Help Us Rewrite the Narrative on Women and Power!
We know it and now the research shows it. Women have – within themselves personally and as a demographic – tremendous power and influence to shape and change their world – whether it’s in a corporate, entrepreneurial, government, nonprofit or personal context. This is The Woman Effect! Yes, many women still struggle to access a clear understanding of their power because the prevailing cultural narrative on power, gender (“masculine” and “feminine”), leadership and success often don’t even recognize, or actively devalue, what women bring to the table. An ironic result of this is that much of the current women’s empowerment literature – developed by people genuinely trying to help professional women succeed – actually does the opposite and perpetuates our feelings of powerlessness.
For example, articles and research that continually points out the pay gap (which is important to note as one of many statistics and dynamics indicative of women attaining an appropriate share of leadership positions and feeling valued for their contributions) often perpetuates the perception of a “prevailing cultural truth” that women are not valued as highly as men. Actually, virtually all research that compares men and women – whether positive or negative – only reinforces the difference between them – as though one is good and the other bad – when in fact men and women both must learn to access and use their masculine and feminine leadership abilities more fully to provide the greatest value and reap the greatest rewards.
The Facts are the Facts – How We Talk About Them Matters
Changing the narrative will be a challenging and rewarding task because the new narrative – the InPower Women’s Narrative – will be defined by it’s result: the reader will always feel more empowered when reading our new narrative. Those who visit our site will feel more powerful when they leave than when they arrived.
If you’d like to help us create this new narrative, we welcome blog posts in all our categories:
- Leadership (view current posts in this category)
- Career Coaching (view current posts in this category)
- Philanthropy (view current posts in this category)
- Interviews (view current posts in this category)
- Research (view current posts in this category)
- The Woman Effect (view current posts in this category)
- Today’s News (view current posts in this category)
- Across Generations (view current posts in this category)
What We’re Looking For
- Posts/articles that speak directly to high-achieving corporate and entrepreneurial women.
- Posts/articles that give useful advice and career tips for climbing the corporate ladder and/or breaking through the glass ceiling.
- Cross generational posts/articles that speak to business culture for GenX, GenY, Millennials, etc and create cross-generational dialogue from a business perspective.
- Commentary posts/articles regarding corporate business culture, culture gender trends, women in business & leadership, business research findings, etc.
- Posts/articles that speak to a woman’s sense of personal power in regards to workplace culture & work-life balance.
- Posts/articles that provide entrepreneurial insights to the challenges women face in building their own business.
Posts must be between 500-1000 words. Any pictures or graphics you submit must be available for our use (i.e., you own the rights and give them to us or they are Creative Commons licensed). You may submit a complete post or a blog idea below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
NOTE: If you are proposing a sponsored commercial post, it still must meet our guidelines and we will charge you a $100 fee via credit card or paypal for posting and promoting it.