Self-empowerment begins today.
History and reality tell us that women have always been considered the weaker sex. It is not true in any account. Yes, we believe that it is not. Yet, we live in a society that tells us otherwise. It is time to shatter that prejudice. Women can do what men can, and be at par with their performance, if not better. By saying that, we mean no disrespect to men, we simply acknowledge the strength of women.
Just because one is a woman does not mean that her options are limited and that she cannot do whatever she pleases to be able to reach her dreams and aspirations in life. There are no limitations but our culture invented it and we are forced to live in it.
Women of the 21st century, open your eyes and be strong willed. Be independent. You can do whatever you set your mind to, and you can make a difference in this world. Empower yourself! Do not allow anybody to make you think otherwise. You are strong and able. You the intellect and the capacity to do what you want. Wake up and conquer the world, make it brighter, happier and better!
Read the power speech by Reese Witherspoon and there is no doubt that you would be inspired to carve your own path, too!
Reese Witherspoon’s Moving Speech at Glamour’s 2015 Women of the Year Awards: “Like Elle Woods, I Do Not Like to be Underestimated.”
Reese Witherspoon: I was 14 years old when I learned that I love acting, and I still do. Every woman I’ve ever played is passionate and strong and flawed, except for Tracy Flick. She’s 100% perfect, but she made me say that. But I also learned at 14 years old that I was ambitious. Really ambitious. Did I say that out loud? Let’s talk about ambition.
…I had this male college counselor, and he said, “Don’t even bother applying to Stanford, sweetie. Your SAT scores aren’t good enough.” But I did it anyway, and I got in. (But it wasn’t because of my SAT scores!)
I think we are in a culture crisis in every field. In every industry, women are underrepresented and underpaid in leadership positions. Under 5 percent of CEOs of fortune 500 companies are women. Only 19 percent of Congress is women…I urge each one of you to ask yourselves: What do we do now?…Because I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It’s just believing in yourself and your abilities. Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change.
–by Anna Moeslein
To read the full speech, go to Glamour.com.