Let’s Get to Work: Empowering Women
Here at Tavia, we're all about empowering women. We also know that our customers are empowered, women. Empowered women lift other women up, simply by being and by being an example.
But, have you ever wondered if you can do more?
Well, if you’re here, you’re probably already making huge strides toward empowering other women through Tavia’s subscription service. Thank you. You’re truly making a difference.
It's even more important to continue this work during the holiday season. This is a stressful time of year for most people, and women are more likely to feel the strain around the holidays. Bringing a little empowerment with you as we go into this season can make a huge difference to the women around you, and yourself.
Oh, and stay tuned at the end of this article We’re planning our own way to give back during this critical time of year.
Here are some simple ways you can be more than an example – and can impact more women around the globe.
1. Be a Force of Positivity
It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in all the negativity in the world. Everything from the 24-7 news cycle, to natural disasters, work stress, and family concerns catch up with you.
Being a force for positivity means three things:
- Taking time to take care of yourself
- Spreading positivity for and about others
- Rejecting unnecessary negativity and replacing it with positivity
This looks a little different for everyone. But taking care of yourself can be as simple as setting a bed-time ritual and sticking to it or indulging in a bath bomb once a week. Or, it can be as critical as making sure you’re getting enough to eat and making sure you get regular checkups at the doctor.
Spreading positivity about others is often a little easier. If you notice something about the people, especially the women, around you, mention it.
New glasses looking good? Tell them.
Does someone consistently rise to challenges at work? Tell them how much you appreciate it.
This kind of interaction is small, but it can make a huge difference to the people around you, and to your outlook.
Fighting unnecessary negativity is harder. But just as important.
Is someone consistently negative about projects at work, or always pointing out reasons a plan won’t work? See if you can take them aside and ask them about it in private.
Does your friend group lift one another up, or do you find yourself gossiping and making fun of others more often than you have something good to say? Make an effort to change the subject, or tell your friends you’re uncomfortable with their jokes.
It takes time, but you’ll find yourself happier with your social interactions, and good friends will value more for it.
2. Advocate for Other Women
This might be at work, at home, or out with friends. Instead of seeing other women as competition, or treating them the same way you would men, take a little time to think about your interactions with other women.
Are you in a position of power at work? Great. Women are still underrepresented in most management and executive roles. Keep an eye out for promising female talent, and advocate for those candidates when it comes time to hire new people.
Notice a woman in your social circle, or even at home or at work, is consistently quiet? Try inviting her into conversations and asking her opinion before making decisions.
Point it out if women’s voices aren’t being heard anywhere you have a voice.
You can be an advocate for anyone with talent. But women often have a harder fight to be recognized, and supporting each other is one of the best ways to make sure it happens.
3. Spend Your Money Carefully
Hey, you’re here, so you’re already doing some of this! Tavia is a great way to spend your money in a way that empowers women. You’re getting products and a service you need and helping advocate for women at the same time.
Don’t stop here. Tavia is one of many organizations working to help women across the world. CARE is a charity organization that also focuses on empowering impoverished women by providing access to clean water, among other things.
Don’t have money to give to charitable organizations? Don’t worry about it. Most of us have been there. You can still use your money, and your regular purchases, to make a big difference.
Shopping local is one great way to empower women. Local, family-run stores, have a much bigger impact on your local economy, not to mention local families, than big corporate chains.
Buy produce from farmers' markets, if you can, support the local craft store, tell people about the family-owned gift shop down the road.
Your dollar matters. When you can, spend it where it will have the most impact.
4. Stay Open to Opportunity
The last thing you can do is keep an eye out for opportunities. If you want to empower other women, be prepared for opportunities to come in all different shapes and sizes. Maybe you have some time to volunteer at a local women's shelter one week, and can counsel a niece or younger cousin through a tough time the next.
Our Holiday Gift…
Speaking of opportunities to empower other women… Tavia has something exciting coming just a little later this month.
We’ve been inspired by the holiday season and want to give a gift that keeps on giving.
We won’t say too much here but keep an eye on our Instagram for more details. Remember, Tavia’s planning a gift that keeps on giving, and we want you to be part of it!
Need to Know More About Tavia?
We get it. We just told you to spend your money carefully, right. If you aren’t already a subscriber, we’d love to invite you to take a look at what we do.
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Link 1: https://www.care.org/our-impact