Powerful Woman

I was sitting in the boardroom madly trying to get out emails before going in to the next meeting when I received a text from my husband.

“I’m married to such a powerful woman”.

We’ve been married six years, and he just figured this out? *Smile*

What does it mean to be a powerful woman?

The mind is such an influential part of our being.

It determines our thoughts, perceptions, emotion, will, memory and imagination. It’s kind of a big deal.

Power often has the connotations of dominant, bossy and arrogant. What about if we replaced the word powerful with it’s synonym; strength.


Strength is the control to stop our thoughts when we’re thinking badly of someone.

Strength is thinking the best of others.

Strength is knowing how to respond rather than react.

Strength is acting with integrity despite our emotions swaying us otherwise.

Strength is holding on to things that are worth remembering and letting go of what is not.

Strength is seeing the best in every situation despite the circumstances.

Oh to learn how to think, perceive, feel, do, remember and imagine from a place of strength.

Perhaps we would change the world?

Be a powerful woman with me?


About Karina Chicote

Karina Chicote is a strategic leader for an international child’s rights organisation and writer and presenter on radio for Kin Women. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and has designed and led award-winning programs for Aboriginal children and young people. Karina has worked across the globe on campaigns in London, asylum seeker centres in Papua New Guinea, the UN General Assembly in New York and now leads strategic projects across Western Australia. Karina was a finalist for the WA Youth Work Awards in 2015 and 2016, recognising her leadership and commitment to creating change for the most vulnerable young people in our communities. Above all Karina is a wife to Lance and lover of their Pug Brixton, who amidst the seriousness of changing the world make her laugh, a lot.