Women have shaped our history in all sorts of ways. Some tell you it’s ‘a world driven by men’ but women have played a crucial role in our current state. Whether we’re speaking of the whole world or Egypt in specific (lets not forget Cleopatra or Huda el Shaarawi). In our current world trend of the entrepreneurial era, women have become aspiring entrepreneurs and female business leaders. Success stories regarding women leaders have fortunately become more common and louder for everyone to hear and experience!
Here are 10 life advices from 10 inspiring women with great stories around the world!
1. Sara Blakely: Debating & cold-calling teaches you the most unbelievable life skills.
Sara Blakely started out as a door-to-door seller selling fax machines. After not being able to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer. After these long years, Sara Blakely is now a self-made female billionaire running Spanx; a multi-million dollar undergarment company. Debating and cold-calling is believed to be extremely beneficial because it simply teaches you how to sell and to keep going with the tendency to articulate yourself properly.
2. Sheryl Sandberg: Always take on new challenges, even if you at not sure you are completely ready.
The COO of Facebook helped increase the user base of Facebook to more than 10 times compared to how it was before Sheryl Sandberg became board member. She was able to reach the goals set and exceed them instantly! As an entrepreneur, waiting for the ‘right time’ isn’t the best way to do things, always try to take on new challenges even when you aren’t sure. Take Sheryl is a good example!
3. Jean Liu: You don’t need to set any limits for yourself just because you are a woman.
Jean Liu is the president of Didi Chuxing, China’s largest mobile transportation platform. She was able to compete with Uber after they tried to enter the Chinese transportation market. The tough competition ended with Uber backing out of China! Jean Liu has been a strong ongoing advocate for women all around the world. She believes that women need to stay curious and never stop growing. Because that’s the way new opportunities arise!
4. Diana Goodwin: GET OUTSIDE!
Not the usual advice you’d hear from an entrepreneur. But Diana Goodwin, CEO of Aquamobile, believes that a break every while and spending time outside can make you more productive rather than getting caught up in endless tasks daily. Aquamobile is the largest swim lesson provider in the US and has grown to over 1,300 employees.
5. Natalie Ellis: When your company is growing fast, the biggest challenge is to recruit fast enough!
A platform for female entrepreneurs, Bossbabe is a business that creates a community for ambitious millennial women all over the world. Natalie Ellis was able to build a fast growing business and had the challenge of recruiting right. The patience of finding the right people suitable for the business needs you have is crucial to keep in mind and consider whilst your business is growing.
6. Cher Wang: Be honest about your talent, and open to change.
A true female entrepreneur that paved her way through the tech world, Cher Wang spent a lot of her time manufacturing cell phones for other people during the start of her journey. She then started her own company, HTC. HTC smartphones have now become one of the few leading smartphone companies after Apple and Samsung. The currently has an estimated net worth of over $6.5 billion. According to Cher Wang’s whole journey, the key to being honest about one’s talent is what let her become the CEO of one of the leading smartphone companies.
7. Miki Agrawal: Observe things with a fresh (childlike) eye!
Co-founder of 3 successful companies, Miki Agrawal gives a meaningful advice of observing things with a childlike eye. In other words, questioning common things in life that we wouldn’t usually question as adults! And simply creating a business out of it. Miki Agrawal invented ‘Tushy’, basically instead of cleaning with toilet paper only, cleaning it with water as well! (شطافة basically)
8. Riya Grover: While passion is an essential component for long term success, it can also create some blind spots.
A entrepreneur, Riya Grover built a fast growing food tech business that provided solution to workplace food using personalized menus for employees, Feedr. She had a great passion towards what she wanted and believed that anyone can get into the head of the customer if they had the strong passion to do so. However she also believes that being extremely passionate has its drawbacks, like having certain blind spots towards threats or negative opinions on what you’re passionate about.
9. Danielle Gano: Listen to your gut.
Whether through a bit of meditation or a frequent practice of spirituality, Danielle Gano, CEO of Elle Communications believes in always listening to your gut. As Steve Jobs once said, intuition is much more powerful than intellect. According to Danielle Gano, listening to your gut and trusting your intuition will help you keep track of your overall vision and be in peace with it.
10. Zoe Tryon: Connect with Nature.
An ‘eco-aristocratic’ ambassador for Amazon Watch and founder of One of the Tribe, Zoe Tryon believes in the importance of connecting with nature to reduce the effects of stress and overwhelm that happen from our busy urban lifestyles. Gazing at a tree or a plant can be enough to give you the positive energy you need in a day!
Happy International Women’s Day!
10 advice from 10 aspiring women can be really beneficial for you no matter what your current state is in the entrepreneurial era. Women don’t just have the capabilities of becoming good leaders, women all over the globe are changing the way we’re living; creating solutions and building change to break the norm! All these women were able to overcome all the obstacles and failures to reach what they are now. Let these successful women add something to your life, and help you reach the goals you’re dreaming of!
Startups Galaxy is wishing all of you great women a happy International Women’s Day!
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