March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women throughout history. This month provides an opportunity to recognize the resilience, strength, and ingenuity of women who have broken barriers and blazed trails in various fields. Today, I wanted to share the importance of entrepreneurship for women and how by incorporating certain traits of entrepreneurs, we all can achieve great success and break through the glass ceiling that has held us back for far too long. As a woman CEO, I have faced firsthand the challenges women face in the business world and have incorporated these skills to help myself.
One of the most important traits that successful entrepreneurs possess is passion. Passion fuels the drive and determination needed to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Women who are passionate about their work are more likely to succeed and find fulfillment in their careers. So, aligning yourself with jobs that give you a feeling of purpose and support your passion is critical.
Resilience is another key trait that we should incorporate into our careers. Starting and running a business is not easy, and entrepreneurs often face setbacks and failures. However, it is the ability to bounce back from these setbacks that sets successful entrepreneurs apart. Women who are resilient and persistent in the face of challenges are more likely to achieve career success. Challenges can come in different shapes and forms, and grit can help us learn from them and come to the other side stronger.
Creativity and innovation are also essential traits of successful entrepreneurs. Women who are willing to think outside of the box and come up with unique solutions to problems are more likely to stand out and succeed in their careers. This is important as the challenging obstacles don’t have an easy solution and rely on creative problem-solving, whether alone or preferably with a supportive team.
Risk-taking is another important trait for women who want to achieve career success. Entrepreneurs often take calculated risks, such as investing time, money, and resources into an uncertain outcome. Women willing to take risks and step outside their comfort zone are more likely to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Risk-taking is one of the most underrated traits, as it is difficult to rise to great heights without taking calculated risks.
Adaptability is also key to success in entrepreneurship and in one’s career. Successful entrepreneurs are able to pivot and adjust their strategies as circumstances change. Women who are adaptable and open to new opportunities are more likely to achieve success in their careers. I believe women are great at this trait and can adapt to various situations and circumstances more easily than men. We should leverage this to our strengths.
Finally, networking is an essential trait for successful entrepreneurs and women who want to achieve career success. Building strong relationships and networks is key to finding mentors, advisors, partners, and customers. Women who focus on building relationships and networking within their industry are more likely to achieve their goals and break through the glass ceiling. This is not a secret, and I do believe that most women are humble team players that complement the virtues of building strong relationships.
By incorporating these traits of successful entrepreneurs into our careers, we can achieve great success and break through the glass ceiling. Passion, resilience, creativity and innovation, risk-taking, adaptability, and networking are essential traits that we should cultivate in order to achieve our goals and reach our full potential. As a woman CEO, I encourage all women to embrace these traits and pursue their dreams with determination and courage.
– Deeksha Joshi (No Worker Left Behind)