The responsibility of women extends far beyond their households. Many executive women need to wear multiple hats. They need to be business strategists, they need to be partners, they need to be caring mothers and they need to offer advice, support and leadership to their teams.
Female business leadership is often a double edged sword. In the past, women fought for equality and many baby boomers fought their way to the top, claiming high ranking positions in the business environment. While a high powered job has its perks, many young people and millennials grew up with mothers who had to juggle myriad responsibilities at home and at work. Looking at successful women, ‘having it all’ can seem exhausting (and in reality it often is), and for many it can seem unattainable.
Having a successful career and family life is tough. It requires focus, ambition, meticulous planning and an ability to look deep within yourself to figure out how you can prioritise and make all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. It can get complicated and one can easily become demotivated.
As a working mother, you might feel that there is never enough time in a day to cope with the demands from colleagues, clients, your partner or your children. To be an effective parent on the run, you need to learn how to cheat time and be creative and focused with the time that you do have. If you can learn how to create quality connections with those important to you even when you are on the run, you can build your career and give your children the love and attention they need.
It is for this reason that you should book a keynote presentation by speaker Nikki Bush during the month of August. Nikki can give you and your teams the inspiration, advice and strategies you need to make it all fit together.
In the meantime, here are a few inspirational quotes by successful business women as published in Entrepreneur Magazine:
- “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
- “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist — while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” – Lori Greiner, inventor, QVC host and ‘Shark Tank’ investor
- “If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we’ll have a better life.” – Mellody Hobson, of Ariel Investments
- “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran, real estate magnate and ‘Shark Tank’ investor
If you would like to learn more about the importance of women, contact Nikki Bush for a women’s day presentation for your group or team.