10 Simple Ideas to Empower Women

ymca10 Simple Ideas to Empower Women

My eyes are blurry from a few days spent researching fresh facts on the state of women in the USA. (Yep, I’m updating my media kit for the upcoming audiobook.)

I just had to share this right away!

The YWCA has a really great webpage entitled “10 Simple Ideas to Empower Women.”

The first few ideas, in brief:

  1. Value yourself, and relationships where you are an equal.
  2. Learn how to own your voice and assert your opinions.
  3. Identify words and language that communicate gender bias.
  4. Speak up about sexist jokes or sexist images.
  5. Focus on the person instead of appearance.

Click here for the full list!

Which idea is your favorite? Leave a comment below.

2 Responses to 10 Simple Ideas to Empower Women

  1. Deb B September 14, 2009 at 4:22 am #

    I think gender bias is overhyped. Women can be women and be chairmen of corporations. It isn’t demeaning.
    Perhaps if we focused on being powerful and gracious people we would transcend the gender stereotypes which have crippled us. Those who have entrenched ideas about the negative connotations of powerful women may never change. I would add one thing to the list: teach our daughters (and sons) self-worth, responsibilty, and respect for others. Empowering a generation by simply expecting the best of them, and encouraging them not to wither or faint in the face of opposition, whatever the cause or source–that will be far more effective to the cause of feminism than combing wordlists for bias.

  2. Ann Daly September 14, 2009 at 4:27 am #

    Thanks for weighing in, Deb. I love that: “not to wither or faint in the face of opposition, whatever the cause or source.” A powerful, poetic directive! Thanks.