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  • Wendy Oliveras, MS

What is SHESS? A New Ideology for Empowerment of Women


"SHESS" is a creative play on two words "she" for female and "chess" for the game. Together "SHESS" represents your game of life. Of course, everything is relative and as a woman, you may seek new ways to empower yourself or make new changes in your life. Sometimes you may feel stagnant or stuck at something. Maybe you seek a job promotion or a change in your career. Do you desire to start a business for yourself and don't know how to start? Perhaps you have an existing business and still seek inspiration. Can I challenge you to learn something new?

It has been my life experience that playing chess for fun has helped me to empower myself through strategies inherent in this fun logical game. I attest to the fact that because I play chess, I have been able to develop a powerful mindset while building leadership qualities and confidence in my abilities like nothing else.

The "SHESS Ideology"


I am so excited to share with you my creative "SHESS Ideology" which consists of five empowerment categories as outlined below. So, for the next five weeks, I will be posting what each SHESS category represents and how it can help you get motivated to set and accomplish goals in your life and business.

CATEGORY 1 - "S" represents "SELF-EMPOWERMENT"

  • SELF-AWARENESS

  • SELF-ACCEPTANCE

  • SELF-IMPROVEMENT

  • POSITIVE SELF-TALK

CATEGORY 2 - "H" represents "HONOR"

  • INTEGRITY

  • EMPATHY

  • SELF-RESPECT

CATEGORY 3 - "E" represents "ENGAGEMENT"

  • BEING PROACTIVE

  • SET & ACCOMPLISH GOALS

  • BE OPEN TO CHANGE

  • LEARN FROM MISTAKES

CATEGORY 4 - "S" represents "SMART MOVES FROM PAWN TO QUEEN"

  • THINK (Observe)

  • PLAN (Anticipate)

  • REACT (Smart Moves)

CATEGORY 5 - "S" represents "SUCCESS"

  • HELP OTHERS

  • RESPECT OTHERS

  • MENTOR OTHERS


NEXT WEEK - I WILL BLOG ABOUT THE MEANING OF SELF-EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SHESS STRATEGIES.