“When women are happy, families are happy. When women are productive, the world moves. We have incredible power and we don’t even realise it. But it feels bloody incredible once you do! To see that spark reignite in the groups of women I work with is the reason I do what I do”.
What a year 2018 is already! This Thursday, 8th March 2018, marks International Womens Day and it feels like a reason to celebrate all that we are, all that we do and all that we WANT to do, for ourselves, our families and our communities.
We are a part of a movement. A positive movement of knowing that the possibilities are there for us to grasp. In the past, the “possibilities” may have felt like they were out of reach, not for us. The “tall poppy syndrome” was expected, so that when a woman became successful, they waited for other women/the media to tear them down.
We are the movement of women that are lifting each other up, encouraging each other to be the best that we can be, motivating each other to see that glass ceiling and SMASH it.
This is the generation of leaders that are going to shape our world. And our world can be, micro communities, business communities, national communities and global communities. The world is shrinking and the word is spreading fast that the way forward is for women to take a stand and BE HEARD.
There is power in the collective. There is empowerment in the tribe. It is now the norm to be told to SPEAK UP, BE HEARD, BE VISIBLE. The past is the past, we need you all NOW.
The Dalai Lama said “The world will be saved by the western woman” – this was said in 2009, and apparently, we are just realising that – WAIT – this could be TRUE!
If you are feeling powerless, if you are wondering what you can do, if you are sat there with an idea in your head and don’t know what to do with it, or if you have your own business and need to find the confidence, strength, motivation to get it out there. FIND YOUR TRIBE. FIND YOUR GROUP. We all belong somewhere.
I started a womens networking group last year for my local community – mostly because I had just moved back to the UK and didn’t know other women that ran their own business. Within a very short space of time, that community has grown in strength to over 1000 members. That is 1000 beautiful women that have their own businesses in my local community. The tribe is strong. The engagement is real, genuine and authentic.
THIS International Womens Day feels like a beginning (again). The beginning of the realisation that we can be whoever-we-damn-well-want-to-be. The beginning of the movement towards each other, rather than seeing others as the competition.
For this day, think about who you can support, lift up and encourage. For this day, if you need to find your tribe and you want to create a chain reaction effect – come and join The Chain Reaction Womens Business Group and be a part of our movement of support and growth – collectively, we are the solution to every question.
Founder of The Chain Reaction Mastermind
Founder of The Chain Reaction Business Retreat (April 2018)