Sisterhood Matters - Celebrate Women on IWD

March is international women’s month and a good time to check in with the women in our lives, ourselves included. Here are some easy ways you can do exactly that to celebrate women and sisterhood:

Say thank you: Have you lost touch with a woman who greatly impacted or influenced you? Does she still inspire you even though you’re no longer in daily contact? Let her know! Reach out and say thanks for the role she has played in making you the woman you are. Celebrate women; there’s nothing more powerful than acknowledging the contributions of others.

Support each other’s initiatives: Women tend to be great at multitasking and if you’re like most Ghanaian women today, you’re probably involved in numerous activities. That said, wearing multiple hats can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially if you feel like you’re in it alone. That’s why it’s very important for women to celebrate women, to support one other, stand together and say, “I see you, I get you, and together, we can”. Whether in cash or kind, by spreading the word, making a referral or giving a pat on the back, simply take a moment to show your enterprising sisters that they’re doing a good job.

Reach out, build bridges: As with most relationships, sisterhood has its ups and downs. Sometimes, the walks in the valley take a lot longer than expected. In such cases, a breather or break from each other might be necessary, but unless you feel like you’ve outgrown each other, don’t let it go on for long. Women’s month is an excellent time to reach, reconnect and rebuild those bridges. Say sorry and move on hand in hand.

Share stories and celebrate each other: Storytelling is a powerful medium for celebrating women. It could be a personal experience or one that you’ve heard or come across. If you found it insightful or inspiring, chances are another woman will too. So don’t just hit the ‘like’ or ‘love’ button online. Click share, and help send those powerful stories far. You never know which stories might come back to you just when you need it.

 

This International Women’s Month, we invite you to  join us in celebrating sisterhood and recognizing phenomenal women (like yourself) with our second annual #SisterhoodMatters campaign! It’s super easy, fun, and meaningful. Here’s how to participate:

1. Find a photo of yourself and a woman in your life who supports, has impacted or inspires you

2. Share the photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with a message about why you are celebrating her or even how she supports or inspires you. Make sure to include the hashtag #SisterhoodMatters in your post.

3. Repeat as many times as you like to make the women in your life feel extra special throughout March!

4. Invite other women to join in and have fun!

Author

Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.

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