Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Christine Lagarde, are some of the women recognized worldwide for achievement in their respective fields. These leading ladies recently figured in the Forbes list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. These global icons are the voice of change and redefining the role of leadership in the 21st century.
“Not to generalize but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialization,” former U.S. President Barack Obama said at an invitation-only event in Paris. His response was prompted by a question about leadership qualities for the future at an event organized by “Les Napoleons,” a network of communications professionals. He was certainly not wrong as today many women are equally successful in comparison to their male counterparts. One can find countless successful women across various industries, including tech, finance, media, and politics, across the globe. Women are managers in all aspects, as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a daughter-in-law or whatsoever role, she can get things done in a far better manner than men. They have been managing homes from ages and now showing the same skill in running parties and organizations.
Role Of Mother
Art of management is a gift to women by nature. Motherhood being the most challenging job in the world makes a woman more agile and efficient. It teaches her tidbits of wisdom and insight. Her motherly attitude is reflected when handling a team. She understands the ability of the team members and remains patient in case of any mistake or blunder. Politely but firmly she makes everyone understand the assigned roles and responsibilities. With the ‘to-do list approach,’ she maintains a balance and knows how to control thinking, attitudes, and emotions which are prerequisite for success.
Role Of Daughter
Daughters are consensus-builders in every family and have a natural instinct to bring everyone together. Daughters bring with them leadership talents that can have a significant impact on the business. The soft skills approach helps them to connect with a network of other women in business, leading to new relationships with potential customers, clients, and vendors. Within the organization, she strives to cultivate trust while making sure everyone involved understands the topic or problem.
Role Of Wife
The role of a wife is crucial as she gives her husband the strength to succeed and nurtures the children. She is empathetic and values relationship. This mannerism is reflected in the workplace also where she plays a key role in the preparation and planning of a project. From time to time, she evaluates the progress and infuses time and energy to meet the expectations of the client. She is the person to whom teammates turn for understanding, comfort, and recognition.
Role Of Daughter-in-Law
Acceptance is challenging both for a new girl in a family and also for a team leader in a company. A bride adjusts accordingly to the values of the family and learns the art of handling household pressure with ease. At the workplace, she exhibits the same traits and conveys a positive attitude towards the new team. She doesn’t engage in arguments, rather tries to sort out things in a conducive manner. Being pragmatic and resilient she usually maneuvers tricky situations with grace.
Master in soft skills alongside power to communicate, collaborate and connect help women to reach on the top of leadership position.