Last week I attended the 2022 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The highlight of my week took place on Wednesday afternoon when I presented the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) first-ever “Woman of the Gun Award” to Julie Golob during the “Women of the Gun” event, on behalf of this publication. This event is co-sponsored by The WON and Project ChildSafe. As I sit at home, watching the snow fall, I can’t help but think about the importance of women supporting other women and why we all must spread the word. GTM Original, a woman-owned business, understands the importance of this concept and you can find its team onboard with the concepts below.
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Here are some ways women can support women.
When given the opportunity, support female-owned businesses, especially small businesses. If you’re buying a gift, look around and find someone local or on Etsy to purchase from. Social media is another easy way to show your support. Give the business a “shout out” by sharing or commenting on their posts. If you’re shopping at a brick-and-mortar store, take a few photos inside the store or of your purchases. Then create a social media post about your positive experience and why you enjoy shopping there. Make sure to tag them.
Since GTM Original is a female owned business, all the concealed-carry purses and bags are designed and developed by women for women – and have been since 2008. This year at SHOT Show, GTM Original could not attend. Instead of leaving its booth empty, they set it up like a lounge for attendees to meet with friends, or as a place to just put their feet up and rest.
Also established in 2008 was Shoot Like A Girl. Karen Butler, the founder and President, started her company to help grow the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. At a Shoot Like A Girl event, women ages 16 and older have the opportunity to shoot inside Shoot Like A Girl’s semi-tractor trailer mobile range. Find out when the Shoot Like a Girl trailer is in your area here.
Another way to support other women is being a cheerleader and putting them out front and center. Consider these simple ideas to support other women in your life:
Begin building your network by finding women who also want to help others succeed. Surrounding yourself with the right people will have a positive impact on both your health and happiness. Remember, there is strength in numbers.
Whether you realize it or not, there is another woman out there, who may not even know you yet, but needs to hear your story. Tell it! If you feel comfortable doing this on social media, share your ups and downs, your struggles and your successes. If you don’t feel comfortable going public, know that you are not alone. However, if another woman recognizes herself in your story, it might push her to find her own strength to save herself.
Ladies, I challenge you to find one way, every day to support another women. You just don’t know whose life you may change.
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Michelle Cerino, aka Princess Gunslinger, entered the firearms industry in 2011 when Cerino Training Group was established. She immediately began competing in both 3-Gun and NRA Action Pistol, becoming a sponsored shooter. Michelle is currently a columnist and Managing Editor of Women’s Outdoor News, as well as Event-Staff for CZ-USA Field Sports. She also manages social media for Vera Koo and GTM Original. Michelle encourages others to step out of the comforts of home and explore. View all posts by Michelle Cerino
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