women who love women
How is that for an exciting title? The bad news for all my pervy readers: this blog is not about sex… only love.
To be clear from the start, I am a feminist and I believe that the world would be a much better place if it was run by both men & women equally. In order for such a world to exist, many of our indoctrinated behaviours must change. After the second wave of feminism hit in the 60s, there has NOT been an enormous focus on generating strong alliances between women in the workplace. I believe that one of the reasons that men continue to dominate big business and government is that that women are not very encouraging to each-other as they climb the ladder.
The good news is that we are beginning to see a shift in behaviour. What used to be a select few dynamic women’s clubs (generally requiring you to be a millionaire or a business owner) is now starting to filter through to the masses – us. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to an evening seminar called Shine For Women, run by two spectacular coaches attempting to inspire 85 women to overcome their fears and follow their dreams. The workshop was created by The Sunday Times Style magazine campaign #girlsgetahead at the most gorgeous hotel called the Grace Belgravia, London.
The key messages to success were made crystal clear:
- You have the power to achieve anything.
- You do not need to wait to begin chasing your dream. Start now.
- But you must believe in yourself and learn how to tame your inner gremlin (the voice in your head that says You Can’t/ You Shouldn’t)
- And you MUST ask for help, in particular from other women who should support your journey to success
Encouraging women to support each other on their road to success is the piece of the puzzle that has been missing for the last half decade. There are far too many misguided she-devils who think other women are a threat to their own career. These mean bully-types can be recognised by her constant criticism of others and inability to look at her own faults. But she is simply afraid of loosing her fragile grip on a hard earned power in the workplace.
For women to take the next step up, we need to stop competing against each-other. We must start to love and support each-other.
I am a woman who loves to watch women flourish in their career. Will you join me?
Thank you for reading,