Support Women in Business

 

Many of us are familiar with Madeline Albright’s quote, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Girl Friend Friday is about keeping women in the forefront of your mind, not only when it comes to doing business, but when it comes to lending a helping hand as well.

According to the Eleanor Foundation, there are 10 million single working mothers in the U.S., so please, let’s do what we can to help because it is the strength of the woman that sustains us all.

A post from my blogging friend
in Australia, Megan Bayliss, got me to thinking about how I could further help women connect through print and social media as well as promote supporting them in business and life in general … she writes…

Today is ‘Support my Girl Friend’ day. I woke up today and decided that women supporting women makes so much sense, women understand women, how come I don’t do it enough? While I support over coffee, in conversation or in commitment to women’s issues, my reflections of real time, live, business support of my women friends does appear to be lacking. Shame on me but thank goodness I can rectify that!

Networking and ground level marketing are skills of mine. Just as I use my blog as citizen journalism, so too do I use my skills for citizen marketing. I support my girl friend’s amazingly helpful accommodation business by writing about her, Women in Business in Cairns: Brenda Campbell of FNQ Apartments, but is that enough? No, so today I have Stumbled her, Tweeted her, Face Booked her and damn it, when I go for coffee, I am going to leave her pamphlet on the table for the next person to discover. To read Megan’s entire post, click here …

This is my first Girl Friend Friday post, but it won’t be the last. Ladies, let’s join hands, hearts and minds and also remember to open our wallets to support women in business and make life a little easier for each other.

~ Jacqueline

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  1. Megan from Australia
    2010-04-23
    08:53:07

    OMG! FANTASTIC. See what two women can do by chance - they join hands and build strength for ALL women.

    Jacqueline, you are AMAZING. You are a hero.

    I have stumbled this post and I hope every other female visitor does as well.

    Mxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

     
  2. PYNTK
    2010-04-23
    12:17:57

    Hello Megan,
    Yes! This IS exciting. I think I commented on one of Mama ASID's (http://pod313.com) posts on International Women's Day that I'd blog more about women, but I didn't know I'd be on this track. Let's keep it moving and ask others to participate. :-)

    Thank you for the additional publicity. I appreciate it.

     
  3. Dori
    2010-04-24
    14:38:15

    This is wonderful! I love it when we can stand together. :-)

     
  4. PYNTK
    2010-04-24
    21:01:40

    Hello Dori,
    As you already know, it doesn't take many people to make a positive impact. :-)

     
  5. TR
    2011-09-07
    15:27:23

    Your Girl Friend Friday post is a wonderful idea. We are born female, but living fruitful lives and helping others makes us great women. As one of Atlanta's newest writers, I totally agree about the awesomeness of women helping other women, together we are a mighty force.

    TR Johnson, Founder
    The 8 Snippets, llc Phenomenon

     
 

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