I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.~ Isabel Allende
 
I find that sometimes, especially in the military, women have a hard time working for, and often times with other women.  I have come to learn that it is not so much personal, but rather that women in the military always seem to have something to prove, with good reason.  Before the 1970s, women were not able to serve in military.  We have come far four decades later, but still, many women feel as if they still do have something to prove.  With this in mind, we sometimes lose touch of the fact that women should be aiding other strong women in the military succeed rather than fighting to show everyone else which one of them is stronger.
 
For this reason, I find that sometimes it is hard for type A women to work together.  Honestly, I find that it is harder working for a woman than a man, largely because women are more demanding of their peers.  They demand the best because we consistently find reasons to have to prove our strength to others.  I have found that I have to adapt to an environment and work harder around women than men.  Women need to be more cognizant of the fact that we need to work together better and quit fighting each other to be the best.  Having a strong female command team can completely change the workplace for the better, only if both women work together as a team rather than competitors. 
 
With that in mind, women of the military I reach out to you to find yourselves a female mentor and work together to better yourselves.  We will go so much further if we stop fighting the system and ourselves and work as teammates to show our strength and the great things we can bring to the force.  Women add a different dynamic and our motivation can take us great places.
 
Just some food for thought…GO GIRLS IN GREEN!
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