Ever seen the look of surprise when certain men hear that you are the Managing Director or CEO?

Most women are generally content and more likely to take a back-seat when it comes to leadership roles. However, being a woman shouldn’t hold you back or alter your chances of success. It all comes down to personality.

You need to develop confidence and a fiercely independent attitude for determination to succeed.

Read on to learn more about the important qualities that prosperous businesswomen possess and how to develop them.

1. Ambitious

Being successful is not only about being an expert in your industry, but also having the desire to see the bigger picture, and play a greater role in society.

A successful entrepreneur has a vision and can see the path ahead and be able to inspire others to help them turn a dream into a reality.

2. Entrepreneurial and hard-working

Women can be extremely resourceful. We are able to identify opportunities and develop the relationships that are needed to get work done.

Hard work is our secret to success and to be successful you has to learn to sacrifice most of your spare time to build up your business.

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3. Passionate

Successful female entrepreneurs have a passion for what they do because they tend to develop businesses through the things they enjoy doing.

Women have been stereotyped as emotional leaders by men, but really we are just passionate about success and excellence. What you need to do is find your own passion and once you believe in it, turn it into something you can really be proud of.

4. Optimistic/Positive attitude

In the face of adversity, you need to be bold enough to stand the test of time. The tendency to look on the positive side of events or conditions helps you maintain a hopeful outlook.

With an optimistic perspective, one expects the most favourable outcome, and as such, is more likely to get that favourable outcome.

The ability to analyse situations, see the good side of projects and the results showcases a person’s attitude and level of confidence. This trait is contagious.winning personality gif

5. Confidence

One of the defining characteristics of being successful is confidence —the ability to understand what you are capable of. A confident personality is essential to win the hearts, respect and earn the trust of clients and build a profitable business with a solid reputation.

There is no point in starting a business unless you are confident and believe that you are destined for success. To be a successful Motherland Mogul, you need to stand tall and hold your head up high.

Whenever you are around and engaging with other people, smile, shake hands and always maintain eye contact.

6. Assertiveness

You also need to be straightforward and confident in our communication with others to enable them to seize new opportunities. You’ll be greatly respected for this.

In order to express your ideas, values and abilities you need to be assertive and confident. As a woman, when you are are self-assured, your peers will treat you with respect. Be fearless and learn to speak with authority and purpose. Remember though to also keep calm and deal with criticism rationally.

7. Aggressiveness

Being aggressive doesn’t necessarily mean fighting all the time. It involves bringing constructive energy to projects to make sure that things get done.

You can enhance this personality trait by developing a determined attitude to make sure you see things through until they are done.i'm_so_tired_of_being_nice gif

8. Persistence

We all get tested and life knocks us down now and again, the secret is in remembering to get back up when we fall. I have one motto, to always remind myself why I started even when I face challenges or opposition.

Starting something is one thing, but keeping it going and making sure it’s a success is another. You need to learn the power of persistence and never give up.

9. Humility

The business industry is always changing, so you will constantly need to keep up and remain innovative. Successful Motherland Moguls understand this and are willing to put in the extra work to learn and improve.

Read books, attend workshops and learn from others. Remain humble and don’t ever be afraid to admit that you don’t know everything.

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