The Traits of Successful Women 

  • Published on:
    December 18, 2018
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We all have our own definition of what success is. In today’s career-driven society, however, such definitions have become rather unified in their goals: a lofty home, a loaded bank account, and a fantastic job.

Regardless of what you – as an aspiring businesswoman consider to be a worthy existence, there are certain undeniably paramount traits which the most powerful ladies in the world all share. Let us now take a look at some of the most desirable of these features.

This is undoubtedly the most pivotal point in gender equality in the history of mankind, and we are at the vanguard of a social reform which will ensure that the previously held down will forever stand proud, shoulder to shoulder.

They Have Passion 

You may have all manner of dreams and hopes you love nothing more than to fantasize about, but what actually drives you? What makes you wake up in the morning and be thankful to be alive? It isn’t enough to be driven by the pursuit of money and material gain.

No matter what your field may be, if you do not have the passion to further your progression in a fascinated and loving manner, you will not be able to truly achieve anything. Passion is what drives sleepless nights spent working, what brings inspiration and creativity, and what convinces people that you are indeed the right person for the job.

They are True to Themselves 

Every day, women are presented with all manner of false renditions of what they truly are. From digitally edited models in magazines to adverts showing off the ideal ‘domestic goddess’, every woman today is constantly bombarded with ridiculous expectations.

The most successful women realize that there is no benchmark or milestone which they need to grovel towards – they are completely happy in their own skin, and in their own minds. They accept their own faults and hone their talents as best as possible.

The key to success is being honest with yourself, and accepting that failure will indeed occur every now and then. It is being able to accept our own shortcomings and loving ourselves regardless that brings true power and prominence to the individual.

They can handle being a Boss 

The stereotype that women are too emotional for managerial roles can only be disproven with the reinforcement of such positions with calm and collected ladies. It can indeed be a massive trial, steadily replacing men in senior roles, and the pressure can certainly be overwhelming.

At this point in your career, you are at a turning point. You must now shed any patriarchal conditioning or decadent socialization that would otherwise cause you to allow your ‘feminine’ flusters to take over.

As a manager, it is your duty to always remain in an analytical and realistic frame of mind, never allowing a flair in temper or mood to override composure and rationality. Of course, there are plenty of women out there who do not need to be advised in this department, as they have set the standard for female empowerment and progression.

Charlotte Roseanne

Charlotte Roseanne lives in South Africa, is mixed-race and of Indian and Portuguese descent.  She works in business development and client relationships at one of the largest audit and advisory consultancies in the world. Charlotte graduated Honors Cum Laude in Psychology and currently manages leadership development workshops for c-suite executives that culminate in actionable plans towards their personal strategy. She is passionate about sharing knowledge, training and setting up others for success. Charlotte speaks three languages including French. Her interests are reading novels, writing poetry, taking drama classes, interior decorating and creating mosaics. To relax, Charlotte spends time at boutique cafés and enjoys being in nature – picnics at the botanical gardens, bonfires by the lake, walks on the beach and litchi picking at the litchi orchard.

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