We all screamed the word at the top of our lungs. I look at the hundreds of women surrounding me. Some a bit bashful, others unapologetically bold.
“Come on!” Vagisil CEO, Keech Combe-Shetty, prompted us from the BlogHer 17 stage.
“Vagina! We all came from them, half of us have them and the other half spends most of their lives trying to get back in them.”
Being a woman in this world remains challenging.
According to the World Economic Forum, the United States of America comes in at #45 in terms of gender equality. 44 countries outperform us! What is up with the number 45 cursing American society within the past couple of years?
Although this is the sad truth, there are plenty of women kicking ass out there. Going to BlogHer 17 allowed me to actively witness that.
The incomparable Serena Williams, who was also a keynote speaker at the event, made a very good point. She explained how often times women are stereotyped as deceiving and bitchy, but in many ways we look out for each other.
I was sent to BlogHer 17 by an outstanding organization that instills the virtue of looking out for your fellow sisters. Girl Scouts, in many ways, shaped my character and built my confidence. They've supported me and have given me a myriad of tools to go after my dreams and greatest ambitions.
It is so important to know that the possibilities for success are endless, but they can only truly be obtained when you in turn help others discover their dreams and greatest ambitions.
Girl Scouts does this, BlogHer does this and each of us have the capability to do it.
The only way the gender gap will close is if we stick together, support each other and motivate one another to not only follow our goals and dreams, but to full-heartedly pursue it.
Don't look at being a woman as a downfall, but rather as an opportunity to obtain an unparagoned character. A character powerful enough to withstand adversity and discrimination, but warm enough to nurture and harvest the good in others.
So just as we should never be ashamed to say the word “vagina”, we should never be ashamed to empower the women within our society.
How has someone empowered you?
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