Women have come a long way: from being confined to their homes and doing domestic chores to stepping out in the public and professional realm while simultaneously juggling family matters. Whether we’re talking about agricultural fields, corporate offices, war grounds, and even outer space, females have worked almost everywhere! Unfortunately, despite their growing majority, the female workforce is still being paid less compared to their male counterparts and are not considered for leadership roles.
If you are wondering about how to live in this seemingly unfair world, check out these amazing pieces of advice from smart women.
1. Brene Brown On Vulnerability
A woman’s vulnerability is seen as her disadvantage, even though it is an extremely important and effective trait. When you are able to understand and identify both your own and others people’s emotions, you can easily identify factors that trigger them. Brene Brown, an American researcher, professor, and author, said that vulnerability leads to innovation, change, and creativity.
2. Sarah Jones On The Merit Of Success
Generally, women are told that they are successful if they have some zeroes in the bank, own a house, drive the latest car, and so on. However, how should we define success? This question can be quite difficult to answer since the concept of success can be subjective. Play-writer and performer Sarah Jones beautifully explains that the only success indicator women should take into account is their happiness. If she is happy with where, what, and how she is, then she is a successful woman.
3. Michelle Obama On The Importance Of Giving Advice
After years of struggle and hard work, you will eventually achieve your goals. Never close your doors to anyone and always remember that there is a young girl, just like you once were, who is struggling to break through. Michelle Obama said that you will have to reciprocate: provide the help and opportunities for other just the way you received when you wereaspiring for success. This is the beauty of growth; you not only succeed but you also make sure that whoever is behind you succeeds too.
Here's to strong and successful women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them!