When it comes to empowerment, it all starts with how we all treat each other and there definitely shouldn’t be room for competition.

Who runs the world? #Girls.



I can spot a strong woman a mile away. I am not talking about physical appearance. I am talking about mental strength. They’re the women you’ll see building each other up instead of tearing each other down.They’re fierce, they’re determined and above all they’re kind. There isn’t any competition with them, because they realise there’s no need to compete. They view other women as confidants, inspirations and role models, just how it should be.

When it comes to women’s empowerment. It all starts with how we all treat each other. Who runs the world? #Girls.

I am a very competitive person. But, when it comes down to seeing other women succeed in what they do, that’s where my competitive personality ends. My entire outlook has changed since high-school, where the culture of jealousy, criticism and comparison is harvested. Let’s face it, we’ve all been Regina George on more than one occasion.

Changing my mindset has had such a profound effect on my life. I am so much happier and at ease with myself now, because empowering others also empowers us.

I now look up to women kicking their career goals every single day. They are smart, powerful, beautiful women that should all be congratulated for taking the chance and trying to make their dreams and passions a reality, not criticised / denounced because of your own self-esteem issues. Taking a chance on yourself isn’t easy, so make sure you empower them. Remember: these women are not your competition, they are your source of encouragement.

Today I am sharing a friend of mines label: Sant Elia. Stephanie has been working so hard over the last year to bring to life a label and brand she is so passionate about. It’s so great seeing her go from strength to strength – her dedication is second to none.The dress in today’s post is one of her designs and it is incredible!!

In closing, I hope you all kickass, succeed, and be happy. And remember it’s so easy to empower each other. The first step forward to changing the way you think towards others is curbing your ego. Then you can start being happy for people, and praising them on their accomplishments, instead of criticising and being cynical toward them.

The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” ~ Serena Williams



What do you think? Let me know in the comment section! I love hearing your thoughts!!



Author: Ally Carey

Hi, I am Ally, a writer and creative at Substance. I have worked in the fashion industry for 6+ years as a model and now on Substance. Substance is a lifestyle blog about fashion, beauty, health and self-improvement; hoping to inspire you to live a life filled with Substance. For more: @AllyMayCarey

8 thoughts on “Why Women Should Be The Source Of Encouragement, Not Competition.”

  1. This. Is. Brilliant. You put into words something so important to the success of womanhood and I’m sharing this with all of my friends so they may be enlightened and encouraged by your insight.

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