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As women in business, we honestly do not have to emulate men in the work place. Times are changing – we are allowed to be feminine, in fact we should own our femininity. All the time and in all we do!

As a result of these changes, the unique qualities that women bring to the workplace are gradually being acknowledged, even appreciated. This can helps not just female workers, but businesses as a whole.

So here are some reasons why women are so essential and should maintain their femininity in the business world:

  1. Women value teams – we value relationships with others
    1. We are relationship specialists
  2. Women are persuasive and empathetic leaders
    1. empathic listeners, learning about other people in ways that enable them to appeal to their unique needs and sensibilities
    2. formulate appreciated opinions and responses
  3. Women are generous
    1. Women are givers
    2. Encouraging
    3. Long term strategic thinkers
    4. Natural givers
  4. Opportunity experts
    1. We see opportunity in everything
    2. Women have the ability to see opportunity and give their ideas life and inspire others to do the same
  5. Networking Professionals
    1. Women are masters of navigation and putting their ideas to the test is their gift. They do this through networking. They follow-up and make sure they sow their seeds of ideas in the most fertile networking ground. Additionally, their inherent ability to be creative allows for the discovery of opportunities that most miss
  6. Women are expressive
    1. Women possess strong communication skills and social intelligence.
  7. Women that are unique tend to follow their own desires; form their own conclusions and seek to blaze their own trails.
  8. Women prefer lower risk
    1. women prefer lower risk opportunities and are willing to settle for lower returns.
    2. Women are more likely to prioritise that business and personal lives work in harmony.

So let us maintain our femininity in every way we can. If we could find and strike a balance with our male counter-parts, we could and will definitely conquer the business world and run succesfsul and prosperous companies!