Hello blog buddies! I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed this new blogging adventure and appreciate your visits and comments. Thank you for all the encouragement…which is actually the topic I want to discuss today. What makes you feel encouraged? Empowered? Confident? If you’re familiar with Katydid, you probably know that at the core of our mission is helping women feel confident and empowered.
It’s not often that you come across an organization that so perfectly represents what’s on your own heart, but this is what I’ve found in Dress for Success, an organization with whom I proudly partner in Dallas. A lack of professional attire can keep smart, talented women from gaining or keeping employment, and DFS meets this need in communities across the country by providing interview suits, career development tools and a support network. These stepping stones make a real difference in a woman’s ability to gain self-sufficiency. As a female entrepreneur, I am so inspired by the work of DFS.
While I would encourage everyone to partner with this tremendous organization in your own community, it’s only one of many ways we can be a source of empowerment for other women. Maybe it’s mentoring a young woman in your neighborhood or a timely word of encouragement to the new co-worker down the hall. Think about how an hour of your time or simply a kind word or small donation can change someone’s life…talk about feeling empowered!
Tell me…how are you giving back or empowering others? Any examples of how someone’s encouragement or support has made a difference to you in a time of need?