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10 ways you can #SupportSisterhood this holiday season

November 29, 2021


This is a time of year when everyone seems to be in an especially giving mood, so I thought it would be great to share some of the ways we can all #SupportSisterhood and help our fellow ladies out this season! And, to keep things well rounded, I included things you can do individually and as small business owners/content creators.

1. Buy from women owned small businesses! There are tons of awesome small businesses owned by women and minority women in your local communities and online. Whether you’re hunting for Christmas gifts, holiday decorations, or greeting cards, don’t forget to show support for the little businesses.

2. Hire a local, female freelancer. Need photos for your holiday card? Looking for someone to cater your office party? Or maybe you want some one-of-a-kind invitations for your upcoming Christmas dinner? Ask around, do a little research, and check out what the local ladies have to offer! I’m willing to bet there are lots of hidden gems in your area.

3. Donate to an organization or charity that helps women in need. It doesn’t have to be a big donation either, every penny counts!

4. Hire a female freelancer to create exclusive holiday content, products, or giveaways for your small business or platform. This is a great time of year to spend a little extra effort and money on the materials you’re putting out, so why not hire someone with a fun and/or unique style to add some extra umph.

5. Plan a team outing to volunteer with a group that helps women in need. Check out what local groups and organizations need a little extra help this year and get your whole team involved! The more the merrier, right?

6. Tip your waitresses and services workers extra well! This might not seem like a big deal, but it definitely is. Take it from someone who used to work as a barista, those tips add up and can make a big difference in someone’s income for the month.

7. Use your platform to highlight awesome women in your communities and industries. Are there women out there that you really admire, or feel are underappreciated? Maybe there are local entrepreneurs or ladies you collaborate with who deserve a bit of time in the spotlight? Show your appreciation and/or admiration by writing a blog post about them, collaborating with them to create a holiday exclusive for your shop, sharing an appreciation post for them on social media, etc.

Make sure that when you highlight these women that it is easy for your audience to find their social media accounts and websites. You don’t want to tell your audience about these awesome ladies and then give them no way to learn more or follow up.

8. Simply be kind to the women around you. Start up a friendly conversation while you wait in line. Ask the cashier how she’s doing while she’s ringing up your groceries. Hold the door open for the woman walking in behind you. Share words of encouragement with another lady at the gym putting in the work. Again, a little goes a long way.

9. Hire a local lady to do a workshop in your office. Everyone is crazy busy this time of year so taking a half day to do a fun workshop with your team is a great way to not only support a local, but to lift moral!

10. Take time to check in with the women in your life. Things can be super stressful and crazy this time of year, especially since a lot of women are still being affected by the pandemic. Reach out to your moms, sisters, grandmothers, nieces, cousins, neighbors, friends, and coworkers—ask them how they’re doing, make sure they’re in a good head space, and maybe even make plans to see each other if possible. I personal love coffee dates because it’s a chance for us to just take a moment to relax and chat about the things on our minds.

 

Don’t forget about minority women! When you’re looking for small businesses to support or organizations to donate to/volunteer with, consider businesses/groups owned by and that help women of color, those with disabilities, and ladies apart of the LGBTQ community!