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9 Things Ambitious Women Can Do To Empower Themselves Today

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Written by Randy Stancovici

There is a lot of professional advice for women out there in the Internet stratosphere. While of course women should work toward career advancement, there are additional ways you can empower yourself outside of the workplace, and they are all relatively simple to execute.

1. Have brunch at a local woman-owned restaurant.

Not only will you be supporting a local business, you'll also be supporting a female entrepreneur, while getting your brunch on.

2. Contact your local senator.

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Let your voice be heard. Let your representative know that you support gender equality, equal pay, reproductive rights, and other women's issues. When it comes down to it, you'll have made a much bigger impact than if you would have just stayed silent. If you're not familiar with who your representatives are, visit Congress.gov and find out! Don't underestimate your power to speak up.

3. Don't forget to exercise.

Remember, your health should be a priority. Whether it's walking, jogging, or lifting weights, make sure to exercise a few times a week. Your body will thank you for it and you will notice a gradual increase in your confidence.

4. Call one of your girlfriends.

Call one of your friends and discuss hot button issues like women's equality, the gender pay gap, and reproductive rights. Bounce ideas off of each other to see what you can do to make a difference.

5. Watch a feminist movie or documentary.

What better way to empower yourself than by learning something new? Netflix has plenty of feminist documentaries you can check out.

6. Shop at businesses owned by women.

As mentioned in #1, shopping at a woman-owned business helps support female entrepreneurs. Not only will their business be more successful, but their success can inspire other women to follow their example.

7. Find a book to read.

Reading books will sharpen your mind and inspire you—it's a win-win.

8. Treat yourself.

Give yourself a spa day, relax indoors, or take a nap. Indulge in your guilty pleasures and treat yourself. You deserve it!

9. Cook up a storm.

If you enjoy cooking, cook one of your favorite recipes or find one you like on Pinterest! Cook a delicious meal that will energize and fuel you. A healthy body is a healthy mind.

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