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Stepping Boldly Towards Empowerment by @lieshapetrovich

by Liesha Petrovich | Featured Contributor We each have our own personal journey towards empowerment. We each come from unique circumstances, life experiences and financial opportunities. And we all have our own hopes and dreams. We see powerful women and we want to emulate their success. Especially, the amazing rags to riches stories of women like Oprah Winfrey and J.K. Rowling. Yet, many of us will never have an easy path to empowerment. The World Bank explains that women are facing an uphill battle: “Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, live in poverty, and lack a say over household spending or their own health care than better-educated peers, which harms them, their children, and communities.” Finding success in business is difficult enough. Add in inequality issues and it can seem impossible. However, in the world of women’s empowerment, this idea comes up all the time: “If only I knew this when I was younger; life would have been so different.” I say this all the time and wish my younger self knew a fraction of the hard-earned wisdom I have now. I became empowered purely through necessity and determination. I didn’t have a clue and stumbled my way towards self-sufficiency. Thankfully, there are great ways for young women to bypass a few decades of feeling powerless. Learn How Dreams and Manifestation are Connected With the right training and mindset, it’s possible for younger women to learn powerful skills at a younger age. Bonnie Bucker, PHD, set out to empower young girls and women by creating a movement called Dream Your World, a program for girls and women ages 8-29 to learn now to dream, manifest and create positive changes in their lives. The idea was for Dream Your World to hold online conferences to empower young women regardless of where they were lived. Bonnie and her team partnered with webinar platform Clickmeeting to reach a global – and often underserved – audience with coaching, classes, workshops and support. Together, they created the global, online event, Dream Your World…

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