There are very few women billionaires in the world and even lesser self-made women billionaires in the world. Lack of encouragement, no access to required tangible and non-tangible resources and familial commitments; amongst other things prevent women from being as successful as their male counterparts.

 

Some women, however, have defeated all such issues and have emerged to be the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Some of these started at the very bottom of the pyramid and rose up with their commitment and hard work. Some of these women are Mary Kay Ash, Anita Roddick, Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, C.J. Walker, Estee Lander, Denny Craig and Folorunsho Alakija

 

All these successful women have some common traits that make them the great leaders they are today. Here are a few of these:

 

OPTIMISM

Aspiring women find it difficult to achieve success because of prejudice, less opportunities, etc.If they don’t have a positive outlook towards life, it can be very difficult to handle stressful and unfavourable situations.

 

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HARDWORK

Putting your 100% to whatever you do is the key to success. Depending on just skills and believing in luck is not enough. All the above mentioned successful women have worked extremely hard to get where they are today.

 

SELF-RELIANCE

Most successful people around the world are self-reliant. As important as it is to delegate work and not try to do it all yourself (a mistake that most women make), one should always take matters into their own hands when it comes to important decisions.

 

PERSISTANCE

When one faces hurdles (and everyone does), quitting can seem tempting but that is when one needs to buckle up and keep going. All the successful women have faced big and small problems at various stages of their career. Is they hadn’t been persistent, we wouldn’t have known them as we do today.

 

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Nigerian Observer

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