One close look at the C-suite of any big enterprise, and you will see how there are very few women on the leading posts. That trend, however, is changing over the years and many women now hold strong positions successfully. What is it they do differently than their colleagues, which makes them stand out? Here is a list of the traits we found commonly prevalent in successful female networkers:
You want something; do not be afraid to go after it. To succeed in all occupations, you must have the ability to take the first step, boldly and relentlessly, no matter the hurdles. In this fast-paced world, there is never going to be a perfect moment to start anything. You have to create chances and opportunities for yourself by taking the initiative to attract success in your life. The women who succeed are always ready to take the plunge whenever they see an opportunity coming their way. Although, you have a particular set of expectations of how you want things to work out for you but remember, if you keep waiting for those conditions to be met, you might lose many rather good ones in the process.
Have A Clear Vision and Set Goals
To materialize your ideas, you must have a clear vision of set goals and the possible challenges so that you can stay on track. Successful networkers know they need to master their trade, and therefore they try to learn everything they can about their field, plan all their moves accordingly, and don’t let any setbacks or challenges deter them from their aim. It is crucial to keep your eyes on the prize and know you can do whatever it takes to get there. You need to decide what your career is and be specific. Make your aspirations known and be open to feedback. Then, work on it to improve yourself.
Don't Be Afraid To Innovate
In a saturated world with rapidly changing and evolving ideas, you need to come up with a highly innovative approach to start something new, or you can derive a new outlook on the already existing designs. You must be innovative in your approach in life to know that you have limited resources, time, and space, and if you do not act fast and smart, you might lose your chance to succeed. Success comes to those who are eager and energetic towards realizing their dreams into reality. They are farsighted and look at things differently than others. They keep their values intact in tough times and never fear change and challenges. They are firm believers of the change they wish to bring about and can make quick decisions assessing all profit and loss within the shortest time.
Integrate Your Values and What You Learn
For a successful person, it is essential to have an integrated approach and a collaborative support system from a reliable and robust team. No one is a master of all trades; therefore, you must know how to incorporate people and their skills to give you efficient results. Successful people remain far outside their comfort zone, which provides them with an exceptional margin to grow and learn. You must learn to overcome societal pressure, burdens, and stereotypes to setup ground for new example that attracts more opportunities for you. Successful people are ground-breakers with their relentless efforts and their drive to integrate into the environment. They are most likely to succeed but are seen unfit by society. Good team workers make successful entrepreneurs and networkers. That is why start by building a reliable and efficient team and keep it intact harmoniously so that everyone has combined efforts result in collective success. Successful people know they rise by bringing others up with them and not by putting them down.
Influence People Around You
Influential people are the most successful networkers. Women who know how to reach out to people, and make them understand their vision, help them achieve their goals more quickly. Women serve multiple roles at the same time, and this helps them not only understand but convince others around them of the public service messages they can serve. It helps them in building a robust influential network where their vibe and vision matters. They use it wisely, and then they create a ripple effect of change by their example. To ensure success, you must learn your strengths and weakness and use them to create a better strategy to make your voice heard and bring about the change you wish for in the world. You become the voice of ordinary folk; only then can you become a truly successful networker when you use your power and convince people of your capabilities.
Be Competent In Whatever You Do
When you are competing in a highly challenging corporate world, it is not easy to make everyone believe in you and your abilities to lead. It takes consistent hard work and setting an example by your work and character that you have what it takes to be where you are. You must be willing to think on your feet, learn as you come across new skills, and keep up with the changing times. You must master the knowledge of your field. Only then can you keep growing in the challenging corporate world. You must listen well, understand clearly, and then respond accordingly to maintain efficient communication. Always be alert of all the things said and unsaid and all the hidden agendas and innuendos to look out for potential harm or opportunity coming your way.
Improve Your Efficiency
Work smart, not hard. That is the most useful tip to achieve your goals in the end, without overburdening yourself with work. Learn to plan your tasks, delegate when needed, and learn to choose your battles. Choose what is important, and ask yourself, 'Will it help me or hurt me?' Step back, think, and make a choice. However, it is essential to be respected, and you can achieve that by being credible. Know what you are talking about, work hard, set appropriate expectations, and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Learn to stand up for yourself without being overly aggressive. More importantly, surround yourself with like-minded people.
Be Confident and Self Aware
Recognize and celebrate your strengths and be willing to identify the areas outside your skill set that are holding you back. Update your skill in the fields, which add value to your work and outsource the rest to your best team. If you end up making a mistake, don't be shy to apologize for it, and move on—do not ruminate. Appreciate the feedback and think, ‘What can I do with this?’ If you are not making mistakes, you may not be doing something interesting. Be sure of your ideas and strengths, and always be flexible to recognize your flaws and mistakes. Be willing to learn how to improve at any chance you find be willing to let go of things you can’t change or control. The more you understand yourself clearly, the easier it will become for you to design your success strategy accordingly.
Don't Give Up!
Don’t let anyone tarnish your spark. Remember, if you believe in yourself and your calling, then you must go after it with full force. However, you need to understand it won’t happen overnight. Give it time, give it patience, and you will be who you aspire to be. Learn, mold, and evolve with your experiences. Asses your success by not just how fast you achieve your goals, but also how much you build up yourself and your network during the process.