Women can compete globally on any level without losing their femininity. Yet, according to The Namibia Econonomist, women tend to differ from men on their management style in the following positive ways. Note: Many of these traits might also apply to men.
- Multi-tasking — comes in handy in the early stages of growing a business.
- Focus — the ability to cut out distractions and focus on what is important.
- Intuition is the undefinable, immeasurable sense that helps with decision making and women tend to listen theirs more often.
- Prudence is a characteristic not normally associated with entrepreneurship yet it is vital in the early stages of entrepreneurship, especially for women.
- Cautiousness — women tend to be more careful in business than men and respect the importance of getting the balance right between overt risk-taking and caution.
- Patience is linked to the trait of prudence and very helpful to have when the going gets tough.
- Empathy — women are known to have higher levels of empathy than men.
- Asking for advice — women have no issue with this, especially if they can get answers.
Read other attributes that women have in business:
Learning from Female Entrepreneurs
One final point: In order to gain self-confidence and overcome social attitudes, women need to network continuously, support each other, look for role models, update their knowledge and skills, and have a clear vision of what they wish to accomplish.
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