Often the first step in making a difference in this world begins with finding the courage to give life to a voice; to both hear and be heard.
Far too often, we sit idly on the sidelines of life, wishing for things to be ‘different’. Sometimes we buy into the belief that it’s someone else’s job to fix what’s broken or believe we are too small to make a difference. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! Each of us has within us a gift, talent, purpose or passion to share with the world. Each of us has within us a voice, that when raised in defense of what we believe in; when united with others who share our core values; can create a ripple effect far bigger that has the potential to create real and lasting change.
I’m curious to know…
What change do you wish to see in the world? What causes are you most passionate about? What small step can you take today to get involved? Remember: big change begins with little steps, and global impact starts with local engagement.
[Editor’s Note: If you’re passionate about women’s economic empowerment and the impact it has made in your own life, consider sharing your story with EmpowerWomen.org’s #iamwoman campaign or register on the platform to connect, engage and learn with others from around the world. There’s a plethora of resources and multiple ways to get involved! If you have a heart for the personal development side of women and girls’ empowerment and believe in the value of developing future leaders from the inside out, check out the Global Girls Project and consider lending your own voice and story to the project. Collectively, we believe in the power of stories to inspire, engage, educate and advance big ideas and we’d love to hear from you!]
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