March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day 2022, and we are coming together to join this movement and imagine a world of possibilities. A world where we break biases and promote equality and inclusion.
This year’s theme centers around breaking the bias towards women and doing everything possible to realize a culture where everyone has the same opportunities. Where all genders are celebrated and encouraged to accomplish their life’s goals.
At Milestone, we are breaking gender bias at the foundation of who we are. Today on International Woman’s Day 2022, we celebrate the women in our company and throughout the world. The CEOs. Art Directors. Product VPs. Mothers. Risk takers.
Together we can empower women – from our colleagues to our children – to embrace their strengths and be excited about the possibilities. Which are infinite.
Are you thinking what we’re thinking?
5 Steps to Empowering Ourselves (And Each Other)
Like a stream uninhibited to flow free, we can change our landscape and inspire growth around us. Here are five fundamental truths shared by Benu during our company event that can inspire women – and men – to believe that we can do anything we put our minds to.
1. Don’t ask for permission or validation to do the right things
Trust your vision and get out of your own way. If we focus on what matters, and not get distracted by outside perceptions, we break through our own boundaries.
Follow your core values land make your own path to amazing success.
2. Focus on impact and not intention
Have an eagle’s mentality and soar above the noise. Focus on where you want to go and the impact you want to create. Fly about the obstacles and stay focused on the outcome.
3. Live in the present
Kids, work, school, finances. Never let the balancing act of life get in your way. Don’t postpone critical decisions because you think the time is not right or you need acknowledgement. Switch your way of thinking and go for it.
Get yourself from self-preservation and instant gratification to your inner sage.
4. Build solid networks and connections
Create your own internal and external alliances. Surround your career and life around people who inspire you to believe that you can do and be anything. Find collaborators and mentors who support a growth mindset.
5. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem
Differentiate yourself by being a problem solver. No matter your education, experience, or title, forge your path by turning challenges into solutions and knowledge into wisdom. People will embrace this energy and follow.
See the possible with a growth mindset
We hope this article can be an inspiration to all the amazing women at Milestone and around the world. To all the CEOs, small business owners, groundbreakers, thinkers, and doers, make today and is your day. Let’s #BreakThe Bias by dreaming big and going for it every day.
About the author
Benu Aggarwal is the founder and CEO of Milestone, Inc. She is a highly recognized expert in digital marketing, voice search, SEO, and local solutions. Benu oversees product development, client services, technology, and strategic vision for the company. Under her leadership, the company has launched a suite of SEO-first software products and thousands of websites and has earned many design and technology awards. Beyond her technical marketing experience, Benu exudes an entrepreneurial spirit and motivating attitude that inspire customers and collaborators.