourage your coworkers, students, friends, kids, or any other woman you know to develop the following leadership qualities:
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility
  • Strategic thinking
  • Time management
  • Creativity

Help the kids in your life spot these qualities in people they know, so they can recognize them as a leader and an example to follow.

2. Learn How to Give Compliments

Giving compliments isn’t just a self-esteem booster, it also gives that person a sense of empowerment. Meaningful compliments can be hard to give from time to time, but by focusing on the person’s character or accomplishments rather than their appearance, you’ll be headed in the right direction.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that the odd compliment about how great someone looks isn’t going to be appreciated. If a woman you know has a new hairstyle or has decided to have teeth straightening done, let them know they look amazing - it’s incredible what a positive effect this can have.

3. Encourage Positivity

Negativity is a constant in society — you can find it almost anywhere you look. Choosing to see the positive in life, your body, and your life’s path and encouraging others to the same can make a big difference. Consider using and sharing positive affirmations to help break the habit of negative thinking.

It may also help to use the social media authenticity checklist below to embrace positivity! 


4. Learn How to Disagree Respectfully

Everyone has a different background, way of thinking, and goals that cause us to think differently from others. Because of this, we won’t always agree. Learning how to disagree with other women can protect relationships and help others feel valued and that their opinion matters, even if your opinion is different.

5. Actively Listen

Another simple way to empower the women in your life is by listening to them. As we get older and have more on our plate, we can forget about those basic skills we learned when we were young. Look through the following tips to better learn how to actively listen.

By letting the women in your life have a voice, listening to what they say, and supporting the path they’ve chosen, you can help them feel empowered. If you feel far from having all of these skills, know that they take time to develop. However, the more time you put in, the more empowered you can help others — and yourself — feel.