Celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Day in the Workplace

Accela Marketing
November 21, 2022
4
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Why is It Important To Celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Day

Women entrepreneurs are not just the backbone of the economy, but also a powerful force for social change.

The celebration is about giving women the opportunity to showcase their talents, skills and potential. Women Entrepreneurship Day is a day to celebrate how far we have come and how much further we can go.

It is also an opportunity for women to take pride in what they have achieved and not be afraid of being ambitious.

3 Tips For Creating Your Own Successful Business as a Female Entrepreneur

There are many different ways to create your own successful business as a female entrepreneur. You might want to start by considering what you're good at and what you like to do the most. Then, think about your skills and talents, and how they can be applied to the idea you have in mind. Finally, when you've created your plan for success, make sure that it includes things like financial goals and timeframes, so that you know exactly what it will take for your business to succeed.

Successful female entrepreneurs often have a lot of qualities in common. They are passionate about their work, they're committed over the long-term, they're strategic thinkers who know how to prioritize tasks effectively and they've got some serious grit!

Hot Tips for Thriving in a Male-Dominated Industry

In the male-dominated industry of software engineering, women are often overlooked for job opportunities. It is important to know how to get ahead in this competitive field.

- Networking:

It is crucial that you work to establish relationships with your colleagues and managers. Find out what they do and how they do it. This will help you figure out who you want to work with and where there might be opportunities for advancement. Joining professional associations catering to women can also be very helpful.

Some recommended ones are:

Caribbean Women In Leadership

Women Entrepreneurs Network Of The Caribbean (WENC)

Helen’s Daughters (For Agriculture and Agro-Processing Female Entrepreneurs)

- Be Proactive:

It can be difficult to find the opportunity to talk about your skills, but it’s important that you take charge of this process and don't wait for someone else to come up with an idea of what needs doing or a project that needs completing.

- Build Your Credentials:

Don't just hope that your skills will speak for themselves. Make sure that you have a portfolio of work samples or other evidence of what you can do so employers can see your qualifications at a glance.

Female Entrepreneur Successes

Republic Bank Limited is one of the major private companies in the Caribbean that prioritizes female entrepreneurs. Their Women Entrepreneur Business Builder Programme is open annually and women are invited to apply and learn from the best. You can hear from some of the mentors who are female successes in their own right.

How to Be a Better Boss for Your Female Employees

There are a number of ways that you can be a better boss for your female employees. One way is to make sure that you are listening to them, and not just assuming that they will agree with everything you say. Another way is to make sure that you are giving them more chances to speak up in meetings so they can contribute their ideas.

You should also be aware of the cultural differences between men and women - for example, women might not want to be seen as too aggressive or assertive. You should also pay attention to the language you use in the workplace - if something is sexist, then it's not appropriate for the workplace.

Remember that work/life balance means a lot to women who are mothers and heads of households. Caregiving remains the second shift job most women do (without any pay) rather than men. Therefore female employees may need more flexible hours and recent research from Hive, shows women employees still manage to get their work done despite having to hold down a second job at home, caregiving, nurturing, cleaning, cooking, supervising schoolwork, shopping and budgeting.

Women have always been movers and shakers in our society and generate a significant contribution to GDP in ways that are counted and uncounted (by supporting other workers through their second shift job as caregivers). Greater support and awareness is needed because our societies, (especially those where women are still struggling for full benefit of their basic human rights, safety and health) need successful women to lift ourselves out of poverty. We do not achieve “developed” status without female success.

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Accela Marketing
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