What is Empowerment?
Complete a Match
Do you know of an organization that helps empower women?
Use the Match Program to double your impact and provide support to women in your area. Possibilities include literacy programs, support groups, and women’s shelters. Find a nonprofit and see what change you can make!
Use your voice to make a difference!
The first step in creating change is building awareness through sharing information. Sharing images, statistics, graphics, and videos takes only a moment, but can go a long way in empowering women. Visit doTERRA Social for resources you can share!
Other Ways to Empower Women
Lead by example
The first step in empowering women is to lead by example. If you are a woman, be a role model for young women as they grow up. Man or woman, show support for the women around you. Admire strong women, celebrate different types of beauty, show kindness, and encourage women to chase their dreams.
Shut down negativity
Lift women up by taking a stance against negative comments online, at the office, in school, and wherever you go. Combat negativity by promoting body positivity, intelligence, and authenticity. Don’t be afraid to shut down negativity directly and honestly.
Help girls in your community chase their dreams. Through tutoring and mentoring programs, you can influence the life of a girl in your own community. Provide a positive role model and a source of support to help them as they learn the power of womanhood and how to be a force for good.
Continue your education
Get your degree, or consider going back to school for an advanced degree. You can also pursue specialized training and participate in continuing education courses at your local college or university.
Understand the issue
Becoming knowledgeable about the issues surrounding women’s empowerment can help you become a voice of support and an advocate of change. Here are a few great places to start:
- World Health Organization
Acknowledge the awesome women in your life – write a letter, send flowers, thank someone who has empowered you. You can also shop at women-owned businesses and participate in lectures and other community events focused on women.
Start a book club
Start a book group and read literature about women empowerment, gender equality, and raising the status of women. You can also use this group to support women authors.
Listen to our podcast
In this podcast episode, we sit down with Celeste Mergens who founded Days for Girls, a non-profit partnered with the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation that strives to increase access to menstrual care and education as well as shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls around the world.
Let's Empower Women
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