Let me start with the term empowerment. Empowerment is to become responsible/to authorize oneself. It’s a process that strengthens our skills and makes us powerful in what we do. There are many types of empowerments but here we will be talking about Women Empowerment. Motivation is another powerful word which means an action towards one’s goal. When we talk about effective motivation it is the discipline and dedication which totally depends on an individual.
Empowerment is the ability to enhance your needs/goal while motivation is the removal of the obstacles that come in achieving that needs/goal.
Before we talk about the key aspects of Women Empowerment and Motivation, I would like to talk why women empowerment is inevitable? We all know Women are the primary caretakers of children and elders in every country of the world. International studies demonstrate that when the economy and political organization of a society change, women take the lead in helping the family adjust to new realities and challenges. But still Women are generally considered less competent, both intellectually as well as physically as compared with men. As a result the opportunities extended towards them become biased and obtrusive without actual evaluation of their competencies. Although scientific data proclaims women to be more adept at multitasking than men, they still remain the second choice for employers in the country. Hence Empowering women is to give women the right. Women should have equal right to participate in education, society, economy and politically. And for this women do require a lot of motivation. Eventually Empowerment includes the action of raising the status of women through education, raising awareness, literacy, and training in the required field.
KEY ASPECTS ::
- Self Dependence – One way to impose self dependence in women is the Motivation to participate in Self Help Groups which can make a significant impact on women empowerment both in social and economical aspects. To be independent really helps women to become emotionally and mentally strong. This builds their confidence to the higher level. After becoming independent, women do require economic empowerment and for that there are several awareness programs through which they get adequate knowledge and skills. In other words, Empowerment leads to self-fulfilment and women become aware of where they are going, what their position is in the society, their status; existence and rights; and they are becoming more empowered, personally and economically through business ownership. Hence our next key aspect.
- Entrepreneurship – The role of women as business owners is gradually increasing all over the world. An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business/or procedures. Women entrepreneurship development is the instrument of women empowerment. Hence if a woman is empowered then her problem solving skills are also required to become an entrepreneur which leads to an economic empowerment. For this women need to get motivated to start at least a small scale business which will give them the required essentials for their living. The success of female entrepreneurs depends on their personal traits and entrepreneurial skills, and how supportive institutions and stakeholders address or work around them and this comes with more and more motivational support. Providing business skills training is a basic step toward empowering women entrepreneurs, but to truly achieve transformative change, training programs need to address deeper psychological and social constraints. To become sound in all the entrepreneurial skills women of course need to be physically as well as mentally strong. Hence fitness also comes into consideration and which is our next key aspect.
- Fitness – It is rightly said nothing is more empowering than having proper fitness. Being proud of the woman you see in the mirror every morning is a feat many try hard to attain but few experience it. Women need to be healthy and free from diseases so that they can work towards their goal without any hindrances. Fitness is associated with both physical as well as mental strength. Health and fitness do help to equip women with amazing tools to grow and prosper in all areas of their life. It gives them confidence, teaches discipline and helps them accomplish their desired needs/goals. Women do feel strong, empowered, and motivated with lots of enthusiasm.
- Encouragement – Empowered women empower women. A woman has a great quality to boost up the self esteem of many other women around her. Hence we should encourage them and make them feel special. Also we should make sure they know the value of their opinions so that they are never scared to use their voice. Right to voice can come into play only if women are encouraged enough. Women are constantly exposed to negativity and therefore it is Encouragement that leads to a positive spirit in their life. They should be exposed to their role models so that they get inspired to work towards their goal easily.
According to me, the above are some key aspects to get success in women empowerment and motivation. The concept of development is multidimensional. I think that attaining development among all the pillars of sustainable development is unthinkable without empowering women and obtaining gender equality, thereby using the entire potential of the country.
Thus to conclude I would like to say that all we need is an organized approach from the Government agencies of the country focused in the right direction that would rest only with the liberation of women.