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Everyone wants to feel more empowered, but not everyone knows how to be empowered. At Future Female Leaders we aim to promote positivity in politics and female empowerment. Women have to take a hold of their own lives and work to be who they want to be. The power to live a life of strength, poise and confidence is in your hands. Here are 5 secrets that empowered women know that make them the type of women we look up to and aspire to be.

1) Empowered women keep on learning

Taking the time to increase your knowledge is one of the most empowering things that you can do. Learning history about your country, digging deeper into an interesting topic, or even just learning how to cook a new meal are all incredibly important to empowered women. Educate yourself in any way that you can. Taking the initiative to read a new book, learn a new task, and invest in your mind is so imperative to an empowered woman. 

2) Empowered women are independent

It is such a great feeling knowing that it does not matter if you are single or not. Empowered women do not always have to have a man to compensate for anything they feel like they are missing. Have you ever just gone to a restaurant on your own or grabbed coffee with yourself? It is such a freeing and beautiful feeling to know that you do not need to rely on anyone else. Enjoying alone time energizes the soul in so many ways that you may not even realize at first. While you spend time alone, you gain new confidence and get to know yourself better.

3) Empowered women build strong friendships

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back” There is so much truth in this statement. Empowered women know the importance of having girls that support you and all of your dreams. Empowered women make connections and build friendships with other women that she can count on in times of need. Sometimes the most empowering thing is knowing you have a group of ladies that you can depend on. They lift us up and encourage each other to be our best selves. 

4) Empowered women aren’t afraid to live their dreams

You have to trust yourself and trust the process. If there is not a way paved for you, make one. Create a dream board or a vision list so that you don’t lose track of the things that you want. An empowered women knows that she can accomplish whatever she wants to as long as she puts her mind to it. She doesn’t let her dreams go to the way side because of fear and isn’t afraid of some hard work. 

5) Empowered women know the importance of empowering others

Empowered women empower women”  It seems like more so than ever women are taught to be competitive, snarky, and rude to other women who they feel could hold them back from what they want. When we are insecure, we become immature and act upon those feelings. An empowered women, however, does not act this way. She realizes the importance of building other women up around her. She does not see other women as competition, but instead as people she can create a connection with. When you are truly empowered, you want to share that feeling with the world and lift others up instead of tearing them down. There is no better feeling than knowing you are positively contributing to the life and growth of another women.

When you feel empowered, anything is possible. When you feel empowered, nothing can hold you back. Use these 5 keys to empowerment to help you grow and become the lady that you were born to be.

Kelci W