5 Ways Women Can Actively Support
One Another In Business
Women in business are doing amazing things, and by building each other up, we can create an engaging atmosphere for success and positivity.
Here are five ways that women in business can actively support each other:
Maybe you remember a mentor who inspired you and helped shape your outlook on life. Mentors can play an important role in both professional and personal development, so take every chance you get to be that guiding person for others.
Starting a peer group is a great way to foster a sense of support and positivity, whether it’s at your company or a community group. You can make the peer group a place where women can talk about their professional experiences in general, or you can create a more targeted focus for the group, like one that discusses women’s career development in technology or another industry.
“Collaboration is a wonderful form of support.”
Collaboration is a wonderful form of support, and the best ideas can become even better when they’re shared. Seek out opportunities to work together and swap ideas with others – and when you find them, embrace them!
Everyone appreciates hearing when a job is done well. Recognize others for the amazing work they do with a handwritten thank you note. You could also grab a coffee or get lunch together as a way of showing your appreciation. The small things should be recognized just as much as the big things, too – a few kind words can make someone’s day and inspire them to keep doing their best work.
Another idea is to offer your skills and knowledge to help other women in business. For example, if your expertise is web development, you could help a startup with their new website. Sharing your time and abilities to help others is an immensely rewarding way of paying it forward – and maybe a co-worker or friend has skills she could help you with, too.
Support women-led projects and businesses. From movies and music to clothing retailers and startups. Initiatives like Women Owned and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) are great ways to find opportunities to help fuel the economic growth and facilitate the development of women-owned businesses.
There are many ways that women can support one another in business – these are just a few ideas. Put them into action today and start building a positive environment for success.