Not every woman like Susan Mcgalla can be successful in the field of business and entrepreneurship, but it is a game that is open to women all as long as we know how to play.
Of course there are lots of challenges to face like inequality and the like, that makes the game tough for us, but we have to face them head on if we want to be successful.
Here are other traits that I believe will push us to our success as a businesswoman:
Belief in ourselves
If we think we can, then we can. If we think that we can’t, then we simply can’t! Self-belief is a very important trait that should be possessed by any entrepreneur in order to get far.
To be successful, we should have the nerve to be ambitious, as ambitious as men! In a sense, women are all ambitious, but to succeed as men, we should really strive for something we want.
We should always reach for the top. Not the top five, not the top ten, the very top! We should never be satisfied with anything but the top.
In order to win clients and create a profitable business, we need to possess a lot of confidence. With confidence, we can gain the respect and trust of other people, and build us a good reputation.
Confidence is evident when we walk into a room with our head up high and we greet people looking at them directly in the eye. Let people realize that you are not any ordinary woman. You are a successful businesswoman!
Create businesses that revolve around the things you love. Successful businesswomen are passionate about what they do because they enjoy what they are doing.
Analyze where your passions lie, create a career around it and turn it into something you love and you are proud of. Have full faith in your passion and convert it into reality.
Do not think that once you are successful, you can begin to rest, because that is wrong! Everything in this world is constantly changing and you should always be updated on what’s the latest and ready to keep up and improve all the time. Don’t think that you will always be on the top because you can be down in one single change of the trend.
Be always willing to learn from others and improve yourself because that’s the way to keep on growing.
Success comes to those who are willing to work hard. It’s not enough to be smart and intelligent, to be connected and to have lots of opportunities. We need to work hard for everything to work, and to last. To get to the top, we need to work, and we need to work hard.
One good example of a successful businesswoman is Susan McGalla, the former president of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and a former chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc. She began her career in the women’s clothing and started getting promoted to higher roles until she became the president of the entire company.
Clearly, McGalla possessed all the traits above which propelled her to be successful in her field. To be a successful businesswoman we have to believe in ourselves and believe that what we are making a difference. We should have a very strong sense of purpose which will definitely stand the test of time.