Powerful reasons women should help each other (VIDEO)

Mar 5, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ET

To be fully empowered, women have to take power for themselves. The best way we can achieve this is by listening to, supporting, and helping other women. If we wait for others to give us power, then they can easily take that power away. That's why it's so important that we give a voice to women who share the belief that the best way they can help themselves as women is by helping other women achieve their goals, get their voices heard and make a difference in the world. Women empowering women. It's that simple.

Thirty-seven women make up the #BlogHer15 Experts Advisory Board to provide strategic counsel for #BlogHer15, the world's largest celebration of women content creators. Here's what a few of them had to say about how women can and should empower one another.

"We have all of these platforms that are available to us, where there's no longer the gatekeepers that tell us what we can write, when we can write, how we can write — we can do it any way we want to." — Kathryn Finney, founder of Digital Undivided

"We are our own biggest advocate, and if we can break that stereotypical girl vs. girl mentality, there's so much we can do." — Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain

We want to hear what empowers you and we would like you to share this awesome video with a woman who inspires you. Together we are making a difference.

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