I remember seeing this quote on Instagram a little while ago: “Empowered women empower women.”  That came to mind when I sat down to write this post.  Women’s History month is all about women who felt empowered to make a change and create something better for themselves and other women.  This led to more women taking a page from their books and doing the same.  

The more we help each other the better things will be for all of us. It’s about community and helping others reach higher. As March rolls on and we continue to celebrate Women’s History, I wanted to suggest different ways to celebrate women.

Start a book club with your girls.

In last week’s post, I gave you the names of ten awesome female authors to check out.  How about picking a book written by one of these authors to start a book club? It could be a virtual meet-up or at a friend’s house.   You could also discuss some fun or interesting facts you’ve learned about Women’s History. For example: did you know the first novel was written by a woman in Japan around AD 1000?

To help get the convo flowing, drinks are always a good idea.

Support women-owned small businesses.

Forbes.com predicted that 2016 would be the year for women-owned businesses. This prediction is supported by an article from American Express which says women-owned businesses now number approximately 11.3 million.  

With that many women-owned businesses, I’m sure you can find a few to support.  If not, check out my previous post where I gave you a Girl boss Valentine’s gift guide for a few suggestions to get you started.

Support a cause that supports women

Whether it’s Breast Cancer Awareness or Days for Girls, find a cause that speaks to you and help make life a little better for another woman or girl and their families.  Entrepenuer.com lists 10 non-profit organizations, that were founded by women, to help other women and children.  

Throw a tea party and dress up like your fave female icon.

When I was a kid, we used to throw tea parties to raise money for our school. I figure tea parties would be so much cooler as an adult, especially since you can serve alcohol :). But to make it even more fun, how about dressing up as one of your female role models? Get fancy and make it an event to remember.  

You can join a march, support a cause or just let your voice be heard on a platform you have available to you.  Find a way this month to celebrate what the women before us have done and encourage and support others. Let me know how you are commemorating Women’s History Month. Hit me up in the comments. Pics are welcome too :).

 

Author: Renee Desuza

Renee DeSuza is the freelance writer and virtual assistant behind DeSuza & Co. She works with savvy bloggers and boss ladies who need help with their businesses. Outside of her business, Renee spends time with her son or catching up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

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