Many women are all about feminism and women rule. “But this only goes as far as sharing a Facebook post, a quote and just mere words. Words not followed by action are useless and don’t mean a thing,” mentions Lisa Capre, Managing Director of CapreLife Global. It’s such a powerful thing in our day and time that women have risen higher and have the ability to recognize what they deserve. “We’ve had marches, strikes, equal pay day and various events that have put forth the idea that women will fight back and we have,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. So what can you do, instead of watching from the sidelines and nod your head? What can be done to show that we’re serious and especially in the workplace how can we acknowledge each other’s presence and empower each other while staying competitive?
CapreLife Global knows that there are various ways to show and empower women in the workplace. It starts one step at a time, and we’ve gathered 3 for you try out next time you meet your fellow female colleague!
- Look at women as human beings. When you see a man and woman, there are distinct differences but stop thinking of each other as different genders. See each as they are, human. “A common thing I’ve noticed among many people is that they tend to call out people by mentioning their gender. It doesn’t matter if your MD is a male or female, it matters that they are human, so treat them that way and remove the gender aspect. It’ll instantly give respect,” mentions Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
- Shake hands. Many women, do not shake each other’s hands. That needs to change when you meet a fellow female make sure you introduce yourself next time and shake their hand! It’ll make a difference, we know it. Entrepnerur.com write, “This may sound trivial, but impressions are formed on both sides in a greeting and perception becomes a reality. If you are acting like or treated like a delicate flower in your shake, that sets the tone for what follows.”
- Appreciate and boost each other. “Many times people, in general, don’t give proper recognition, acknowledging each other’s success as a woman is truly empowering. It makes unity a real thing and shows that you are not alone and others are happy that you’re doing well,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. Capre makes sure to do this with her business partners and ensures everyone is rising above themselves and helping each other along the way. That’s how you reach empowerment.