This week we find out:
- Tara Sophia Mohr’s interpretation of “purpose of life”
- What are the 4 women’s issues that haven’t changed since 1911
- How to unlearn in order to accept your feminine power
- Why in order to succeed women need more ambition
At the end of this post, we encourage you to join us for a conversation. This week’s Juicy Bites question for you, dear emerging women, is:
1. Debunking the Whole “Life Purpose” Thing via Tara Sophia Mohr Wise Living
Tara Sophia Mohr believes that the traditional “life purpose” that each of us is searching for with angst, can actually be something that we don’t even acknowledge in our lives. In this blog post Tara also offers a short practice of how you can connect with your true purpose every morning.
“Here’s the truth: Your purpose is to bring more love to this earth. It is to heal where there is brokenness. It is to bring light where there is darkness. It is to restore sanity where insanity reigns, kindness where fear has taken over.”
2. Four Women’s Issues That Haven’t Changed Since 1911 via Huff Post Women
Over 100 years ago, radical writer and activist Emma Goldman penned the essay “The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation.” Goldman explored issues of equal pay, the tension between family life and home life, and the obstacles that inhibit true gender equality. Many of the issues Goldman fought for feel nearly as relevant now as they must have then. Here are 4 of them:
1. Men dominate many of the most esteemed professional fields — and get paid more for their work.
2. Work stress disproportionately impacts women.
3. The “freedom” the workplace supposedly offers women sometimes doesn’t feel so free at all.
4. Women are doubling up on work at home and outside of the home.
3. Unlearning to find your way via Role Models Wanted
I had the great pleasure to be interviewed by Jenn Aubert, an entrepreneur, acupuncturist, business mindset coach, and writer. Her mission is to help women entrepreneurs get out of their own way so that they can live big. She helps female entrepreneurs bust through limiting beliefs, fears and self-doubts so that they can build and grow successful businesses.
In this interview we talk about the road to accepting your feminine power, and learning how to incorporate more feminine leadership qualities into your professional life; how to achieve true connection, collaboration and how to allow yourself to be vulnerable.
4. Women Need More Than Confidence to Succeed, They Need Ambition via Huff Post Women
More than 70 percent of high school valedictorians in 2012 were women and it’s a well known fact that for decades, more female students than male students have graduated from college. Later on numbers drop dramatically for women: to 37 percent for mid-managers, and even lower, to 26 percent, for vice presidents and up. Women head slightly more than 4 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Continue Reading…
Dr. Peggy Drexler explains:
“Could bias, in fact, happen not only from the top down but also the inside out?It can. Persistent bias felt or perceived at any point in a woman’s career can erode her own ambition by causing her to feel less confident about her skills and abilities. She then strives for less. She doesn’t get the promotion or the raise not because it’s given to a man, or because she somehow doesn’t measure up, but because she’s voluntarily taken herself out of the running. It’s not confidence or ability that women are lacking, but ambition they’ve lost–or let go of–along the way.”
This week’s Juicy Bites question for you, dear emerging women is:
“How would describe, in one word, feminine power?”
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