How We Build Up Women

To top off our month of celebrating women (à la #IWD), we wanted to share our top three tips for empowering fellow women year-round…

SEEK OUT FEMALE OWNED BUSINESSES

We like to make a conscious effort to support female owned businesses and their work. Whether it be a gift shop, podcast, book release or workout class – there are COUNTLESS women with fantastic businesses, so give them the support they need to both thrive and inspire others.

SUPPORTING WOMEN AT WORK

Here at instinct, we try to treat others how we want to be treated. Obviously, with our company being mainly women, we aren’t exactly struggling to be heard over hoards of men, but other women aren’t so lucky! We value the ability to ‘pass the mic’ and give everyone an opportunity to have their ideas heard, big or small.

BUILDING UP WOMEN IN YOUR SOCIAL LIFE

Watch what you say when you’re out with the gals. Bitching about that friend of a friend may feel empowering in the moment, but in reality, you’re just doing yourself and womankind a disservice. Try and leave those bad vibes at home and build up not just the women you know, but all and any women!

WATCH YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The same applies to social media… ever seen an influencer posing in a questionable outfit and forwarded it on to a friend to laugh about it? Even if you’re not overtly trolling or leaving negative comments on Instagram, we can all do better to bring a bit more positivity to the space!