Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Most Important Qualities For Businesswomen

Managing the family's home, cooking and giving birth to a child... This is a list of typical female occupations. Nevertheless, it has gradually been expanded through the efforts of women themselves. At the present time, improvement in the new activities, previously available only to male population, brings to women a real pleasure and pride in their achievements.
Marissa Mayer and me at the 2012 Crunchies Awards

Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo!), Sara Blakely (Founder and CEO of Spanx) and Oprah Winfrey (chairman, CEO and CCO of OWN; chairman, CEO of Harpo) are great examples of the most powerful businesswomen according to Forbes. These successful people proved that women can demonstrate excellence in business as well.

They bootstrapped their companies to the top, increased the capital and got millions of dollars. In addition, these businesswomen are attractive and full of energy; indeed, many representatives of the stronger sex even envy them.

However, it is much harder to build a good reputation and deep respect for women, however, due to these and other shining examples of success in business, it may be noticed that it is not so impossible. And what are the most important qualities for women to succeed in today's business environment? 

First of all, one of these qualities is strong self-confidence. It is very important to believe in yourself, follow the dreams, and keep doing it constantly even if it seems that nothing is working out. The businesswomen have develop the ability to control their own emotions, because there will always be supporters of the stereotypes saying that women have no place in business. 

Secondly, another important skill for a businesswoman is leadership. Leadership is the ability to make both male and females accomplish desired goals, and maximize productivity. Moreover, only possessing these skills is not enough, women have to develop their leadership on a regular basis. Thus, there is always room for professional and personal growth. 

Thirdly, flexibility and adaptability - these are qualities without which a business cannot exist. Women should be cautious in general, but more daring in the choice of tactics, also they have to easily break patterns and be willing to try new things. Fortunately, the flexibility of thought and intuition are nature qualities of the weaker sex and women just need to learn how to apply it in business successfully. 

Finally, any businessman and also businesswoman have to be great managers. They have to develop the ability to manage not only people but also business processes, projects and time properly. They should be able to balance work and life ultimately. A woman, who knows how to manage efficiently, always achieves the desirable goals in a certain period of time. 

In conclusion, I would like to add that it is not the whole list of important qualities for modern businesswomen, because it depends on the person what qualities she wants to improve in order to succeed in her career.

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