April 17, 2023

Empowering women and sparking change

Spring has sprung, and the organizing, prioritizing, and spring cleaning are underway. As I digest the first quarter of 2023, particularly Women’s History Month, I reflect on the strong women in my life. There are many women in my life I could honor. Those who have blazed the trail opened the doors and empowered me to have the family and career I have. These women have challenged me to take a chance on myself, get comfortable being uncomfortable, and inevitably sparked change in my life.

Women empowering each other has been a crucial factor in sparking change worldwide. It’s no secret that women face significant challenges, including gender inequality, workplace discrimination, and limitations on reproductive rights. However, incredible things can happen when women come together and support each other.

Empowerment is a buzzword that has been around for a while, but what does it actually mean? In its simplest form, empowerment means giving women the power to choose and control their lives. This includes your career, your body, and your overall well-being. When we are empowered, we become more confident, more assertive, and more capable of achieving our goals.

To me, one of the most powerful aspects of women’s empowerment is the sense of community that it creates. Women who support each other are more likely to succeed individually and as a group. This sense of camaraderie and mutual support is essential for sparking change. Another vital aspect of women’s empowerment is the idea of breaking down barriers. As women, we face various challenges in our personal and professional lives. By empowering each other, we can work together to break down barriers and make positive changes in our communities.

Empowering women is not just the right thing to do – it’s essential if we want to create a more equitable, just, and inclusive world.

Has there been a time you have been empowered by another woman in your life? How can you empower another woman today? Leave us a note in the comments.

By: Allison L. Kelly, ARM, Vice President Business Development, Sedgwick