Why do women make the best entrepreneurs?
More and more women are leaving the corporate world, and using their skills and expertise to set up their own business.
And….they are killing it!
This blog post explores 8 reasons why women make the best entrepreneurs.
Whenever you are doubting the path that you have decided to take…
When you feel like that you can’t get you head around things, and you want to give up…
Remember this, women make the best entrepreneurs.
There are many reasons why this is the case, here are just 8 reasons below.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that gender equality has come a long way, women still experience a number of hurdles in business.
Whether that be through bias, discrimination, or other challenges.
The positive out of this, is that it builds resilience and strengthens them.
These hurdles are often motivation to change things for the better.
It will very rare that you find a woman sitting around twiddling her thumbs.
They don;t have time to sit around and wait for things to get done.
You will usually find women working to solve problems and make changes to improve things.
Women have a tendency to take a longer term view then men., especially when running a business.
Many female entrepreneurs will look to the future to see what impact that current decisions will have on the future.
Once they understand this, they will tend to plan around those potential impacts.
A large number of female entrepreneurs are known for being collaborative.
Women tend to ensure that everyone involved in their business feels included.
This feeling of inclusiveness leads to encouragement, buy-in from employees and better outcomes for the business.
Women are not afraid to ask for help.
Especially if there is an issue or a problem, a woman will put their hand up and ask for help.
They are willing to learn how to do something new, especially if it helps them to make their lives easier or fix an issue.
Women are more likely to have empathy.
Empathy is all about being able to understand the feelings of others.
Being empathetic benefits customers – with the entrepreneur being able to understand them better.
This can lead to customers being more from people that “get them”.
Showing empathy to employees has been proven to lead to more engagement, happiness and productivity in the workplace.
Empathy helps to build relationships – with customers, staff and peers.
Women tend to build stronger relationships and are more willing to help each other.
This creates deeper connections with people.
According to many reports and studies, women possess strong communication skills.
This puts them in great stead in regards to building relationships and connecting with people.
It also gives women an edge when it comes to social media – the ability to get their message out on social media platforms so that people understand and get it.