Tag Archives: Empowerment

Lindsay’s In Business: PART 40: What is this animal?

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What happens when you realise your path is entrepreneurship rather than employment? Lindsay takes up the challenge and shares an account of her journey as it unfolds… 

Last time I wrote to you, I was talking about resilience. It’s about bouncing back and being adaptive. And to be adaptive with a young business you really have to have your radar on full power: what exactly are we dealing with here? What kind of animal is this?

It’s like a join-the-dots puzzle. Once you can figure out the constellation, it all fits into place and everything is possible. This seems to apply to lots of situations. A couple of hypothetical examples:

  • A historian is looking to answer a key question about our ancient past. By researching and piecing together the right bits of new and existing knowledge from botany, microbiology, geology and anthropology, she joins the dots and gets to an answer.
  • Someone is unhappy. They feel mixed up and can’t work out what’s going on. With a good therapist, they manage to uncover a co-incidence of factors that when put together in the right way, make everything clear, perhaps a disturbing event in early life, a difficult relationship with a sibling, an aspect of their character that triggers an unhealthy response to certain circumstances – and then a pattern of reactions to this. Based on this understanding, they can address their issues.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

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“Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do… When women succeed, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous.”— Barrack Obama

The world needs the talents of everyone – women, men, girls and boys – to truly reach its full potential.

Women have made enormous progress toward equality over the years around the world.

On International Women’s Day (March 8) we are celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We recognise the many achievements of women and celebrate their contributions to society.

The day provides an opportunity to take stock of our progress towards gender equality and to reflect on the barriers that remain.

We all know: full gender equality for women around the world has still not been realised. A gender pay gap persists across the globe and women are still not present in equal numbers in business or politics. Figures show that globally, women’s education, health and violence towards women is still worse than that of men.

According to the World Economic Forum, the gender gap won’t close until 2186.

On International Women’s Day,  women across the world come together to force the world to recognise these inequalities – while also celebrating the achievements of women who have overcome these barriers.

Make sure to take a moment today to remind yourself that you’re an amazing strong woman.

We wish you a Happy International Women’s Day!

Femflection Team

 

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Why It Matters To Be a Feminist 

by: matheen

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Women’s March is not just about one day or one weekend of expressing our resistance against those who threaten women’s rights and its related causes; it is a lifetime commitment to protect and increase awareness on social justice and human rights issues ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration, and healthcare around the world. It is an ongoing acknowledgment and acceptance — embracing the full equality of humanity — old or young; women or men; homosexuals, trans, lesbians, bisexuals and straight.

We are all equal and we’re one in protecting and safeguarding our human given rights.

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Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

 

By: Karen Kao

16142311_10100513475632857_3488589163831198495_nActivism is one path to empowerment, female or otherwise. It’s easy to do these days. All you need is a computer to sign an on-line petition or like a post on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. To share these thoughts for however many seconds they may occupy your mind.

Activism these days does not involve any body parts other than a thumb or a finger. So it was very old school of me to attend the Women’s March in Amsterdam on January 21, 2017. Continue reading

Cait Clarke and Neil Shister, “Dare to Ask! The Woman’s Guidebook to Successful Negotiating”

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Cait Clarke is the Director of Public Interest Law Opportunities at Equal Justice Works in Washington, D.C. where she directs the largest legal fellowship program in the United States. She has been a corporate and non-profit negotiation consultant and was the founding director of the National Defender Leadership Institute. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Neil Shister is a journalist who has been a correspondent for Time Magazine, television writer for the Miami Herald, editor of Atlanta Magazine and a marketing executive with Inc. Magazine. He is the author of the best seller 10 Minute Guide to Negotiating. Continue reading