5 reasons why women make good business leaders

Female top executives are a growing force, and here’s why you should seriously consider hiring them!

#1 They communicate better
Women are known to be better communicators. They seem to possess an innate skill set that focuses on communication, empathy and emotional literacy. So whether it’s addressing co-workers, communicating the pitch to the team or roping in another client, women are adept at assessing a situation and finding the right tool to getting the message across in the best possible way. And this has a lot to do with the fact that women understand the importance of listening with undivided attention.

#2 They know how to succeed against the odds
Whether we like to admit it or not the glass ceiling exists and in the last decade Indian women in business have been consistently pushing against it to emerge victorious. Most industries have a male bias, and if a woman has succeed it means that in addition to having a sound knowledge of her work, she also has tenacity, determination and resilience. All necessary qualities for a good leader.

#3 They appreciate team work
Women choose careers in fields they are passionate about and this translates into hard work and a commitment to excellence—whether that’s achieved through individual or group effort. They’re big on sharing ideas and coming up with solutions that benefit the group as a whole, and this helps them focus on the larger picture. Also, they’re good communicators and listeners, so they ensure that all team members get a chance to voice their opinions and are active participants in the task at hand.

#4 Women like to motivate
Women understand the important of mentors and are keen to pass on their learnings to others who can benefit from them. They know that the right word of encouragement can turn an underperformer into an ideal employee. Women would rather invest time and attention on bringing an old hand up to speed, which leads to a higher loyalty factor and sense of pride in the team member.

#5 They like to lead by example
According to research conducted by Pew Research Center in the US, women have an edge over men when it comes to being ethical and honest. 34 per cent of their respondents said women were more ethical and honest, while only 3 per cent said men were. Women also scored higher for providing fair pay and other work benefits. And it’s a well-known fact that women who have successfully cracked glass ceilings are an example to millions of women on the path to follow. They show other women that anything is possible if you set your mind to it! 

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