One assertion that seems to have gained worldwide accord is that women tend to be their own enemies, doing everything in their power to pull one another down so the other doesn’t achieve what one wanted to for herself. There is no doubt that some women sabotage themselves for a man’s attention or for some position but this isn’t exclusive to women. Men are not immune to such selfish instincts either.
But gradually, it looks like that women around the globe are working hard to disprove that assertion. Women are standing up for one another and helping themselves maintain the enviable positions they have attained. The 21st century woman is working hard to debunk such perceptions as she has come to realize that it is in her own interest if she helps others join her at the top instead of being the loner up the ladder. For those up there, they know it’s not that rosy on top and hence the need to have a support system to ensure that one’s position is maintained. No one is an island and there comes a time in everyone’s life when one has to seek support from another to take the next step.
This present century has compelled women from all walks of life to shake off all misgivings and petty jealousies and stand for one another in order to recreate society into a world suitable for posterity. The significance of women have been downplayed for so long, being restricted to the four walls of their matrimonial homes, expected to be experts at home management but clueless about matters of corporate nature. But the past few decades have seen women come out from their shells, challenged the status quo, taken the bull by the horns and shown the world what they are made of.
Ama Duncan, the founder of the Fabulous Woman Network helps to recognize and acknowledge women doing amazing things from whatever corner they may find themselves to support themselves and empower others.
Then there is another proud example of Lucy Quist, the Managing Director of Airtel Ghana and the 1st Ghanaian female to head a telecommunication firm as well as an international business leader along with a number of extraordinary women have set up the Executive Women Network to help support women in senior management and executive positions in private organizations. This initiative is an inspiring one, challenging all young ambitious women to believe in themselves to achieve whatever it is that lies on their hearts.
Another inspiring example is that of Claudia K. Lumor, the CEO of Glitz Africa whose works precede her name. She recently held the Ghana Women of the year Awards for the distinguished female personalities defining women of substance and redefining the strengths of womanhood.
Women are turning to each other for support and this is just the beginning of the impact such a support system would do for our individual societies and the world as a whole. Watch out everyone, the girls are indeed running the world!
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© Josephine Amoako 2016