How to Defy Social Expectations as a Businesswoman
Realizing your Own Career Aspiration
As a young girl, you may have had many career aspirations. You may have wanted to be a teacher, a lawyer, a marine biologist, or perhaps, a cowgirl. It is children’s nature to let their imaginations take them to many dreams and aspirations. However, as they grow older, these dreams become more structured and realistic. You may have pictured yourself growing up to be strong and successful, just like the female role models in your life and imagine yourself as a successful businesswoman
Overcoming Social Expectations
Later at a point in life, some of you who are reading this might have realized your one true career aspiration, is to own a business. Yes, that’s right! and here you are reading this as a female entrepreneur with so many career goals while quite a number of difficulties are also piercing through your mind.
Do the Only Successful Entrepreneurs come from the Masculine Gender?
Nevertheless ladies, believe me you have the courage and you are at the right place and you sure can face it and overcome it and you can be a powerful businesswoman. “The Social Expectations”. The social impact is apparent in the differences in advice given to males compared to females, even at a young age. Girls are often encouraged to be responsible and organized. It can be argued that boys do not feel obligated to have these attributes in order to succeed.
Old School Categorizing || Girls vs Boys Judging by their Neatness of School Work.
Remember when one of your classmates submitted an assignment without signing their name in school? One of the most common practices for finding the author, was to analyze the neatness of the handwriting. It was common for a messy assignment to be attributed to a male, while neat handwriting would be found to have a female author. Was this just a result of stereotypes or did girls really put more value on neat writing than boys? What about you? To which category did your handwriting fell in to?
Women need not be inside a frame when performing their best
We teach women to be good students in school. To write neatly. To color within the lines. When women enter the workforce, we tell them to perfect their PowerPoints for an idea pitch. We tell them to practice only the common methods, some which have been tried and succeeded, but some of those which will never prove a point as the result depends on the nature of your business.
A Little help now & then won’t Hurt
You need more than a team, a dream, a proposal to get investors to get their wallets out of their pockets. Women seek more help and support. They are often insecure about their ideas and strategies, while a man just believes he can, a woman needs more encouragement to believe the same. Working with an all-round business mentor will help tremendously who has made some effort not always trying to be prim & prom like a lady but tried some of the things the masculine way too.
Being bold and self-respect to become a successful businesswoman
What women really need, perhaps, is to be advised to be bold. You must value yourselves for more than your practical skills, but rather, you are appreciated for your ideas, innovativeness, bravery & you must not fear to fail. It’s time to stop the behaviors that put destructive unconscious thoughts in the minds of young girls that later present in their sense of self-worth. If this can be accomplished, women may be willing to be braver, to go further, and to expect more out of themselves than they have in the past. Which results in more women being a businesswoman and also having bigger businesses than then is the case now.
Final Outcome, A Result of Clearing all Societal Obstacles || Success
A result of making this change, is Tineke Rensen who started her business very young, entered the male dominated sport “Whitewater Kayaking” & became the National Champion who also used great qualities of the young woman in her; the title “Female Entrepreneur” Is now a days a lot more common from when she started, 30 years ago and is now a more common goal for young girls, such as her very own daughter and for the businesswoman.
When you are a businesswoman and you want to know more about Tineke Rensen?
Tineke Rensen is in business for 29 years. She built an international Outdoor and Survival business from scratch and sold this after 22 years.
Tineke was a national whitewater kayaking champion.
She now is one of the most all-round business accelerators you can find. There are very few topics she cannot help you within your business. Many people find it hard to believe when they hear this. How much do you think you know about a topic if you live it day and night for 28 years?
Tineke works with female business owners to grow to their full business potential. She uses her own system the “Blueprint for a Successful Business Makeover”. She is a women’s business coach.
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