As women, it’s important to support each other. Think about how many times you’ve doubted yourself. This is one of the many reasons that having women to support you is so important. Rather than seeing other women as competition, it’s time we encourage one another. We put together a guide with ways women can support each other, so keep reading to learn more.
Collaborate With Other Women
One of the ways women can support each other is by collaborating rather than competing. It’s very common to see other women as competition. Society has conditioned women to see each other as competition. Rather than doing this, consider seeing other women as an opportunity to collaborate. Whether you’re collaborating on a project or connecting over a hobby, this is a great way to support each other. Networking is another opportunity to collaborate with other women. If you run a business, networking is a must. Try to collaborate with other women whenever possible—even if it’s just for a passion project. Collaboration is a great way to support each other.
Be Mindful of Brand Representation
Have you ever wondered who works for your favorite brand? Unfortunately, businesses don’t always fairly represent women. There are many reasons to shop at women-owned businesses, so consider doing so next time you need something. There are many brands that sell products solely for women, but not all brands have the representation to reflect that. One way to support other women is by supporting their business; however, you can also advocate for better brand representation. All genders, races, and cultures must be represented. Next time you shop, consider supporting a women-owned business.
Give Mindful Compliments
Think about the compliments you give most. It’s very common to give appearance-based compliments, so try to be mindful of this. One of the best ways to support other women is by giving mindful compliments. Acknowledging what you like about someone is very touching and supportive. Rather than saying “you look pretty,” consider saying something like “I really enjoy your company.” Although complimenting someone’s appearance is still kind, it’s more thoughtful to say something else. Women are constantly ridiculed based on physical attributes, so consider giving a compliment that has nothing to do with appearance. Women can support each other in many ways, so consider implementing these practices into your life.