Women Empowerment is definitely getting a lot of attention these days but what does it really mean? What does it look like? This movement is not to exclude genders but it is to bring awareness that women supporting each other is more powerful than competing against each other.
Some ways to encourage this movement is through events, community efforts, and supporting each other. Last month, I had the opportunity to support a friend at her women empowerment pop-up event presented by her brand and organization called I Claim It.
The event was pop-up style event in which there were many different vendors sharing their brands and businesses, all women-owned businesses! The brands ranged from beauty products, jewelry, make up to homemade body lotions.
The event was held at a “secret” location hence the name “pop-up” event. Upon entering the host provided each lady with a drink cup detailed with the words “Continue To Flourish”, a theme for the event. There was feminine soul music playing in the background, a little summer walker all the way to some Beyoncé. There was small finger foods available and champagne being served in our new souvenir cups!
Each vendor had a table set-up with their products. I purchased some beautiful jewelry by BiJouByJuJu and also a homemade body oil from a local business called Essentials in Harmony, and by the way smells SO amazing and Last for hours! See my earrings below and oil I purchased. Click on the photo if you want to learn more about each brand!
There was a beautiful backdrop at the event with the letters #CTF for Continue to Flourish, making it a perfect photo opportunity area!
What does women empowerment mean to you?
I had the opportunity to ask vendors and attendees this question and this is what they had to say:
Women Empowerment to me means being confident in yourself, your beliefs, and your values.Sidnee
Women Empowerment to me is allowing women to make life, determining decisions through different problems in society while still supporting each others goals.Thina- Owner of SoLashes
Women Empowerment to me means encouraging other women, being there for one another and taking charge of life. Not being intimidated by men. Women Empowerment means we are here and not going anywhere! We can do all things we put our minds to. We are strong and powerful!Junie Sylvain- Owner of BiJouBYJUJU
I believe women empowerment is when you do everything you can to uplift and encourage others. Remember, there is enough room for all of us to succeed, and the only way to progress forward, is together.Shae Lambert, Miss New York US 2019
Lastly, quoted from the I Claim It Founder herself: This is what women empowerment means to her:
Women Empowerment means exactly what it sounds like POWER, to have women stand behind one another can change any circumstance in ones life and future. To have a woman support another woman whether it is through social media re-posting, buying a product, or speaking encouraging words. Knowing you are not alone creates a force within you! I will continue to encourage women and have them CLAIM the power they have! That is women empowerment to me.Founder of IClaimit
Congratulations to the founder of I Claim It on such an amazing event! Thank you and SoulyHer can’t wait to be at the next one!
Think about it? Now what does women empowerment mean to you?