Diversity as a source of competitive advantage has long been a strong belief of mine, and I could always tell if it was a belief of the corporate partners I was visiting. I would always see if I could feel the “Empowered Woman Factor.” If it was alive and well, the company would thrive.
Over the years, in many instances, I was the only female in meetings. This changed significantly during my 20 years working in corporate America, and I was so happy it did. Why? Because I had the “Empowered Woman Factor.”
You may ask—What is this phenomenon? Let me explain.
The “Empowered Woman Factor” is a mindset. You can tell when a woman has it and when she does not The “Empowered Woman Factor” gives life to the individual and power to an organization. It is nirvana! There are characteristics of a woman who has the factor.
By the way, when two or more women come together and they both have the “Empowered Woman Factor,” there is a special multiplier effect that is unleashed. 1+1=1,000, not 2. The positive ripple effect of a culture with women who “get it,” is exponential and everlasting. Here are some characteristics of females who have the “Empowered Woman Factor:”
She knows collaboration, not competition, must be her mode of operation.
She is comfortable in her own skin.
She looks for and acknowledges the “good” in other females.
She is not afraid to compliment and provide support to other females.
She does not use “mean girl” tactics to incite fear in colleagues or subordinates.
She knows helping or elevating another female does not diminish her value in any manner.
She is neither consumed with nor proud of being “the only one.”
She works diligently to establish a pipeline of talent so that the legacy of female leadership is not broken.
She does not buy into “It’s lonely at the top.”
She does not isolate herself.
She knows when one female wins, all females win.
Environments that foster the continued development of the “Empowered Woman Factor” will win in the marketplace. When sisterhood in the workplace is a way of life, profitability and productivity are positively impacted.
When people are able to remove their masks, be vulnerable, open, honest and have trusting relationships with each other, the product that is delivered to customers and consumers is steeped in high quality and rooted in excellence.
Take a moment to consider your current work environment. Do you know women who have the “Empowered Woman Factor?” Can you feel it?
“The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To Love Your Sister”
Our world needs a resolution…Of Love….Our world needs a revolution…Of Love…Our world needs The Sister Accord: 51 Ways to Love Your Sister©.
This beautiful and engaging book is the product of the vision and life purpose of Sonia Jackson Myles — daughter, mother, sister, friend, corporate executive, mentor, and author of The Sister Accord, The Promise That Will Transform Your Life!™
The Sister Accord is a resolution for girls and women to inspire them to have positive, loving relationships with each other. The principles of The Sister Accord have been woven into the fabric of the “51 Ways To Love Your Sister” to give girls and women tangible tools and methods for establishing strong relationships with each other. Additionally, Sonia has used the power of imagery to bring the ways to life in a manner that will connect with girls and women from every part of the world. Celebrity sisters, such as Mikki Taylor, Tasha Smith, Tatyana Ali, Hoda Kotb, and many other amazing, highly successful women share their insights on the importance of Sisterhood.