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A Woman with a Voice

Updated on September 4, 2016


I found an interesting video by Sister Joan Chittister, a nun who strongly believes in advocating for women leadership. It was such a powerful interview that captured my attention because I also believe in empowering myself and other women to be leaders and be more involved in communities. We have to empower ourselves to be heard and take control of our values and opinions around the world.We as women can make many changes in life and what happens all over the world, in our communities, our homes and our souls. Even Jesus encountered women, walked side by side with them, and let them be near him as important people.

Throughout the history many heroic womenhave tried to leave a mark. Many of them have been quieted, while some others kept struggling to open a path for women to keep the work. There is a lot to do, and we can be part of an important movement in a world that is changing day by day. Every time we meet others, we should be able to feel the pain others are experiencing, and be happy when they are.


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Today, we are sophisticated, educated, able and capable of getting ahead and seek the beauty and the wonder of life by looking in the eyes of the Lord. We as women, have the power to undue the disturbing creation of war, any kind of war, by letting our voices heard and caring for our own environment. God did not create wars or weapons,..., human beings did. If we don't fight for a peaceful, generous, honest and fair world, all social aspects will continue being mediocre.

Could we be able, as women to destroy what mostly men in control have created, and give our sons and daughters the chance to experience a healed and better life? I think that more even, we have the responsibility to teach our next female generations to continue the job we have started. This is a call for wiser women. This is a call for more education. If we contemplate mindfully, we would be able to realize that we are responsible to take apart what is wrong, and build new lives.


Embracing my soul and believing in my purpose in life will motivate me to practice the changes that need to be taken care. We cannot be dismissed anymore because the mindset of "a world mostly led by men" through the years have been the ones making wrong decisions that have become ineffective decisions. When men are the only one making the decisions, half of the intelligence, experience and wisdom have been dismissed. The wisdom of women who can make good decisions and clean all the despicable mistakes that we (even today) have to endure.

We have to go out there and give our part, change the attitudes and be present. We are creators of lives by giving birth of other human beings; we are mothers, sisters and friends. We have a tremendous power to break all that has been ineffective in health, social, political and economical systems by using our peace, fairness, intelligence, patience and presence.

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Women Empowerment: Inspirational Female Empowerment Tips for Empowering Women!
Women Empowerment: Inspirational Female Empowerment Tips for Empowering Women!

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This article is a call for women's empowerment. It is not a feminist hub, but an awakening to women to take action for a better world. Thanks to all men who believe in our empowerment and advocacy.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      So glad that a new page has arrived on this topic as current hubs are beginning to become aged and over used so this is so to speak starting off with a clean sheet. I've commented favourably on the many sites but whilst reviewing some over a period of time i think 'Gee' did i write that?

      From a male perspective also some one may have convinced me of a different point of view.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I hope many women read this and are moved to action by it. Raising awareness about this topic is very important, Anna. Well done!

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      Roberta Kyle 2 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I had a wonderful example in my maternal grandmother, who went to the University of Kansas and received her BA in English Literature with a minor in classics with the class of 1909. Actually, as she once pointed out to me, when she graduated from college, she couldn't vote because she was a woman. She married, had two children and a distinguished career as a children's author in the 1920's. She was active in politics and local philanthropy all her life. She also believed that being pro woman did not mean being anti man and so do I. She used to say " when you educate a man you educate and individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a whole family." I agree! Voting this up and interesting.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      So glad the topic has gotten off to a good start. There are two types of leadership, being a born leader and leadership acquired. I'v met quite a few along the journey.

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      AnnaCia 2 years ago

      Limpet: Thank you for your comment. You got want I really wanted to deliver...leadership.

      robie2: Imagine the difficulties your grandmother had to vote, and the eyes that even saw her as a person with limited rights. Good for her. Be proud of that strong woman.

      Billubuc: Hi. It is so nice to see that you read my hub. Thank you for your comment.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Well done. This is a very good awareness of women leadership and it all starts in the family. Happy weekend!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      "This is a call for wiser women." We owe it to ourselves to answer this call. Thanks for your initiative.

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      Bren Hall 2 years ago from England

      Interesting read Anna, I've always believed in girl power, the days of being 'only' a housewife and a doormat are long gone, thankfully. Upvoted you. Maybe you will return the favour.

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      AnnaCia 23 months ago

      Thelma, Thank you for your time to read my Hub. I will be visiting your hubs.

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      AnnaCia 23 months ago

      Dear MsDora. I am glad you visited my hub. The importance of women in any institution, community, and the whole world needs to be pointed out. Assertive communication is imperative.

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      AnnaCia 23 months ago

      Bren, thank you for your comment. We, as women, should take the assignment of making a difference. I thank those individuals who believe in the special power of women.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 23 months ago from London England

      Of course the first leaders i had encountered were my school teachers but it wasn't until my military service (prefer not to mention which service) that i came across a very awe inspiring lady. Can't mention her name as she just disappeared from any pubic record. Lets just call her Rosemary. She had a double barreled (or hyphenated) family name which normally indicates a 'well to do' status. Very little was known of her background such the enigma Rosie was. Joined up at the age of 35 and immediately accepted for officer training. On graduating she was appointed the female guidance officer at the unit where i was an information analyst. There were some 30 -40 service women in our unit who were either nurses, telephonists or teleprinter operators. Rosie was also the unit security officer but i did not know that at the time. She was very much a loner but capable of making saucy remarks descretly. Practically every male had been told how lucky they were to be getting 'men's jobs'. In her training they were told "You are a Lady first and foremost, then a commissioned officer next and a service woman last. There was a hard and fast 'no fraternisation' rule between officers and lower ranks but she breached that herself going out on the town with a man. It was rumoured she was pumping him for incidental hear say though. Last heard of attending the Command and Staff college in the late 60's. At subsequent re unions nobody has heard any trace of her other than she was interested in promoting environmental issues.

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      AnnaCia 23 months ago

      Hi, limpet. Thank you for your comment. This lady you mention seems to be a complex and intriguing woman. She was a loner who moved with the flow. She kept looking for a new adventure without fear.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 21 months ago from London England

      Whenever we gather as a group at either meetings or social events it does not take very long to see who inspires leadership. As a loner i tend not to socialise that much but it is absolutely vital to interact with others, so on occasions when i do particularly when a woman shows some interest in my being there i get a tremendous morale boost which 'makes my day'!

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      AnnaCia 18 months ago

      limpet, that is a nice comment. I hope you keep having those boosts regularly. Good day.

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