Don’t you absolutely love when women and girls fully support one another? This in itself is so powerful and it is definitely a reliable way of creating a strong foundation for lasting change.
Let’s look at an inspiring example of this right in Hollywood. Jessica Chastain fought to get Octavia Spencer equal pay for an upcoming movie they would be doing together.
Initially, Chastain approached Spencer for a movie and in conversation Spencer told Chastain about her thoughts on the unequal pay gap black women faced in the industry in comparison to white women.
Chastain- a huge advocate for equal pay in Hollywood made sure to take action right away:
“She’s walking the walk and she’s actually talking the talk,” Spencer said. “She said, ‘Octavia we’re gonna get you paid on this film. …. You and I are gonna be tied together. We’re gonna be favored nations, and we’re gonna make the same thing.’ … Fast forward to last week, we’re making five times what we asked for.”
Not only has this step inspired the Hollywood industry but Chastain’s courage inspired a movement were in other women in the industry will demand their right to equal pay too.
Women have changed the face of the entertainment industry by playing strong and powerful roles- and they deserve equal treatment.
Now – what kind of movement are you inspiring?
Are you supporting the success and growth of the women around you? Try to instill as much optimism not only into your own life but into their lives as well. Although you may think your actions solely impact your growth- everything and everyone is connected. An act of kindness may propel the growth of another woman in the company and she may go on to become the President of the firm. This in turn can inspire other women to want to reach that ranking within the company too. You see- everything is connected. Now what are you going to do inspire change?
Sending a lot of positive vibes your way,