Sisterhood in Business Queens Supporting Queens
“So many of us have gotten ourselves at the table, but we’re still too grateful to be at the table to really shake it up. It’d be nice to have a collective of black women who are opening up spaces for each other, or making strategic moves to raise the visibility of black women within the industry, and not just who’s on the cover of the magazine but behind the scenes too. I don’t think it’s solely white people’s job to do that. There needs to be more of a push from us to stand together.” ~ Michelle Obama
Whether you’re a CEO, influencer, nurse, chef, or teacher, you have the power to support and create spaces for other queens to Thrive!
The challenges facing women are great, but our power is undeniable. When you use your own power, you can change anything. When we use our power together, we can change everything.
The reason? Women trying to rise up into leadership face cultural and systemic hurdles that make it harder for them to advance, such as unconscious bias. The study suggests that a way to overcome some of these hurdles is to form close connections with other women, who can share experiences from women who have been there, done that—from how to ask for what you’re worth to bringing your unique talents to leadership.
1. Amplify other women. I love the Shine Theory, which is the idea that when you help another woman rise, we all shine. “Build other women up! If you see your co-worker doing a great job, give them credit…tell your boss or other co-workers,” says Rebecca Wiser, cofounder and director of communications at Womaze, an app centered around self-empowerment for women. “At first it may seem like you’re taking attention away from yourself, but you’re actually showing that you’re a supportive team player as well as an inspiring leader—and secure enough in yourself to praise others.”
2. Find your squad—and tap into them. Who would be your go-to group of girls if you had an emergency, needed honest advice, or wanted a key business introduction? When it comes to building relationships, you often get what you give.
3. Choose collaboration over competition. Regardless of your role, it starts with you. Bury your ego and insecurities about sharing the spotlight because the truth is we are stronger in numbers. Plus, no one wins in life or business solely by their own efforts.
4. Keep it real by sharing your setbacks, resources, and connections. Go beyond dolling out fluffy advice like “just do it, never give up, or believe in yourself.” Describe the sacrifices that helped you become successful. What are the names of the tools and resources that helped you succeed? As more women keep it real about how they worked through their challenges, it helps to uplift and equip other women with the resources they need to bridge the gender gap in leadership, business, etc.
5. Promote Each others Businesses This is really my favorite, when the Sisterhood is coming for you like an Army to support your Business and your New Project Financially and Socially it is priceless and Doesn't Cost a Thing, Just bravery to love other queens the same way you love yourself!
So Go out There Find your Queens and Surround yourself with like minded Community that will support you Mentally, financially, and Socially. I have created The Boss Lady Society exactly for this reason, so feel free to join us and Our Family of Boss Ladies, and learn with us how to scale your Business to unimaginable Heights! Issa Movement you don't wanna Miss!