I used to gravitate towards women with similar personality traits to me, with life stories that I could relate to. Over time I have discovered value in connecting with women that diverge from my way of being – even those that I might feel “put-off” by. I’ve gained insight that I would have never considered from my vantage point.
As we emerge from the pandemic amidst global instability and heightened divisiveness, we can all help unravel the bias still woven through our society by listening to women with open minds. Hearing the diversity of experiences out there can dismantle assumptions of what women should be doing with their lives and help us to recognize the possibilities in front of us when we work together.