Articles & Advice for Women

Women Empowering Women is centered on the belief that women are stronger when they work together. It’s time to realize that our best resource is each other. None of us have to go through our problems alone. The stronger your network is, the stronger your chance for success.  Through the many resources available on this site, we offer advice for women to help them learn, connect, and succeed.

Below, you’ll find a number of articles on women’s empowerment written by women who persevered and overcame some of the same problems that you may be experiencing in your own life. Our numerous articles on women’s empowerment offer the right advice for women when it’s needed most. Whether you’re looking for career guidance, striving toward financial success, or want to live a healthier life, we’ve got you covered. Our blog is broken down into several sections, and within each one, you’ll find stories, advice, and useful information from other women to help empower you to move forward.

The Hottest Branding Trend of the Year is Also the Worst

By Thierry Brunfaut and Tom Greenwood December 11th, 2018 The worst branding trend of 2018 is the one you probably never noticed. I call it blanding. The main offenders are in tech, where a new army of clones wears a uniform of brand camouflage. The formula is sort of...

10 Reasons Small Companies Fail

By Paul Chaney July 28, 2016 No small company wants to go out of business, yet many do. And the younger the company, the greater the likelihood that it will. According to the SBA Office of Advocacy (PDF), about two-thirds of businesses with employees survive at least...

From Hobby to Sustainable Business – Part 1

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, set up a life you don't need to escape from.” ― Seth Godin If you are passionate about creating a product and business that you know will help other people, then I really believe that it’s your duty to share that with...

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

By Candice Landau  If your hobby is the thing you do with every spare moment you get, should you turn it into a business? Not necessarily. If what you do outside “work” is your true love, then why not consider making it your career too? After all, you probably want to...

50 Insanely Creative And Stunning Packaging Designs

By Caitlin Jordan   Think about your most recent purchase. Why did you purchase that specific brand? Was it an impulse buy, or something you genuinely needed? Now that you’re thinking about it, odds are, you bought it because it was interesting. Yes, you may have...

Earn Customer Trust When You Have Zero Sales

By Ana Gotter July 2nd, 2018 Imagine visiting a new online store for the very first time. You know nothing about the brand, the quality of its products, or commitment to customer satisfaction. Like most shoppers, you’d probably search for reviews from past customers,...

When Self-Help Just Makes Your Life Worse

By Maggie Puniewska December 5th, 2018 It started with the internet. Every time she was online, it seemed like Bénédicte Kinkolo was served up another story about some successful person doing something great: running a business, winning awards, making millions of...

The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

By Sara Levavi-Eilat   Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or...

Why We Buy The Things We Buy

The mysteries of consumer behavior, explained by ice cream and independent bookstores. By David Sax September 11th, 2018 A food trend arrived two summers ago in the neighborhood of Toronto where I live that continues to beguile me for its endurance. In an area with...

How Do You Make Friends As An Adult?

By: Kate Leaver March 28th, 2018 Looking back at your childhood with rose-tinted glasses can trick you into thinking it was easy to make friends as a kid. You shared a biscuit, a puzzle and maybe some germs, and you had a friend for life. But the playground is a harsh...

Finding The Right Activities For Your Children

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again. As we get the backpacks and new crayons ready to go for school, we might also be thinking about extracurricular activities for our children. These programs are a great way to expose children to activities or sports...

How To Stay Safe Online

By Ben Andrews, Matt Hanson, Nate Drake December 4th, 2017 Our online privacy is something we should all care about – in particular, what information we're revealing about ourselves without knowing it. Assuming you're not doing anything illegal, there's nothing...

Women’s Changing Role in Family and The Workplace

One of the main institutions in society is found within the household and is popularly known as “The Family”. It is here, in the family, where the commencement of society takes place. It is amongst this unit that the origin of women’s oppression began with the...

Investing

Investing 101 Part 13: Stock Market Volatility

Volatility Is Scary—but It's Normal   By the end of the day on Monday, the Dow experienced its largest one-day drop ever. The day’s losses were up to around 4.6 percent of the index’s value, which is not insignificant, but also not unheard of: A drop of more than 3...

Investing 101 Part 12: Investing & Market Timing

The timing of entering the stock market and being right is almost always an impossible task. Buying low and selling high is everyone’s goal. This is an impossible goal because many of the variables that influence the direction of markets have nothing to do with the...

Investing 101 Part 11: What Is a Master Limited Partnership?

MLPs offer some investors the ultimate package: tax advantages plus liquidity. There's a world of investment options out there that extends far beyond stocks and bonds. One such example is the master limited partnership. A master limited partnership, or MLP, is a...

Financial Literacy

National And International Credit Card Debt Crisis

By David Lipman October 11th, 2018 Banks around the world largest source of profits is the interest and late fees on their credit card debt issued to customers. This income is in addition to the fee they charge the vendors ranging from 1.5% to 2.5% on every...

Is Your Home a Better Investment Than the Stock Market?

By J.D. Roth July 26th, 2018 This morning, I read a piece at Slate by Felix Salmon called “The Millionaire’s Mortgage”. Salmon’s argument is simple: “Paying off your house is saving for retirement.” Now, I don’t necessarily disagree with this basic premise. I too...

Banking

Banking 101 Part 2: Your Credit Rating

Banking 101 Series - Part 2: Your Credit Rating Throughout your life your credit score follows you around like your shadow. It is one of the most important things in everyone’s life, and ignored by most people. The lack of understanding how your personal credit score...

Banking 101 Part 1: Debit Card, Credit Card, ATM Card Explained

Banking 101 Series – Part 1: Debit Card, Credit Card, ATM Card Explained Differences between debit card, credit card and an ATM card. These are very different and without proper knowledge can cause many headaches and risks to your credit rating. An ATM card is a pin...

Depression Can Start with a Leaky Gut

By Maria Cross MSc April 5th, 2018 It would be foolish to believe that depression can be overcome with a single solution. But for some people, the light at the end of the tunnel shines in a very surprising place. It certainly did for me. Healing my depression came...

Is Boswellia (Indian Frankincense) A “Magical” Remedy?

When conventional medicine is not helping or the side affects of medical treatments are almost as bad as the symptoms of the disease, people are searching for something else. Often it looks like our ancestors had calmer, healthier, happier lives. Can we use their...

How To Leave Toxic Diet Culture Behind And Pursue Actual Health

The real data behind weight loss research points to a radically different approach to healthy living By Ragen Chastain April 26th, 2018 I recently received an e-mail from a blog reader: “My mom passed away last week. She has been on a perpetual diet since before I was...

Everything You Need to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Medical Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Medical Editor: Bhupinder S. Anand, MBBS, MD, DPHIL (OXON)   Have you considered that your digestion problems and stomachache could be related to Irritable bowel syndrome? IBS is a common disorder, affecting an estimated 15%...

10 Powerful Mudras and How to Use Them

By Leo Carver   In the practice of Yoga, you are encouraged to use your body in many ways, but ultimately with the intention of drawing yourself inward. Mudras are powerful tools for accomplishing this. The term mudra applies to the use of hand gestures during...

The Decline of American Motherhood

The share of the U.S. population who are moms is the smallest it’s been in a quarter century. BY LYMAN STONE MAY 13, 2018 FAMILY As the American population grows, so does the number of American moms. But, more than a century after Mother’s Day became an official...

Help Your Kids to Take Care of Their Teeth

Source: http://www.randrdental.com/blog/11-ways-get-kids-take-care-teeth/ Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease found in American children. That’s a shocking statistic because in most cases, tooth decay is preventable. You might think that the state of...

5 Lessons to Jump-start Your Design Career

By Kate Aronowitz December 10th, 2018   In design, we’ve officially moved from a problem of demand to one of supply. Just do a search on LinkedIn and you’ll see there are more than 88,000 job listings for designers. With the influx of design opportunities, it may be...

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

By Katty Kay and Claire Shipman May, 2014 Women made undeniable progress. In the United States, women now earn more college and graduate degrees than men do. We make up half the workforce, and we are closing the gap in middle management. Half a dozen global studies,...

How To Get The Life Of Your Dreams?

By Benjamin P. Hardy August 14th, 2018 “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” — Richard Whately Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. If you don’t...

Understanding Proactivity and Becoming a Proactive Entrepreneur

By Patrick Ewers April 12th, 2018 Here we go again: Another article on proactivity, right? Hold on: This one’s different and it may just be the last you need to read. But I get it: I’m not the first person to stress the importance of being proactive. In fact, it’s...

Top 10 Characteristics of Successful and Creative Women

By Peter Jones 1 Assertiveness If you find yourself backing into requests or questions and/or constantly apologizing for yourself, then you might need to harden your assertiveness quotient. Trade in your inner pussycat for an inner tiger. Just try not to be too...

9 Things That Get Men Promoted At Work But That Hold Women Back

By Lauren Schumacker Dec 18 2018 Most working women are probably already acutely aware that, many times, their male colleagues make more money than they do, get better and more challenging projects and assignments, and get promoted more quickly. Part of the reason why...

Being Woman – Part 11: “I’m from heaven”

Usually I don’t think of myself as an immigrant. I guess like most people I read about immigrants in newspapers, I notice them in the streets, I look at them as “others”. In reality, I am one of them, I am the “other”. I have been living in the country that I call my...

Being Woman – Part 10: Being The Central Figure Of My Life

It might sound weird but I’m trying to become the central figure of my life. To be here… and now… It can be a long journey. Couple years ago I had no idea where to start… I started with a simple exercise: I took a piece of paper, set the timer for 10 minutes, and...

Being Woman – Part 9: Letter To The Future 

Dear Love of My Life, I haven’t met you yet, but hopefully one day we will meet. I will be fine if you don’t show up in my life. I know I will. At least, I want to believe of your existence. I hope you will come, I’m just not ready yet… I need time to get a clearer...

Being Woman – Part 8: Letter To My Past

Dear Mr. Ex, There are days when I think that you are and will probably be the most important man in my life. There are days when I don’t give a shit about you and there are days when I want to smash your disgusting face... There are days when I would like you to...

Being Woman – Part 7: Emptiness

There are days when I feel like something is broken inside me, like I lack some kind of important organ, or cell, or one spiral of nerve in my head. It is like putting a huge puzzle of 3,000 pieces and at the end realizing that one piece is missing. You have been...

Being Woman – Part 5: The day I became a mother

I should probably call it a “night” rather than a day; even though it is a long process that takes 9 months. However, the night that I became a mother was the scariest, loneliest night in my entire life… My baby was supposed to see this world in the beginning of...

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