Part of securing our seat at the table is making sure we bring others along with us. We're combing the archives for some of our favorite articles that you may have missed, and this one really speaks to us. The following post, "It's a Privilege," by founder, Minda Harts, reminds us that when one of us wins, we all win. We have had so many people help us along our journey -- thank you! The post originally appeared January, 2018. We hope it speaks to you as well.
One of our core pillars at The Memo is generosity.
We live in a world where most people think, “I gotta get mine” and “It’s all about me.” And yes, the old proverb, “You came in this world alone, you will leave alone” is true.
However, there is a counter-argument for that mentality, and it's what I think we don’t focus enough on: “No [wo]man can be an island.” Meaning, if you get a raise, I win, too. If you get promoted, I win, too. If you get a seat at the table, I win, too! The way I look at “wins” boils down to two factors:
If you win, that means we all win.
If I win, that means you win too.
Another way to look at the word “generosity” is privilege. I think it’s a privilege that we get to help one another win. As we all work to #bossup, don’t forget to be generous and help out the next woman. The rapper Fabolous once wrote: “There’s enough to go around, you just gotta say how much you want.”
Let’s stop living in scarcity mode and be more generous with opportunities that benefit others. I challenge you this week to "HASO" (HELP A SISTA OUT). This can be someone you know or don’t know. In the end, it’s better to give than to receive.
The Memo: Our mission is to motivate and encourage women of color to achieve their personal and professional goals with balance, generosity, integrity, and resilience.