To all the women who hustle hard, all the women who rule the office, all the women who work from home, and all the women whose home is their work; To all the women who love themselves, and all the women working on it; To all the women who are ambitious, and all the women content with their pace; To all the women who know their purpose, and all the women who are still looking; To all the women who are making change, all the women putting others first, and all the women putting themselves first; To all the women feeling in control and all the women feeling out of control; To all the women who wish they weren’t women, all the women who wish they were women; To all the happy women, all the sad women, and all the ‘feeling-meh’ women; All the women at the top of their game, and all the women on their way there. A Happy Women’s Day to you all!
This International Women’s Day we asked, what does it mean to be a woman?
It means being a full circle. There is no begin and no end. It’s about being inspiring and being inspired, it means being strong and having opinions that you share, being brave even if you feel the fear. It’s about being independent, and knowing when to lean on others. We need each other because we give each other power and support to become energetic and forceful. We always see opportunities and we will never give up. Sometimes we overthink too much, but that’s a good thing. It guides us to the right places and gives us the power of control.
We have feminine power and an uplifting energy inside us that can create the most wonderful things, because of the courage within us. It’s important to believe in ourselves so that other women can feel that power. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you came from, every woman has their own story which makes them beautiful. It’s about being there then, being there now and being the future.
Being a woman means using your voice to empower others to create positive change. Women today realize that helping other women achieve their aspirations is just as important as achieving their own. The best ally we have is in each other. And if we want to see the landscape change so that more and more women break the glass ceiling, have the same opportunities as men, and receive equal pay, it must begin with us helping each other.
We believe being a woman should be celebrated every day. We have such vibrant women in our community and we have asked them to reflect on what being a woman is for them using just one word. Leave a comment down below what it means to you to be a woman.
The Future Females movement was founded by Lauren Dallas and Cerina Bezuidenhout in August 2017, to increase the number of and success of female entrepreneurs across sectors. We are the go-to destination for the key resources (community, inspiration, business skills development and education, and support) that women need to start and grow successful businesses. With Future Females, women are empowered and supported to create, to fail, to learn, to retry and to ultimately win.