Most industries today are still male-dominated but, there’s no denying that more and more female entrepreneurs are matching men in renown when it comes to running a business and making it successful. We women have different needs, wants and ways of doing things. We are driven by the desire to make something out of our lives and take good care of our families, at the same time. So, how do we actually get ahead in business?
We simply put to good use our native intelligence, innate strengths and reliable gut instincts in becoming experts and influencers in our respective fields. We are great conversationalists and networkers, by nature. We love to take charge be it in putting together a big project or simply organizing a family gathering. A post on the QNET Blog entitled How Women Can Stand Out in Business talks about the importance of leaning in instead of pulling back in situations that warrant women’s active participation. This is the very thing that’s being advocated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her recently released book called ‘Lean In’. The post also uses the video of QNET Executive Chairperson Donna Imson where she urges us to “Appreciate ourselves, our femininity, and inherent strengths: women are great collaborators, communicators, and connectors. Plus we tend to be better at relating to others.”
A must-read for us on the Forbes Website is an article entitled How Female Entrepreneurs Can Stand Out in 2013. It stresses the fact that women are driven to take charge and blaze the trail of success for others now more than ever. The article also encourages us to make this year an incredible one for us and our business by championing quality customer service, encouraging fun among our teams and personifying respect in the workplace. Putting these thoughts into actions, for sure, will make us stand out and inspire other women to do the same.
We have no secrets – just a creative mind, a big heart and a strong will. 🙂