March marks the beginning of International Women’s History month, an annual declared month celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Women have come a long way since the days when we weren’t allowed to vote and our primary role was to take care home, yet, we still have a long way to go. Still, I light up inside (and out) whenever I heard about the growth and advancement of women leaders, more specifically, women entrepreneurs. To be brave enough to capitalize on an opportunity and to risk it all in a male dominated world, is highly commendable. And as an entrepreneur myself, I can attest how it can often be a lonely journey, but when you have the right people in your corner, it can make all the difference in your success.
In celebration of women’s history month and women entrepreneurs, I decided to organize a
Ways You Can Support Women in Business
- Make a Purchase: This is a no-brainer, but one of the best ways you can support an entrepreneur and the local economy is to buy what they’re selling.
- Comment/Feedback: Like a product or service? Let the world know by leaving a comment on their social media account or review site (Yelp and Google).
- Share/Repost: Social reach is vital to creatives starting out. By sharing their work or a recent post, you help their brand to a new fanbase….all for FREE!
- Show Up: Know an entrepreneur who is having an event? Buy a ticket to their show, attend their showcase and if you can’t attend, donate your ticket. Also, encourage your family and friends to attend.
- Recommendations: If you know a great realtor, makeup artist, baker, etc., put your friends on!
- Partnerships: Forming partnerships with relevant businesses can help you gain new opportunities. When you support fellow small business owners, you can create strategic partnerships that benefit both of your companies.
When women empower each other, amazing things can happen.