Women With Strong Female Friendships Gain Upper Hand At Work, Life

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Grab your girl posse!

The world loves a good cat fight. When women try to become successful and there's another woman in that field, they're pitted against each other. 

It's happened to many female celebrities (think Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears or Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie), but there seems to be a shifting change in tide.

Society is now (finally, gratefully) starting to back up women who are positive toward each other.

"Sisterhood is nothing new," entrepreneur and women's advocate Rachel Sklar tells Mic. "It's often been in the background and not paid attention to."

But now the world is noticing and applauding powerful ladies — Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Lorde, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — who are partnering up and showing the world that strong women can have great friendships without jealousy, drama, or the involvement of men.

Mic is dubbing these "femships" — and women thrive on it.

According to a study, women prefer team work rather than competitiveness, but unfortunately, this hurts women because men are drawn to a competitive work environment and men (sadly) still dominate in that arena.

But we're now seeing positive reactions to women working together that might really change things up.

"Female friendship helps women get the upper hand in the world," Sklar explains. "It's advantageous for me when my bestie does well. Not only does it make me look good that I'm hanging out with a baller, or shall I say an egger, but it also increases my own sense of opportunity because the opportunities for me improve, too."

Not only are these powerful ladies shifting the way we look at gender inequality, but their collaborations pay special attention to women in the workforce. Instead of society deeming these "femships" as a way for women to compete against each other for professional opportunities — or, for the attention of a man or the spotlight — these ladies have friendships that further personal growth and potential for all women.

Hopefully, this means we will see more "femships" — and less feuds in the future.


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