6 Ways to Support Another Woman
by Yolanda Shoshana
Every Thursday, I have been glued to the hit television
show, 'The Apprentice". It is drama at it's
finest, except there is something that is painful
for me to watch as a woman. When the show began
the women dominated and worked together as a team.
As time progressed the women slowly but quickly
began to rip each other apart and then... there
were none, leaving two men standing for the high
profile position to work for Donald Trump. The "catfights"
between the women have continued and are clearly
evident as they make media rounds. Meanwhile, Kwame
and Troy had a small show down only to be followed
with words of loyalty and strong hugs and handshakes.
When will women learn to stick together through
the good, bad, and the ugly?
6 Ways to Support Another Woman:
1) Don't hate the player, hate the game. Women tend
to get very competitive in looks, love, and career.
Stop the "catfight". Focusing on your
goal will get you further, than focusing hostility
on another woman who you deem as competition. Maybe
just maybe, it is the situation that you are angry
with and not the person. 2) Stop calling other women
by derogatory words. Does calling another woman
a bitch do anything to help the situation? Remember
where words like bitch, cunt, and whore come from.
Stop using them as weapons against other women.
Using harmful word give them life and the words
keep coming back to YOU either physically or mentally.
3) Send at least 3 women words of encouragement
each day. By doing this you will make someone's
day. Paying it forward, has a high value of return.
4) Become a mentor. Find a younger woman or even
a peer to share your wisdom with. Give of yourself
and uplift another woman. It is a great feeling
to know that you have assisted in someone's success.
5) Refer women in your network to each other. When
someone calls you for a referral, start with the
names of women in your network. When you refer fabulous
women to each other, you also come out shining!
Build the "old girls network!"
6) Keep it real. Stop the gossip and the back stabbing.
Do not burn bridges. One of the best quotes I have
heard recently is " do not step on someone
else's toes, you never know if they will be connected
to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow". Be real
by any means necessary, even if you do not agree.
About The Author
Yolanda Shoshana (Shoshi) is a life strategist,
consultant, speaker, and artist. Shoshi is an expert
woman booster and founder of, Center of Female Empowerment(sm),
a learning center launching in 2005 that uses multidisciplinary
avenues to help master their lives. She also writes
a titillating column for & about women, Shoshi
Says. For more information: www.yolandashoshana.com