Women have achieved many great strides in all spheres of life. On this occasion of international women’s day, this is another opportunity to seek more ways on how to encourage female leadership in organizations. For many years, career success for women came from a male perspective.
It was also hinged greatly on the ability of women to adjust to a male-dominated culture and business processes in their field. Unfortunately, women have therefore often have to play by the existing rules in a workplace. And they do this, all while trying to conform to society’s ideas of how women should behave and […]
Consciously build confidence since women struggle with being confident (compared to men in general), even when they are highly competent. That confidence is required since self-promotion is often an essential tool for career advancement.
Stop the guilt. Find ways to support your work-life balance. Put in place a strategic network.
Define what success and career growth and fulfilment means for you. What do you really want from your career? You need to know that leadership roles in particular are demanding. So you must be sure you are willing to put in the long hours and make sacrifices which will be required from time to time.
“… no one is perfect, so why should I be perfect? … I need to feel what uncertainty feels like … life is not a train, and (that) not everything is certain. You don’t just get told where you go, you have to make life for yourself. It is up to you to make it, … your career progression … Don’t wait for someone else to shape your life. It is yours”– Blanca Juti
Self-love is the process of knowing yourself, connecting with your inner self, overcoming self-limiting beliefs, letting go of everything that doesn’t serve you, and falling in love with yourself.
Self-love helps silence the fear of rejection, our inner critic, and instead befriend it to serve us rather than taunt us. And we develop confidence in what we stand for, when we know who we are from within. With self-love, we are able to let go of self-judgment, negative thoughts, opinions, and people who are not aligned with us.
When we accept ourselves wholly for who we are, people around us also start seeing us in the same light. Likewise, when we love what we do and do what we love, we are alive and soaring in all that we do. This further draws others with positive energy to us. Ultimately, that power of love for yourself, will not only elevate your relationship with yourself, but enhance and deepen your relationship with work, family, life, and everything around you.