With feminism taking off in all forms, we hear a lot of “smash the patriarchy” or “destroy the patriarchy.” And yes, we totally see that men are making more money than us as women, they’re getting promoted, they’re favored overall compared to women. However, the “smash the patriarchy” viewpoint is so negative and doesn’t push us as a group to engage the incredible and powerful women to work collaboratively. And that’s why we’re looking to the strong women, who built us. Our Mothers. Our Grandmothers. Aunts. Cousins. Teachers. Bosses. Let’s utilize the knowledge of these incredible who have so much wisdom and light to shine on us, as we work to build better communities and change our world for the better. We’re not smashing the patriarchy. We’re engaging the matriarchy.
And what better way to soak up that knowledge than through hard-hitting, inspiration provoking questions. The only way you’ll be able to soak up the knowledge is by asking and receiving insightful answers. We compiled a list of 40 questions to ask women in your life. They range from questions about aspirations, to happiest memories, and everything in between. We want to come out of these conversations feeling inspired and ready to share your newness with the world around you. And if nothing less, we hope you learn more about the beautiful woman that you’re speaking with.
Once you’ve asked your questions, share them with us in the comments. We want to hear the advice and information you receive to further inform us as people and as a company on a mission to empower women on a daily basis. If you’re here, we know you’re amazing and likely surrounded by other amazing women. And there’s room for this tribe to continue to expand.
Without further ado, here are 40 Insightful Questions to Engage the Matriarchy:
- When did you realize you were no longer a child?
- Is there anything that you wish had been different between us―or that you would still like to change?
- What’s the best thing I can do for you right now?
- Is there anything you have always wanted to tell me but never have?
- What’s the one thing you would have done differently as a mom?
- When you think about a fork in the road in your life, what was it and why did you choose that particular path?
- What happy memory will you cherish forever?
- Growing up, who inspired you the most?
- If you had to do it all over again, would you pursue the same career path?
- What is your biggest regret?
- What amazes you most about society nowadays?
- Looking back at your life thus far, what are you most proud of?
- What did you discover in the last decade or two that you wish you discovered sooner?
- What advice would you give your “insert age”-year-old self?
- What do you wish you made more time in your life for?
- What is one thing you always wished you could change about yourself?
- What is one thing you have always loved about yourself?
- What’s the best piece of advice you were ever given?
- Outside of family members, who inspires you the most?
- What is better about the world today than when you were growing up? Worse?
- If you could instantly have one new skill (i.e. foreign language, musical talent, public speaking, etc.), what would it be?
- What was the hardest thing about being a mother? The most rewarding?
- What question would you ask your mother?
- What's one thing you wish you did differently before you got married or had kids?
- What is one thing about our relationship you wish you could change?
- What is a goal you want to achieve in the next 10 years?
- If you could go back in time to one moment, what would it be?
- If you had all the money to do one thing right now, what would you do?
- What is one thing you know to be true?
- What are your fears?
- What do you like/dislike about your generation? My generation?
- What question should I be asking you so that I can live the best life possible?
- What was the craziest thing you ever did?
- What were the hardest choices you ever had to make?
- Was there an event that really changed the course of your life?
- Was there a person who really impacted the course of your life?
- What was the most stressful experience you ever lived through?
- What thing have you done in your life that would surprise me?
- What was your dream as a child? What did you want to be when you grew up?
- What qualities do you admire in women?