Navigating the social landscape: ideal places for meeting strong women today

Navigating the social landscape is a tricky business. People navigating the workplace must navigate many unwritten rules, such as eye contact during an interview or how to make small talk in the break room.

These factors shape action landscapes and an internalized range of social outcomes over time. They are especially important for marginalized populations that experience early adversity with skimpy social supports.

1. Volunteering

Volunteering is a basic expression of people’s need to be involved in society and their communities. It is a way to connect with others, share values and experience a sense of belonging. It also fosters a spirit of reciprocity, solidarity and mutual trust.

CSABA KOROSI (Hungary) said that volunteerism was an essential tool for achieving United Nations targets such as those related to development, humanitarian response and poverty reduction. It enabled Governments to tap into a flexible network of community-based actors in times of crisis and could also help them reach their goals for global sustainable development beyond 2015. It was important to promote volunteering as a primary source of people’s involvement. It needed to be geared towards the needs and interests of volunteers, particularly women, and ensure that it was accessible.

2. Politics

Politics is the authoritative and legitimate struggle for limited resources or precious rights and privileges in the context of a government, economy, and society. In this sense, even an employee fighting for higher wages or a student canvassing to promote a ballot initiative to ban plastic straws is political.

Politicians are elected to govern the state and determine the principles upon which a good society should be founded and organized. However, this classic definition of politics excludes other important areas in which people are political actors.

For instance, the study of a culture’s sacred natural places and how those landscapes are used is politics. So too are the complexities of community-based environmental restoration and the ways in which communities use information to establish priorities.

3. Concerts & Music Festivals

Music festivals are the new version of going to Magaluf with your mates, but with far more class and more opportunities to meet women. These events tend to last for at least 2 days and are typically based around one main band.

 A music festival is a concert on steroids: it is not a single event, but a series of performances that usually take place in a specific venue over a certain time period. In addition to music, these events often include art, videography, costumes, and connections to local small businesses.

 The music festival is a great place to meet women who share your interests, hobbies, and personality traits.

A rock-music festival might call its act a show, but a classical symphony would never use the term – there’s a touch of class snobbery in action here. But the ethos is the same: an event that looks to the future and harnesses the power of the crowd.

5. Churches

Women who are members of the church are typically highly intelligent and thoughtful, making them ideal candidates for friendships. Many churches today are non-denominational, which allows churchgoers to make decisions for themselves regarding things such as leadership structures, membership and dogma. This type of freedom to think for themselves often appeals to millennials who may feel their questions and concerns are not addressed by priests or church elders.

In addition, churchgoers who attend non-denominational churches are also more likely to be familiar with modern music and social media, which makes them a great fit for people of all ages looking for meaningful connections. If you’re ready to meet some of the strongest women in society, try volunteering or joining a non-denominational church near you!