Women’s Voices Matter (WVM) was founded for the purpose of supporting, empowering and collaborating with women. We are bringing together women from diverse backgrounds to foster mutually beneficial networking, mentoring and work opportunities, as well as collective career advancement for our members
Women’s Voices Matter strives to create a collaborative culture that empowers women with varying levels of experience, education and influence to learn from one another, grow together, build solid networks, mastermind, mentor, inspire, empower and support our members.
This is not about competition, this is collaboration. Use every opportunity you can to catapult another woman toward success, and know that as you do so, others will be working to catapult you.
Givers gain, and those who participate frequently by sharing relevant, valuable content will be rewarded – after all, we are women and women love surprises.
When did women forget they were built for this? That their bodies are strong and capable of birthing babies the natural way...without drugs, without surgery, without medical interventions.
Over the past 60 years, birth has come to be treated as a scary medical procedure that must be overseen by a team of doctors and surgeons. The birth process is a rite of passage, a turning point in a woman's life, the introduction of a woman to her most powerful self. Birth is empowering when women are able to feel their bodies work.
So why have we taken that away? Made them feel inadequate, weak, frail and dependent on the system? Can we change for the better - or have we been numbed into a new normal?
How do we empower today’s women and girls to overcome the culture of girl on girl competition? Well, first and foremost, we must acknowledge that it exists, and has been taught. Then, we have to inspect our role in perpetuating the issues. Whether blatantly intentional or completely (maybe even blissfully) subconscious, each of us plays a role in our current situation. Once we can accept this realization, we can focus our efforts toward creating a more balanced future.
How often have you been made to feel like you are competing with every other woman for the same position? Is there really only ONE spot available? How would having more diversity shape the future of business, education, technology?
Let's create a culture of inclusivity, not exclusivity. Where ideas are shared and collaboration becomes the currency. Because if we truly want to change the world, we've got to start including the 50% of the population that historically has not had a seat at the table.
It begins with us, as women, modeling collaborative behaviors. To our colleagues, in our networks and especially in front of our children.