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Tips that Working Women Should Use to Succeed in Business

Tips that Working Women Should Use to Succeed in BusinessLast week, Executive Street featured “Women in Business”, a theme that inspired topics such as “Putting the Right People in the Right Positions”, “Women in Business: Forget About the Glass Ceiling”, “Leadership Development: Not Just for Women”, and much more. We asked our audience their opinions about how women could succeed in business, what characteristics make up a powerful business woman and general advice for women in business. We had gotten great feedback from our audience, and here are some of the tips we received:

What are your tips to help women succeed in business?

“Don’t be afraid to think BIG.” –Julie Gordon White, Founder & CEO, The WELL for Women Entrepreneurs

“Take on a job/project with a steep learning curve that takes you out of your comfort zone. You’ll learn a lot and build your brand as someone willing to take on risk.” –Diane Baranello, Executive Coach

“6X6. What are the 6 most important things for me to get done in the next 6 weeks. Then go and do them in spite of opposition.” –Linda Remsberg, President & CEO, Meracord

“Always align and surround yourself with stronger people. They will always challenge and drive you to succeed (more)!” –Courtney Gebben, SR. Account Executive, Imagine Software

“Be a good mentor and role model.” –Ann Pipinski, President & CEO, Johnson College

“Lean in.” –Bonnie S. Mays, Former Senior Vice President, Realty World Inc.

“Stick with what you know and learn from those who had done it.” –Donna Cassidy

“Believe in yourself and believe in your business!” –Jeanne Malnati, Culture Transformation Expert, The Culture Group

“Take a daily dose of confidence and don’t try to be a man!” –Sara Roberts, Brand Strategist, Mentor, and Strategic Advisor, The Brand Trailors, Blacksnow, and Entrepreneurial Shark

“Being powerful is like being a lady; if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t!” –Haley Holt, Social Media Strategist, Ameba Marketing

“Sit at the table!” –Kimberly Kuntz, Integrated Marketing Executive, Noble Studios

“Use your unique ‘womanly’ traits like nurturing and multi-tasking to your advantage!” –Kathy Packard, Business Development Manager, Trusight

“You are the one who steers your course; it won’t be others holding you back. Love the comments & agree. If you have to tell others you’re a leaders, it’s likely not the case.” –Leeanne McManus, President and Trainer, ikuw Solutions, Inc., Brainstorm, and PeopleTech, LLC

What do you think are the characteristics that make up a powerful woman in business?

“Example by leadership.” –Sonia Bobadilla, Corporate Account Manager, Safari Books Online

“Creative, innovative, aware of and in touch with her personal brand, and in authentic leader.” –Karen Mercer-West, Owner and Executive Coach, Dunelm Biz

“Persistence, integrity, and trustworthiness, are all great characteristics of powerful leaders.” –Vizwerx Group

“Authenticity.” –Jessie Z.

“A woman is powerful when she leads, manages, and coaches to empower others in their roles and responsibilities.” –Tracy Sparks

“Self-Assuredness and the ability to influence.” –Anna K. Powell

“Humilty, genuine curiosity, authenticity, and continuous personal growth.” –Kelly Flores

“Be the man.” –Monirra A. Hayati

“Confidence and a great listener.” –Liberty Harper

“Drive, confidence, humility, focus, and vision.” –Jeremy Hudson, Director of Sales, Logic Supply, Inc

“Being open to new ideas.” –Chris Zdunich, Employer Consultant, SOI

This past week produced great tips form influential leaders in a variety of industries. The theme brought together groups of people from different backgrounds to speak about “Women in Business”. What do you think of these tips and what do you feel is missing?

Watch for great topics and tips from leaders on this week’s theme, “Sustainability”, on the Vistage social channels and blog!


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