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    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT – What does it mean to you?

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | July 2nd, 2018

    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT – What does it mean to you?

    With one word, what does women empowerment mean to you? That was the question that was posed at the Ladies Hat and Tea event which I attended in Dallas over the past weekend.  We had a speaker who emphasized the importance of embracing who we are as individuals and not letting fear stop us from doing what we would like to do.

    The speaker then had us do two activities:

    Activity 1 – Think of the things you enjoyed doing in your youth, things that gave you great joy and then she said if you are not doing those things now, you need to ask yourself why.  If time is the reason, the speaker reminded us that as women it is okay to put ourselves first. It is okay to be selfish with our time.

    Activity 2 – We all have at least one friend that is always there when we need them. A friend that will pick up the phone regardless of the time that you call. A friend that truly has your back. When was the last time that you reached out to that friend and told them how you felt about them? No more procrastination, take out your cell phone and text that friend now – tell them how much you appreciate them.

    At the end of the event,  we picked up the card on the table that had the following:

    O Loving God, Grant Us…

    Minds to Know You

    Hearts to Love You

    Hands to Do Your Work

    And

    Voices to sing Your Praises

     

     

    3 Responses to “WOMEN EMPOWERMENT – What does it mean to you?”

    1. Wow-sounds like a fun weekend:-) I have a blog post this week about roof-raising friends. You can check it out here: These are the friends who will do whatever it takes to sav you from yourself if needed.

      https://www.chinweokpalaoka.com/blog/everyone-needs-roof-raising-friends

      • Ngozi Osuagwu, MD says:

        I had a chance to click on your link about roof raising friends, but as you mentioned we have to make sure that we rise up to the task. Thanks for your comments.

    2. Bea says:

      We as women seem to always put others ahead of us, but know that it’s okay to be selfish with our time and put ourselves first once in awhile. I like that!!!

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