The Allyship

In 2023, we are celebrating other women on International Women’s Day. The need for an allyship. Well, it is meaningful and has to be done. Let us promote a sense of solidarity and unity among women this year. It’s an opportunity to recognize the achievements and contributions of women in all walks of life, be it business, politics, science, arts, tech, homemaking, and social activism. Let us celebrate, inspire and empower each other to continue breaking barriers and achieving our goals.

Celebrating other women is a way to raise awareness about women’s issues and challenges, including gender inequality, discrimination, and violence. It’s a reminder for us to remember there is still work to be done to create a more equitable and just society for women.

Celebrating other women can also help combat the negative stereotypes and biases often associated with women. By highlighting the accomplishments of women, we can challenge these stereotypes and show that women can achieve great things. Honouring other women is a way to express gratitude for the women who have paved the way and made it possible for us to be where we are today. It’s a reminder that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, and that we are responsible for continuing the fight for gender equality for future generations.

The fight for gender equality has been an ongoing battle for centuries. While some progress has been made, there is still a long way to go, particularly for women. One of the most effective ways to push for change is by women being allies to each other.

Women supporting women means listening to each other, amplifying each other’s voices, and working together to create a more equitable society. Women can achieve a more significant impact and make positive changes when they stand together. It is particularly important in male-dominated industries where women are often underrepresented and undervalued.

Five Recommendations To become allies
& promote gender equality

Unfortunately, there is a tendency for women to compete with each other, particularly in the workplace. Instead of working together, women often feel they need to outperform each other to succeed. This mindset only serves to perpetuate the patriarchy and prevent progress.

1. Listen and learn

One of the most crucial fact women can do is listen to other women’s experiences and learn from them. It includes understanding the intersectionality of different women’s experiences based on aspects such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

2. Amplify other women’s voices

Women can use their platforms to amplify the voices of other women, particularly those who are underrepresented. It can include sharing their work, promoting their achievements, and advocating for their ideas.

3. Mentor and empower other women

Women can mentor and empower other women by sharing their knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition, it can help build a strong female leader pipeline and create a more supportive and inclusive workplace.

4. Call out sexism and misogyny

Women can use their voices to call out sexism and misogyny wherever and whenever they see it. It can include speaking up in meetings, reporting incidents of harassment, and advocating for policy changes that promote gender equality.

5. Support policies and legislation that promote gender equality

Women can support policies and legislation that promote gender equality, such as equal pay, paid parental leave, and affordable childcare. It can help to create a more equitable society for all women.

By taking these measures, women can become powerful allies to each other and promote gender equality in their personal and professional lives.

Women need to recognize that they are not each other’s competition. By supporting each other, they can create a more positive and supportive environment where all women can thrive. It includes advocating for policies and legislation that promote gender equality, mentoring and empowering other women, and calling out sexism and misogyny whenever and wherever it occurs.

Eventually, women’s allyship is essential for achieving gender equality. When women work together, they can break down barriers and create a more just and equitable society for everyone. 

In 2023, celebrating other women on International Women’s Day is important because it promotes solidarity, raises awareness about women’s issues, challenges negative stereotypes, expresses gratitude, and inspires and empowers women to continue making a difference.


Chippy is a dreamer and optimist. She believes, we become what we hope, aspire, dream to be and knows how to make a dream or two happen. Seventeen years of experience, struggling, winning, failing, succeeding and failing again and making it, she knows what it takes to build a successful project, a business, and what it means by starting from the bottom up. It takes determination, dedication, and direction and that’s why her mission is to ‘step up & inspire.

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