29 July 2022

Hey Luv, Happy Friday!

A successful leader inspires, motivates, mentors and directs others toward a higher goal. Let’s be honest here: You’ll have to do more if you’re a woman in our male-dominated business world.

According to a study, successful women leaders possess common traits found in all good leaders — assertiveness, action-mindedness, risk-taking and problem-solving abilities.

However, they must also acquire other qualities to succeed and overcome the many obstacles they face at home and in the workplace. Over the years, women have progressed through the ranks of the professional world to represent more than half of the U.S. workforce.

Still, women continue to hold a far smaller share of leadership positions in various sectors than men.

A good leader mentors, inspires, and motivates people to work for a greater objective. Let’s face it: In our largely male-dominated business environment, you’ll have to put in more effort if you’re a woman.

How can women entrepreneurs succeed in a world dominated by men? The following are some qualities I found helpful during my journey as an entrepreneur:

Honesty
Effective leadership starts with having integrity, which is the quality of upholding moral or ethical standards and keeping your word. Additionally, it fosters crucial trust among individuals, including the team members you manage, the investors and partners you attract, and the clients you serve.

Since they know they’ll be treated fairly and that their leader will work in the organization’s best interests, people want to follow an ethical leader who has integrity. To build a company culture based on those values, ethical conduct, honesty, and respect must start at the top.

Being humble and open to learning
Entrepreneurship is a lifetime endeavor, and astute businesswomen are aware of this. Because of how quickly the corporate world evolves, an innovation today may become outdated tomorrow.

Successful women business owners continue to educate themselves so they can quickly change with the times. When the chance presents itself, they are humble and pick up new skills.

Resilience and persistence
No matter your gender, entrepreneurship is challenging and full of uncertainty. With the heavier responsibilities women carry and the slowdown in career momentum that often comes with having children, the challenge is made even more complex. Yet, millions of women build businesses due to their resilience and perseverance.
.In business, nothing good comes easy. To succeed, you must work hard and persist in what you want. Persistence is necessary to grow as a businesswoman.

Intuition
We possess a strong sense of intuition. In addition to using facts and data to guide our decisions, strong female leaders can also tap into their intuition for guidance. Intuition is often what guides them through the ups and downs of business.

Adaptability
You have to take action it is essential, but a deep understanding should inform it of your customers, your industry and your market. Women leaders are curious and open to new ideas.

Communication skills
Communication and leadership go hand in hand. Not only are women good at speaking — they’re good at listening too, and good at listening in general.

Remember to take care.

Best regards,

Jeanetta Cardine

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