Be a “Woman of Substance”

A woman of substance is a woman of power, a woman of positive influence and a woman of meaning. To be branded a woman of substance is one of the greatest compliments one can give a woman that wants to be an “influential” female. Below, I have assembled four qualities a girl/woman should possess in order to become a “woman of substance.”

Embrace your individuality and be happy the way you are

The pressure put on women in today’s society is immense and I admire any female out there who doesn’t let the high demands and expectations get them down. In my experience, I have learned that we, as women, should not let the likes of “perfected” images or “criticism” affect us and It has came as such a relief to me to realize that being different and imperfect is far more interesting than being a “perfect” person. I believe that being yourself and feeling happy as yourself- just the way you are signifies the word “beauty.”

Use your voice

We were all blessed with voices to use them- so use them! I’m a relatively quiet person and a woman of not many words who next to never will indulge in small talk chit chat. It’s just who I am. However, on the other hand, when it comes to standing up for what I believe in or voicing my opinions on things, I never fail to make use of my voice. And neither shall you! Make use of what god has given you and say what you think, say what you believe in, and argue against what you don’t.

Find your dream in life and pursue it

Follow your heart…never give up…and you can do anything. We all have the ability to do whatever it is we want to do and fulfill any dream we want to fulfill; we just have to go and do it. When you find your passion in life, it creates a meaning in your life and gives you a purpose in the world: it generates happiness.

Live up to your morals and values- always remain aware of them

Living by your morals and values in life; inspires you, motivates you and energizes you for doing something significant in the world. As children, we were always being told to be a person of moral and were educated to understand what our values are. I think, when we grow older we seem to loose or forget about those crucial qualities and in order for us to be descent human beings, we should consider re-educating ourselves on morals and values.

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  1. Barbara

    That is absolutely true, it is very important to remember that as women
    it is important to be happy. So if being happy means believing in yourself, your values, your passion and heart, so be it.

  2. What a wonderful article to read and understand. very well expressed, so inspiring as well.
    Thanks a lot

  3. This is indeed true. Being a woman of substance and purpose in these days on which is rare to find someone who uphold to their values and principles and yet can still be cool.

  4. Very inspiring article. Being only 21 and a late bloomer, I am still on my journey to become a woman of substance myself. Also, I think women of substance don’t wait for things to happen—they make things happen.

  5. Being a woman of substance requires effort and application. She never quit instead she always aim to perspire, aspire and transpire!!!

  6. Women of substance….. The first few lines for this article manage to sparkle my eyes. I was given a great compliment by a great man in my professional life. After receving the compliment,I actually wondered what actually “women with substance” be like. Thanks for writing such a precises article explaining such a deep prospect of a lady’s life.

  7. This article is something all young ladies and woman of all ages should read. It explains the importance of women embracing who they are, having ambitions and goals that they can accomplishing, knowing and following what they believe in, and in general many things all people should do to live a meaningful life. Too often women settle and for any woman who even thinks about settling needs to read this article and understand she deserves more.

  8. Gotta broadcast this…it’s really inspiring.

  9. Hi Ladies,
    It seems we are thinging almost in the same way that helps all of us in both shart run and long run.Yes we can do it why not!

  10. beatrice masinde

    a woman of substance dose not need a title to tell people who she is,her actions and ideas define the title.yes i believe.

  11. Indeed to be a woman of susbtance we need to be happy abt the way we are, and make good use of what God has given to us. Thanks for the inspirational msg.

  12. ronnygold

    Articles like this inspires me to be more and more of a woman, good job!

    • Nontsebenzo

      Thank you, this article encourages me. Keep them coming..wix

  13. Thanks for writing such a wonderful article we need motivation all the time

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  15. This is a beautiful blog how awesome to inspire other girls and women. Goals are not always someting women think is important; but really with out Goals one has no way to reach their dreams. Phyllis

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  17. Yvonne

    I am very excited, I am a pastors wife and I lead woman in our church, l am preaching to ladies on this topic , this Saturday , l would love scripture reference and any other comments, to make this meeting exciting.

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  19. beautiful words in simple n clear words… ..inspired me very much.. thank you

  20. beautiful and inspirational words

  21. Jessie

    Thank you for this inspirational article it realy motivates…..jestina

  22. Good and inspiring article i had never organised those words in my head like so thank you i really want to become awoman of substance.

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  24. wow!such a wonderful idea to share…i’m so inspired….thank u for such chit chat.

  25. Sakeenah Snyders

    Hi Lauren

    wonderful! I am busy with a woman’s online magazine in Namibia, do you mind if I share this?

  26. Awesome! I really love this, have been working hard to be a woman of substance. Kudos

  27. I agree – these are BIG things.
    But a key part is the buildup, since heaven, hell and earth know that enough sexists will try to tear you down. BECOMING a Woman of Substance would be more useful, and that’s made of the little things, plus a few larger ones like college-education and belief in yourself.
    Here’s a few I’ve found that just build up your self-confidence, little by little.
    -Speaking when you have something to say or are being ignored. Force those numbskulls to pay attention, because you ARE worthy.
    -Holding eye contact. Yes, it’s aggressive. Yes, you need more aggression.
    -Change the subject if you’re being excluded. You’re all socially-competent people, you can do this gracefully.
    -Don’t say “can’t”. Say “don’t want to” or “choose not to”. But if you actually do want to, go for it.

    And there are a billion more empowerment techniques on the internet.

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  29. Why do women always consult the mirror for their worth? I believe to be a woman of substance also requires strength…to weather the ups and downs that life throws her way……to stay true to the course of her ideals without straying, all the while performing the balancing act that will allow her to seek out and find compromises aiming her closer towards the realization of her goals.

  30. thank you, I have been down in the dumps for as long as I can remember. I was ready to give up but after reading this article now I know who and what I want to be. I will print this and everyday when I wake up I will read to remind myself of who I want to be, until the day I am a WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE

  31. This is really good!
    never should a woman who respects herself settle for something less than what she deserves

  32. To all the women of substance, I solute all of you. Keep on!

  33. This has encouraged me,I have learnt not to copy someone to be awoman of substance,am aprincipled lady who some times feels am becoming too much so shd be linient alittle but this encourages me to keep on and uphold my values coz thats when i can make adifference.

    Thanks so much for this wonderful article.