Whoever you are—male or female, rich or poor, the boss or the worker bee—you’ve probably had a lot of experience with female leadership characteristics. Even if you’ve never worked in companies where women are in leadership positions, your first boss was almost certainly a woman. I’m talking about your mom, of course.
Make no mistake, motherhood is undoubtedly a leadership role. Once you’ve honed your leadership skills by convincing rebellious teenagers to do their homework, leading adults is a cinch! Not all women choose to exercise their leadership qualities in a workplace, but the home front is full of female leaders.
You don’t have to look far for reasons why moms are leaders. It’s because they have to be. Bear in mind, female leadership characteristics can look different than what we generally think of as ‘leadership.’ Your mother is likely sweet and kind, and prefers to lead by example and gentle persuasion rather than domination. But, she still got you to brush your teeth, eat your vegetables, and do all the other things that establish healthy habits in adulthood. Her leadership style was effective, and she did it in the way that came naturally to her.
Leadership characteristics are evenly distributed throughout the population. However, it may not feel that way. That’s likely because many powerful women have only expressed their leadership qualities inside the family circle. Watch this video on how I think all women have female leadership characteristics and why we can consider our very own moms as leaders.
We now realize the modern world needs equal doses of both male and female leadership qualities. We can no longer afford to ignore a good leader just because she happens to be a woman.
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Beate Chelette is the Founder of The Women’s Code and serves as the Programming Chair for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA). Once $135,000 in debt and a single mother, she successfully sold her business to Bill Gates in a multi-million dollar deal.
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