1. Lead by Example! Become a mentor to someone who could benefit from your guidance and expertise.
As a successful entrepreneur there are many other women who can benefit from your knowledge. Own your role as a leader and make yourself available for those who are still seeking success and help them along their journey. Do you need advice and coaching? Reach out to someone you respect and admire and ask for mentorship. In the words of Patty, “you might be in business for yourself, but never by yourself.”
2. Celebrate your wins and the wins of the women around you.
Life is significantly more meaningful when you put time aside to celebrate your accomplishments and victories. It enhances your mental stability and makes achieving future goals much more satisfying. And when you recognize others, you are giving them a boost in self-confidence. Sometimes, a small gesture, like a shout out on social media, can go a long way for someone struggling. Today, remind a friend, relative, mentor how much they mean to you.
3. Be a part of the conversation, but don’t forget to listen.
Bring attention to Women’s Equality Day by talking about it in your conversations, social media posts, or other communications. Let’s extend this past just a day, it needs to be a constant conversation. Remind everyone what the day stands for and encourage others to share their stories. Do you know women who have struggled with feeling seen? Listen to their experiences and offer an empathetic ear.
4. Learn all you can about women’s issues and share your knowledge.
Becoming a student and staying a student is one of the most powerful tools in your kit. It’s also one of the best ways to stay relevant in timely conversations. Read books about women’s equality, women’s health, and other women’s issues. Learn about voter registration (and be sure you’re registered and actively participate in elections!). Listen to podcasts and ask others to share their knowledge. Gently teach and coach others on how they might be supportive.