Women in business are most likely to have it harder than their male counterparts, but has that ever stopped them from trying and actually succeeding? No. In honour of women’s month, we have highlighted four important qualities that women in business possess.
Despite the changes that the business world goes through on a daily basis, people are still sceptical of women in business. It comes as a surprise that women who walk into boardrooms and offices are still raising people’s eyebrows in this day and age. It is because of this reception that women in business are making it a point to change people’s ideas of them. They are fearless. They dive into the business world and claim their seats at the table. Since they are bound to be judged harshly based on their gender, fear is not an option. Instead, they have to be twice as fearless to achieve as much as their male counterparts. Being better prepared also helps their case.
Relationship building is important to women in business. When they embark on a business journey with you, they want to know who you are and who you are not. They want to know the people who matter to you and your motivation for working as hard as you do. Women are sympathetic creatures by nature. This helps them in handling business matters because they make it a point to listen and learn. Business flows easily when there is a reliable working relationship between the interested parties that is based on mutual respect and trust.
It is often said that those who chase two rabbits at the same time catch neither. Well, when it comes to women in business, this could not be farther from the truth. Women in business usually have a point to prove to those who doubt their capabilities and as a result, they have a knack for doing more than what is expected of them. They can be super moms and wives at home and queens in boardrooms. That is because they have mastered the art of multi-tasking. It often works as an advantage for them at work especially if they have a lot of work to go through.
In general, women know how to “tell it as it is”. They are good communicators (even though they may come across as blunt at times). As a result, their ability to communicate well and effectively ensures that the instructions they give their counterparts are clear, thus delivering the desired results. Communication is a vital element of any business and women have the basics covered.
All is fair in business!
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