As powerful women, it’s easy to look up to others who may be in the same shoes as us, and want to emulate their success. But I encourage you to create our own path instead — one that’s based on your individual values and beliefs.
It’s so important that we recognize the power of living life according to our own code of ethics because when we do this, we become true leaders who are confident in the decisions we make. When you live your values you stay true to yourself despite any external pressures or expectations put on you; this allows you to use your energy for creating solutions rather than trying to conform yourself into a pre-defined mold of what a successful person looks like.
That said, it is especially important that as powerful women, we commit ourselves not only to living our own values but also advocating for those whose voices have been marginalized and overlooked. By creating a space where diverse backgrounds and identities can be embraced in all levels of leadership, we can create a more inclusive environment for all.
Living our values also means paying extra attention when it comes time to decide which opportunities align with our vision and goals — whether that includes taking on new projects or passing them onto someone else who could benefit from it more. We should strive each day towards making life-altering decisions that will not only benefit ourselves but also leave an impact on our community as well.
At the end of the day, being a woman in power is about more than numbers; it’s about having the right tools in place so that we can lead by example, inspire change, and truly become the platform for progress.