Hello everyone, today I would like to write about the importance of the role of women in society and the essential elements that a woman must have to succeed in her work and in her personal life.
When I was still a student I did not know what I wanted to do in the future but I knew clearly that I wanted to become a business woman, an independent, courageous and above all free woman. Free to choose how to organize my own time and free to choose where, how and with whom I would like to work.
My vision as a young girl and a student was to become a “business woman”, a woman with a busy career who remains feminine, elegant and glamorous. I hated the sight of women with severe rigid suit black pants, low heels and faded makeup. My vision of a career driven girl was rather that of a woman who is daring and not afraid to show her true self, a brave woman, extroverted and flashy, who loves to wear clothes with bright colors to convey joy and optimism!
This vision of an ambitious woman is what pushed me to become who I am today.
The simple fact of thinking of becoming someone is the first step toward achieving that goal.
Besides aesthetic appearance, other essential elements that a woman, and of course a man must have to be successful is authenticity, loyalty and humility.
The secret of the success of a woman and a man is to not to ever pretend to be someone you are not, to be fair and give respect to others and finally to have the humility to know and recognize your weaknesses and your mistakes, listen to people’s advices and let them help you; never take all the credits, but rather recognize and thank those who helped you.
Finally the courage, learning from our mistakes in order to grow and improve.
So regardless of whether you are man or woman you can learn and improve your leadership techniques to leverage your strengths, work more efficiently and better manage your time.
Regarding my work experience I have noticed that women and men works in a different way. I can not say that women are better then men or opposite, I think that they are complementary. A women in a Company gives more artistic ideas, and she’s able to find solutions more quickly than a men. Women can do more things at the same time when instead a men prefer to do one thing after the other. A men in a Company focus on the main goals which is good but sometimes he need a women help to find inspirations in new projects or to develop new ideas. That’s why I think that men and women are complementary in a business company.
An other thing very important that I learn during my experience of life is how to keeping up energy reserves. At the very beginning of my business experience I was loosing a lot of energy, my body and physical health has affected my mind and rest less effective performance of my work. So I learned how to recharge my energy and know how to keep it for longer. One of the best ways to recharge your energy is playing sports, swimming, doing yoga and of course a beautiful day at the SPA helps you to relax and then regenerate the energies.
Another very important element to keep in good health and be more performance at work is to have good nutrition, healthy eating, drink lots of water and do not drink too much alcohol.
This topic is so interesting that I keep continuous talking for hours and hours.
If you are interested to know more about this topic the Hult Business School organize a webinar about Women Leadership Trends and the essential elements for personal leadership. This webinar is for males and females and is directed by Professor Cari Guittard on Wendnesday 25th of March, which is actually already tomorrow.
You can register online HERE!
Professor Cari Guittard teaches Women’s Leadership, Corporate Diplomacy and International Negotiations at Hult Business School. Her classes are one o the most highly rated by Hult students. She ‘s also a regular Huffington Post Contributor and she won numerous award for her work in leadership.
Discover more about Cari Guittard Leadership webinar HERE!!
I hope many of you will interested in participating in this webinar and if you have any question please feel free to ask me, I will be pleased to answer you.