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Women In Leadership Roles

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Leadership was more associated with men in the longest history of humanity. But in recent years, women fight for recognition and equality in the workplace. And they assumed leadership positions, albeit scarcely. Yet, there is also a sad reality that leadership is unequal in the world of women. There have always been comparisons among stay at home vs working mom, including leadership. Leadership though, is not tied in titles and places. It is an influence to create change. And whether a woman is working or stays at home, she has the freedom to assume leadership. Leadership for stay at home women can manifest to their children, in the community, and their networks.

 

Women are the new breed of effective leaders

Forbes addressed the newest leadership type, which is authentic leadership. According to them, authentic leaders are self-aware and genuine. They are also mission-driven and focused on results. But most importantly, authentic leaders lead with their hearts. It is so that women are the new breed of effective leaders. Their ability to empathize with others and to be honest with who they are is their asset. Authenticity is a natural thing for women, but inequality in leadership has pushed women to think and act like men. Women faced judgment as either too bossy or too soft. Thus, the following tips will help you develop authenticity in leadership roles.

Define personal and professional

To lead as an authentic leader, you need to learn about the personal stories of your subordinates. But it would help if you defined clear boundaries of what is personal and professional. This can be done by communicating your work expectations, such as goals and output.

Inspire success by mentoring

By helping subordinates in overcoming their limitations, they become loyal to your vision. Start by giving support, training, mentorship, and resources. This way, you help them to learn more and to do more. Ultimately, it will benefit your business and your team goals.

Increasing women in leadership roles

Harvard business review says that women face internal challenges in assuming leadership roles, and that leadership is more than just a title. Leadership is indeed a learning process to become comfortable in management roles. The following activities can increase this learning curve for women in leadership roles.

Allow women to rise to the challenge

The first key is to allow women to respond to challenges. Let them use their own set of skills, values, and strategies. This promotes women leaders to have a sense of purpose. It will also present her to others as someone willing to tackle challenges. Her response reflects her authentic self, thus allowing her team to trust her. Acknowledgment of her ability to step-up will help her in assuming her role. She will be encouraged to innovate, assert her ideas, and resolve issues.

The bottom line, the success of women in leadership, relies on finding their voice and being comfortable. If this is achieved, women’s authentic self will be a powerful tool that will make an effective leader.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

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